Communiqué Corporate Litigation - Arbitration - White Collar Crime Technologies - Media - IP Tax Competition - Consumer - Distribution | 05/05/21 | 2 min. | Vincent Brenot Florence Chafiol Marie Danis Philippe Lorentz Julien Wagmann Boris Léone-Robin Laure Khemiri Alexandra Berg-Moussa Asma Bendjaballah Leslie Ginape Alexandre Dumortier Diane Reboursier Marie Valentini Elsa Jospé Laure Arnon-Duquesnoy Elie Bétard Aurélien Micheli Thibaut Amourette Myles Begley
August Debouzy advised the founders in the context of the sale of the Laboratoires Majorelle to EW Healthcare Partners for an undisclosed amount.
Laboratoires Majorelle, a French specialist in the women’s health and urology market, is the leader in the sector, with an annual income growing by more than 20% in recent years and nearly 65 employees. This operation aims to support the growth of the company founded in 2012 by developing its product portfolio and commercial infrastructure in France.
The buyer, EW Healthcare Partners, is one of the largest investment funds in the health sector, with nearly four billion dollars raised since its creation. His pan-European network and experience in the health sector make him the ideal buyer to support the acceleration of the growth of Laboratoires Majorelle on the continent, in accordance with the founders’ strategy.
Upon completion of the transaction, the founders will retain an indirect minority participation in Laboratoires Majorelle and will work closely with EW Healthcare Partners to ensure the rapid and continuous growth in turnover and EBITDA of Laboratoires Majorelle.
August Debouzy’s team was composed, for the M&A aspects of the transaction of Julien Wagmann (Partner), Elsa Jospé (senior lawyer) and Myles Begley (lawyer).
Also intervened regarding the tax aspects, Philippe Lorentz (partner), and Elie Bétard (senior lawyer), regarding the public and regulatory aspects, Vincent Brenot (partner) and Benoit Feroldi (lawyer) and, regarding specific corporate aspects, Laure Khemiri (senior lawyer).
The team was also assisted on the due diligence aspects by: Florence Chafiol (partner) on the data protection aspects, Alexandra Berg-Moussa (partner), Thibault Amourette (lawyer), Aurélien Micheli (lawyer) on contract law aspects, Manie Danis (partner) and Marie Valentini (counsel) on litigation aspects, Diane Reboursier (counsel), Boris Léone-Robin (senior lawyer) and Alexandre Dumortier (lawyer) on social law aspects, Laure Arnon-Duquesnoy (senior lawyer) on intellectual property aspects, Asma Bendjaballah (senior lawyer) on patent law aspects, Olivier Moriceau (counsel) and Leslie Ginape (lawyer) on financing aspects.
Reed Smith LLP and Kirkland & Ellis served as legal advisers and PwC as financial, accounting and tax advisers to the purchaser, EW Healthcare Partners