M & A / Corporate :

ADVEN’s M & A / Corporate team, led by Matthieu Hanser and Mathieu Marcantoni in Strasbourg and by Jacques Wantz in Paris, assists corporate groups, companies, as well as managers and shareholders, in France and abroad, with their day-to-day needs and at every stage of development, in M&A transactions, financing, corporate finance, restructuring and negotiation of strategic agreements.

The M&A team collaborates, when necessary, with other departments of ADVEN (commercial, employment, public, real estate) in order to provide clients with multi-disciplinary expertise.

Areas of expertise

M & A

  • Sale and acquisition of companies
  • Asset deals
  • Due diligence
  • Negotiation of warranty and indemnity agreements, follow-up of indemnification claims
  • Joint Ventures

Equity and restructuring

  • Mergers, spin offs, asset contributions
  • Equity transactions (issue of equity and debt equity securities)

Private Equity

  • Negotiation of investment agreements and shareholders’ agreements
  • Issue of securities
  • Incentive management and employee share schemes (free shares)


  • Negotiation of credit / loan facility / security agreements
  • Private equity


  • Advising clients on all legal aspects of their investments outside of France (in particular South East Asia, China, Brazil, Maghreb, Eastern Europe)