Valérie Lemaitre’s practice focuses on corporate and financial matters, including acquisition transactions involving public companies, structured financings, leveraged transactions and securities offerings.

Valérie joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2002.

Notable Experiences

  • Ivanhoé Cambridge in connection with a €1 billion joint investment with Blackstone in debt secured by Gecina shares.

  • Technip in connection with a €375 million offering of non-dilutive cash settled convertible bonds.

  • Qualium Investissement in its acquisition of Poult Holding.

  • Access Industries in the refinancing of the Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France.

  • Gecina in its €3.3 billion acquisition of Eurosic to become one of Europe’s largest real estate groups.

  • Sodiaal in its acquisition of Entremont Alliance.

  • Borrowers’ counsel in numerous other acquisition financings, including Eurazeo-Bridgepoint/Foncia, Rexel/Hagemeyer and Arcapita/CEPL.

  • Lenders’ counsel in numerous other acquisition financings, including Technip/Global Industries and Natixis Private Equity/Axa PE.

  • Syndicated credit transactions, including investment grade syndicated financings (Edenred, Vivendi, Technip, Vallourec, La Poste, Valeo, Accor), non-investment grade and crossover syndicated financings (Nexans, Sodiaal, Rexel, CFAO, ArcelorMittal), in the context of debt reorganization (counsel to Kering and Fnac as well as Accor and Edenred on the debt reorganization and raising in the context of the spin-off of their respective groups; counsel to Sodiaal in the debt reorganization of Entremont; counsel to Kaufman & Broad in the reorganization of its financial debt designed to reinforce its financial flexibility).

  • Numerous capital market transactions, including IPOs (Coface); rights issues (Société Générale); Oceanes (Technip, Faurecia and Nexans); Ornanes (Gecina); exchangeable bonds (Crédit Agricole/Eurazeo); hybrid securities (Air France-KLM, Crédit Agricole and BPCE); Bonds (Icade, Crédit Agricole, Technip, Edenred, Nexans, Gecina, Valeo, Vallourec, BPCE, BFCM, and Vivendi, La Poste); high-yield notes (Loxam, Faurecia and Rexel); and block sales (CASA/Bankinter and CASA/Eurazeo).

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