McDermott Advises CAPZA on its Acquisition of a Minority Stake in the Magellan group - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Advises CAPZA on its Acquisition of a Minority Stake in the Magellan group


McDermott Will & Emery advised CAPZA in the context of its acquisition of a minority stake in the Magellan Partners Group. CAPZA will provide the Magellan group with a €100 million package which will be progressively released in mezzanine, for the vast majority, and in equity over the next five years.

The purpose of this operation is to accelerate the organic development of Magellan Partners by pursuing a targeted and ambitious acquisition policy.

CAPZA (formerly Capzanine) has been a leading player in private equity investment in SMEs/ETI since 2004. Based in Europe, the company is majority owned by its employees and is supported by the AXA Group. With €4.7 billion in assets under management, CAPZA puts its experience and passion for corporate development at the service of institutional investors in Europe and around the world.

Magellan Partners is an Organization and Information System Consulting group anchored in Technology and Data. With more than 1,200 consultants and a turnover of nearly €140 million in 2020, it is one of the leaders in the digital transformation of companies in France.

In this operation, McDermott Will & Emery intervened alongside CAPZA with a team composed of:

  • Henri Pieyre de Mandiargues, partner, Fanny Rech, Lucas Tabouret and Emmanuelle Turek, associates, in the corporate department.
  • Antoine Vergnat, Partner and Côme de Saint Vincent in tax matters
  • Pierre-Arnoux Mayoly, Partner, Shirin Deyhim and Hugo Lamour, Associates, in financing
  • Sabine Naugès, Partner and Marion Schwartz, Associate, in public and regulatory law
  • Romain Perray, Partner and Hélène Adda, Associate, in personal data law
  • Laura Morelli, Partner and Sarah Candelibes, Intellectual Property Law Associate

The Magellan Partners Group and its shareholders were advised by Mayer Brown (Patrick Teboul, Maud Bischoff, Constance Bouchet, Laurent Borey, Nicolas Danan and Sarah Rahmoun) and by SEGIF d’Astorg, Frovo et associés (Patrice Frovo and Adrien Frovo).

On the financial aspects, Capza was accompanied by Cambon Partners (Jonathan Journo, Florian Grison and Yvette Nou) and Magellan Partners by Edmond de Rothschild Corporate Finance (Arnaud Petit, Grégory Fradelizi, Alexandre Aron-Brunetière, Aude-Amel Cheraitia and Léonard Garcia).

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