Corporate – M&A – Private Equity

Chatel supports clients throughout all stages of their business acquisition/disposal operations (LOI, due diligence/VDD, share purchase agreement, assets & liability guarantee) or equity investments.

The firm advises clients on structuring strategies (mergers, demergers, partial asset contributions), shareholding structuring (drafting and negotiation of shareholders’ agreements), and the legal structuring of corporate governance.

Chatel also assists entrepreneurs, start-ups, and investment funds, as well as their managers, in all aspects of their private equity operations:

  • Fundraising (pre-seed, seed, series funding A and B): issuance of securities (options, warrants, preferred shares, etc.) and/or bonds (convertible and non-convertible).
  • Leveraged buyouts (LBO, OBO, LMBO, etc.): financing of acquisitions (loan contracts, senior debt, mezzanine), negotiation and drafting of legal documentation (partners’ agreement, shareholders’ agreement, asset and liability guarantee).
  • Incentives for managers and employees: creation of an investment holding company, management package, founder warrants.

Finally, the firm ensures the legal follow-up of its clients’ corporate social life (approval of accounts and general meetings, drafting and amendments of company statutes, etc.).