Ardian’s Acquisition of a Minority Stake in S&H


McDermott Will & Emery advised Ardian, while BNR Avocats advised S&H in the transaction.

The investment company Ardian executed the acquisition of a minority equity interest in S&H (Des Systèmes et des Hommes).

A consulting company specializing in the modernization of HR and Finance support functions, S&H will thus have financial resources allowing it to accelerate its development thanks to major investments and external growth transactions.

S&H is a Digital Services Company (ESN) specializing in consulting in the digital transformation of HR and Finance functions. Its 250 consultants work with key accounts and MSBs (mid-sized businesses) on strategic projects with an international dimension, focusing on information systems such as: development strategy, choice assistance, integration, Business Intelligence, Data Management, change support and management.

The McDermott team that advised Ardian was composed of Partner Diana Hund (Picture), Maxime Fradet and Emmanuelle Turek on Corporate aspects, Partner Pierre-Arnoux Mayoly, and Benjamin Briand on financing aspects, Partner Antoine Vergnat, and Côme of Saint Vincent on tax aspects, Partner Jilali Maazouz, and Ludovic Bergès on labor law matters.

BNR Avocats advised S&H with Julien Berthezène.

Involved fees earner: Julien Berthezène – Berthezène Nevouet Rivet ; Ludovic Bergès – McDermott Will & Emery; Benjamin Briand – McDermott Will & Emery; Côme de Saint Vincent – McDermott Will & Emery; Maxime Fradet – McDermott Will & Emery; Diana Hund – McDermott Will & Emery; Jilali Maazouz – McDermott Will & Emery; Pierre-Arnoux Mayoly – McDermott Will & Emery; Emmanuelle Turek – McDermott Will & Emery; Antoine Vergnat – McDermott Will & Emery;

Law Firms: Berthezène Nevouet Rivet ; McDermott Will & Emery;

Clients: Ardian; S&H;