Facilitating your growth

M&A / Investment capital/ Corporate law

The M&A team assists groups, SMEs and SMIs in their projects for setting up, acquiring and disposing of companies, mergers or joint-ventures.

We provide consulting services to managers, partners and shareholders regarding their corporate law issues. We also assist investment funds, private investors, managers and purchasers with private equity and business transfer transactions.

We provide support at every stage of a company’s development, from the moment of its incorporation to annual legal follow-up, as well as financing, disposals/acquisitions and restructuring operations and negotiating strategic agreements.

We also assist our clients with their international operations, backed by our partners abroad if necessary.

The M&A team works closely with other Adven teams to deliver a comprehensive approach (including commercial, tax, labour and mixed economy law).


Business transfers

  • Operations structuring
  • Company and business transfers and acquisitions
  • Organising and conducting legal audits
  • Drafting, monitoring and managing post-transfer liability guarantees
  • Drafting family agreements for family-owned industrial groups
  • Capital transmission / LBO / Capital raising
  • Supporting investment funds, managers or buyers throughout the entire LBO, MBO, OBO, etc. lifecycle
  • Practice spanning all facets of capital raising (seed, venture and expansion capital)
  • Drafting letters of intent/proposals
  • Organising and conducting audits
  • Drafting and negotiating all contractual and corporate documents (investment agreements, shareholders’ agreements, guarantee agreements, etc.)
  • Building and negotiating profit-sharing plans for managers and employees and choosing the right tax strategies
  • Equity transactions and restructuration
  • Mergers, demergers, partial contributions of assets
  • Capital transactions (simple or compound security issues, preference share issues)

Business operations

  • Incorporation of companies or groupings
  • Legal follow-up subsequent to shareholders’ meetings or decisions
  • Governance and power structure
  • Selecting the right profit-sharing mechanisms for managers and employees
  • Monitoring and managing intra-group relations (cash flow agreements, service provisions, etc.)
  • Contractual relationships (including partnership negotiations, joint ventures, etc.)