August & Debouzy advised British investment fund Endless LLP in connection with the purchase of Charpentes Françaises from British group Wolseley (world’s number one distributor of heating and plumbing products and one of the leading distributors of wood and construction materials) on the occasion of the sale of the latter’s timber business in France.
Charpentes Françaises is the French leader in the manufacture of industrial timber-frame structures with 14 production sites and employs more than 300 employees.
August & Debouzy assisted Endless LLP with a team led by Julien Aucomte, partner, Laurent Cotret, partner, Véronique Dobelle, counsel and Laura Favier, associate, working in the firm’s corporate practice, David Malamed, partner and Aude Manzo-Keszler, associate, specialized in financing, Philippe Lorentz, partner working in the firm’s tax practice, and Philippe Durand, partner, Diane Reboursier, counsel, and Julien Michellet-Guidicelli, associate, working in the firm’s employment practice. The firm of Addelshaw Goddard advised on English law aspects.
Wolseley was represented by Allen & Overy, with, in Paris, Frédéric Moreau, partner, and Raphael Bloch, associate, specialized in corporate law, Claire Toumieux and Christophe Marie, associates specialized in employment law, Florence Ninane, associate specialized in competition law, and Sophie Maurel, associate specialized in tax law.