August Debouzy advised the founders of l’Usine in connection with their efforts to become fully autonomous

Communiqué Private Equity M&A Employment and Social Security Law | 27/05/19 | 1 min. | Julien Wagmann Ruben Grouchka Emmanuelle Barbara

August Debouzy advised the founders of l’Usine, a company operating premium sports clubs in Paris, Brussels and Geneva, on the acquisition, with the support of investment funds managed by two asset management companies, 123 Investment Managers and Sigma Gestion, of all the shares held by Lagardère Sport & Entertainment since 2015.

Alongside the founders, this transaction was funded by several investment funds represented by an asset management company, 123 Investment Managers, co-investing with several investment funds represented by the asset management company Sigma Gestion.

This transaction should enable l’Usine to reach a new milestone in its development, following the opening, in January 2019, of its latest premium sports club of 2,000 square metres within the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris.

Legal advice:

August Debouzy advised the founders of l’Usine, with a team consisting of Julien Wagmann, partner, and Ruben Grouchka, senior associate, on the corporate matters, and with Emmanuelle Barbara, partner, on the labour and employment aspects.

Lagardère Sport & Entertainment was assisted by Veil Jourde, more specifically Laurent Jobert, partner, and Merwan Becharef, associate, regarding the corporate aspects, and by CMS Francis Lefebvre, with Marie Sevrin, associate, regarding the labour and employment aspects.

The investors, 123 Investment Managers and Sigma Gestion, were assisted by Ideact Avocats, with Maud Partouche, partner, and Carole Hadrys, senior associate.


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