Entrepreneur

We are close to entrepreneurs, we secure them in their decision making process and ban all jargon.

Issues

  • Purchase or sale
    • Purchasing or selling businesses
    • Purchasing competitors
  • Issuance of equity instruments (shares, convertible bonds, preferred stock…)
    • Negotiation with existing or new financial sponsors
    • Negotiation with other shareholders (family offices, corporate shareholders…)
  • Executives’ share incentive schemes
    • Negotiation with the different circles of shareholders
    • Defining the appropriate instruments (stock option, free share incentive plans…)
  • Pre-litigation and litigation (judicial disputes / arbitrations)
    • Exploring settlement options
    • Litigations in the context of a purchase / a sale
    • Shareholders’ disputes

STANCE helps medium-sized and growing firms as well as family-owned businesses in dealing with all their equity related operations, while keeping in mind how their client’s personal assets might be affected by them.

Recent deals


2018 - Significant deals

2018 Wizville prise de participation Newfund conseil des investisseurs STANCE2018 Akoustic Arts prise de participation Newfund Renault conseil des investisseurs STANCE2018 Arenametrix prise de participation Newfund conseil des investisseurs STANCE2018 Optionizr prise de participation Newfund conseil des investisseurs STANCE2018 FairMoney prise de participation Newfund conseil des investisseurs STANCE2018 PouleHouse levee de fonds Business Angel conseil du business angel STANCE2018 World is a village levee de fonds Onepoint conseil de la cible STANCE2018 Bergoz Instrumentation cession Caribou et Chamois conseil du fondateur STANCE2018 Hotel Gambetta acquisition Ginto Hotel conseil de l acquereur STANCE

2017 - Significant deals

2017 Camping and co cession Rocket Internet conseil des fonds d’investissement vendeurs STANCE2017 Jimmy Fairly prise de participation Experienced Capital conseil de l acquereur STANCE2017 Alain Figaret prise de participation majoritaire Experienced Capital conseil de l acquereur STANCE2017 La Croissanterie LBO CM CIC Investissement conseil du fondateur STANCE2017 Accel Accelis cession etiam conseil des vendeurs STANCE2017 Arkadin acquisition NTT communications conseil de la cible STANCE2017 Caldera acquisition Dover conseil des vendeurs STANCE2017 Cette famille prise de participation Newfund Normandie Participations STANCE2017 Loginchinese prise de participation Newfund conseil de l investisseur STANCE2017 Luckey Homes prise de participation Newfund Nexity conseil des investisseurs STANCE2017 Novacyt Dual listing AIM London stock exchange Euronext growth conseil de la cible STANCE2017 Polyfont OBO personnes physiques conseil de l operation STANCE2017 Restauration francaise acquisition Newrest conseil de l acquereur STANCE2017 Robocath levee de fonds M Capital conseil de l investisseur STANCE2017 Vanguard acquisition Sterience conseil de l acquereur STANCE2017 Seifel acquis par Sicame Group Equistone conseil du vendeur STANCE

2016 - Significant deals

2016 Balibaris prise de participation Experienced Capital conseil de l investisseur STANCE2016 Groupe Casino JV avec les principaux franchises Franprix LEader Price conseil de l acquereur STANCE2016 Biofloral acquis par Pranarom Vendis Capital conseil de l acquereur STANCE2016 Apetito acquis par Newrest conseil de l acquereur STANCE2016 Saveurs restauration acquis par Vitalrest conseil de l acquereur STANCE2016 Maison Standards prise de participation Experienced Capital conseil de l acquereur STANCE2016 Primerdesign acquis par Novacyt conseil de l acquereur STANCE2016 Pom d Api LBO investisseurs prives conseil de l acquereur STANCE2016 Adveo acquis par Westcoast conseil de l acquereur STANCE2016 Coralys prise de participation par Newrest conseil de l acquereur STANCE2016 Soeur prise de participation Experienced Capital conseil de l acquereur STANCE2016-Eurofeu-LBO-personnes-physiques-Societe-Generale-conseil-de-l-acquereur-STANCE

Business cases

  • Financing round and incentive stock option plans
    We advised our client, a B-to-B services company which was created in the early 2000s and which has since then opened subsidiaries in more than twenty countries worldwide, in organizing nearly annual financing rounds with business angels, financial sponsors and corporate shareholders, while establishing appropriate incentive stock option plans for its executives (about a hundred) which have enabled them to become shareholders or increase their stakes.
  • Partnering with a financial sponsor or a corporate shareholder
    We have been advising a healthcare group under LBO for almost 20 years on all aspects of their contractual relationships with their financial and corporate partners. We assisted them in their acquisitions and successive buy-outs which enabled the management team to increase its interest into a majority shareholding, before the group was sold to a competitor in order to create the second largest firm in this branch of industry.
  • Sale of a business in a pre-litigation context
    One of our clients started with a first LBO and developed a European group through successive build-ups. His strength resided in keeping the different brands in place and - most of the time - the existing management teams. One of these managers became the group’s managing director. When our client decided to sell the whole group, high tensions appeared between the two, our client being under the threat of legal proceedings. We succeeded in negotiating our client’s exit on favorable financial terms, without caving into the blackmail.