Communiqué Tax Law Employment and Social Security Law Private Equity IT and Data Protection Competition, Retail and Consumer Law Commercial and International Contracts Wealth and Asset Management Intellectual Property, Media, and Art Law Real Estate and Construction M&A | 19/09/18 | 1 min. | Julien Wagmann Ruben Grouchka Maxime Legourd Philippe Lorentz Elie Bétard Nathalie Lengaigne Alexandra Berg-Moussa Florence Chafiol Marie-Charlotte Hustache
The law firms August Debouzy et K&L Gates acted as outside counsels in connection with the acquisition of a minority stake in Artemis Courtage, by RAISE Investissement, a private equity firm.
Created in 2009 at the initiative of the six partners and current managers, the Artémis Courtage group operates in the real estate credit brokerage, loan insurance and credit consolidation sector, thanks to a network of some forty branches, mainly owned by the group. The group, which has grown strongly since its creation, how has a turnover of around €40 million for an amount of more than €2.5 billion in outstanding loans negotiated in 2017.
This transaction allows RAISE Investissement to invest approximately €20 million alongside the six co-founders of Artémis Courtage, in order to support the group in its ambitious development projects, in particular the opening of new directly owned branches, the ramp-up of digital tools and the acceleration of the external growth strategy through targeted acquisitions.
August Debouzy assisted RAISE Investissement with a team composed of Julien Wagmann (partner), Ruben Grouchka and Maxime Legourd, on corporate aspects, Olivier Moriceau (counsel) and Leslie Ginape, on financing aspects, Philippe Lorentz (partner) and Elie Bétard on tax aspects. Were also involved in the due diligence, Léa Karagueuzian (Corporate), Nathalie Lengaigne (counsel) and Camille Lihrmann on the labour law aspects, Alexandra Berg-Moussa (partner) and Barbara Naouri on the commercial contract aspects, Florence Chafiol (partner) and Marie-Charlotte Hustache on data protection aspects, Véronique Dahan (counsel) and Laure Arnon-Duquesnoy on intellectual property aspects and Julien Wlodarczyk (counsel) on real estate aspects.
K&L Gates assisted Artémis Courtage with a team composed of Nicola Di Giovanni (partner), Julia Brochet, Sidney Lichtenstein and Rodolphe Amaudric du Chaffaut, on corporate aspects, Bertrand Dussert (partner) and Alban Michou-Tognelli on tax law aspects, and Mounir Letayf (partner) on financing aspects.VOLT Associés assisted the lenders with Alexandre Tron (partner).