MERGErS AND acquisitions

Bolze Associés assists its clients in their domestic or international acquisitions, asset or company transfers as well as in build-ups following an LBO, namely on:

  • internal reorganisations of companies prior to their sale (mergers, demergers, carve-outs…)
  • due diligence processes,
  • drafting and negotiation of all relevant documentation,
  • post-closing integrations,
  • monitoring and enforcement of post-acquisition guarantees.

Bolze Associés regularly advises on capital partnership transactions, the setting up of joint ventures also, hand in hand with our expert partners, the firm deals with the takeover of companies in receivership, judicial liquidation or the sale by groups of subsidiaries in difficulty.

Private equity

Bolze Associés intervenes in equity transactions, particularly in the small and mid-cap companies’ segment. In this context, our lawyers assist our clients, whether they are SMEs, managers, investors, industrial groups or family offices regardless of how the transaction and its financing is structured.

Bolze Associés accompanies its clients in:

  • the raising of funds
  • Capital Risk / Capital Development
  • LBO, MBO/MBI, OBO.

In this context and at each stage of each transaction, Bolze Associés produces the legal documentation necessary to secure its clients’ objectives (letter of intent, due diligence, Share Purchase Agreement, shareholders’ agreement, management package, issuance of preference shares and issuance of other types of securities …).

Corporate Law

In addition to its expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity, Bolze Associés deals with all aspects of corporate law.

Our firm handles varied corporate transactions and provides a broad range of corporate and business services, including incorporation of companies, shareholder and capital raising issues and legal follow up of targeted companies and holdings, post operation recovery acquisitions and LBOs.

Inter group structuring is also one of the firm’s strong points – from the choice of the legal structure to the implementation of the legal operations, such as partial spin offs, contributions in kind and mergers ( preparation of data rooms, drafting all legal documentation, coordination with tax, HR, IT and finance teams the statutory audits and completion of all legal formalities.)

Contract Law

Due to the experience of its team members, particularly in Mergers and Acquisitions and LBO transactions, Bolze Associés has recognised expertise in drafting and negotiating the most elaborate contracts, with the collaboration of our external specialists where necessary, particularly in the following areas:

  • financial (financing contracts, pledges of securities and, more generally, all bank guarantees, cash pooling agreements etc);
  • Industrial (PPP Public-Private Partnerships, corporate groups and technology transfers).
  • Intellectual Property and Information Technology

At the request of its clients, our firm is also involved in the drafting and negotiation of standard business contracts in general, including commercial leases.