Baker McKenzie strengthens its Private Equity and Capital Markets/Public M&A practices
Matthieu Grollemund has joined Baker McKenzie in Paris as a Partner, together with his team. He will manage the Paris office’s Corporate practice jointly with Stéphane Davin, with the task of continuing the development of the Private Equity and Capital Markets/Public M&A practices.
As adviser to numerous market place funds, Matthieu Grollemund has worked on multiple emblematic growth operations (BlaBlaCar, Vestiaire Collective, FarFetch, Doctolib) and stock exchange listings on Euronext, Nasdaq and HKSE (Criteo, ShowroomPrivé, AAA, Echosens) or public M&A (MedTech at the time of the takeover bid by Zimmer Biommet, Avanquest, Atari). In particular, he assists funds and listed and non-listed groups with their international growth in the United States and Asia, especially in medical or high-tech industries. He is a recognised specialist whose clients describe him as pragmatic, innovative and particularly agile in cross-border operations, especially Franco-American ones (Chambers Private Equity, M&A and Capital Markets, Financial Times Most Innovative Lawyer).
“We are very happy to welcome Matthieu Grollemund and his team to the Paris office which now has 26 partners. His arrival is part of the strategy adopted by our office and our Firm to reinforce our Corporate practice in Paris as well as in the world’s principal financial centres,” declared Arnaud Cabanes, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie in Paris.
Stéphane Davin, Partner in charge of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice at Baker McKenzie in Paris and Head of the Corporate Practice for the EMEA region, is also delighted by this new arrival: “Matthieu’s extensive experience and recognised skills will allow us both to reinforce the development of our Private Equity activity in Europe and to consolidate our expertise in Capital Markets.”
“I was convinced by Baker McKenzie’s ambition to build a first-rate pan-European Private Equity practice. As most of our clients turn to us for cross-border operations, the solidity of the platform and the depth of the expertise offered by the Paris office and the Firm, which are impressive, will make it possible to best fulfil all their needs. I am also delighted by the enthusiasm of our clients, in particular our Asian clients, as Baker McKenzie has one of the best France/Asia practices,” explains Matthieu Grollemund.
Before joining Baker McKenzie, Matthieu Grollemund was a Partner at Dechert. Previously, he worked for several years in New York for an international firm and has also taken part in setting up a multi-disciplinarian Corporate Finance team at the consulting firm McKinsey.
A member of the Bar in Paris, New York and London, he has a diploma from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (1997) and graduated from ESCP Europe (1995).
Matthieu Grollemund is accompanied by Hélène Parent (Senior Associate), Raphaël Sendowski (Associate) and Gautier Valdiguié (Junior Associate).
With 170 lawyers in its Paris office, Baker McKenzie is a leader in business law. The Firm has recently acted in the merger between Nokia and Alcatel leading the operation at a global level, in numerous disposals resulting from the LafargeHolcim merger as well as in private equity operations for global actors such as Bain Capital in the context of their acquisition of Brakes for a total amount of 3.1 billion dollars in France and the UK.