Mergers – Acquisitions – Corporate Law


Personal and creative support: a pragmatic approach respectful of cultural specificities.

BMHAVOCATS assists its French and foreign clients (industrial, services, private equity or turnaround funds, banks) in the negotiation and documentation of primarily cross-border, small or mid-market mergers-acquisitions transactions. Thanks to a powerful and recognized network with colleagues practicing abroad, we also support our French clients in their international development.

BMHAVOCATS stands out particularly for its multicultural, especially German-speaking, awareness. This enables a personalised approach in the service of a foreign clientele.

BMHAVOCATS’ fields of expertise include the following:

  • negotiation and drafting of contractual documentation of transfers, acquisitions of companies and business assets, joint-ventures and strategic alliances, acquisition of minority or majority holdings, shareholders’ agreements in English, French and German,
  • drafting of the documentation and follow-up of transactions involving mergers/divisions/partial contributions of assets,
  • LBO, legal and financial engineering of the transaction,
  • study of financial solutions, drafting of loans,
  • drafting and implementation of securities contracts,
  • arrangement of data-rooms and legal audits,
  • post-acquisition follow-up,
  • corporate housekeeping,
  • acquisition-related disputes,
  • anticipating and managing social aspects,
  • “management package”, employee profit-sharing,
  • acquisitions of companies in distress: please consult our “Restructuring” section.

Recent missions:

  • Support to the private equity fund Capiton in the French portion of the Dynea acquisition
  • Support to the private equity fund Altor Equity Partners in the acquisition of the French subsidiary of the Belgian group De Smet and Engineers and Contractors SA.
  • Support to Ari Fleet (USA) in the French portion of the acquisition of a European leasing group.
  • Support to Hauptpharma (Germany) in the French portion of the acquisition of a group of European companies in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Support to Müller Licht (Germany) in the acquisition of the French portion of a European group.
  • Financial restructuring of the French companies of a German industrial group.
  • Support to French-American company in relation to a joint venture in Qatar.
  • Support to a Dutch retail company in relation to the setting up of a joint venture with a French company.
  • Support to a German group in relation to the acquisition of a French software company.
  • Support to an American company in relation to an acquisition with a French subsidiary.