Blue Altitude Invest’s Acquisition of YellowKorner

Willkie Farr & Gallagher advised Latour Capital on the disposal of its stake in YellowKorner. CMS Francis Lefebvre advised Blue Altitude Invest, Walter Billet Avocats advised YellowKorner and FTPA advised YellowKorner’s Managers.

Latour Capital announced the disposal of its stake in YellowKorner, a world leader in art photography accessible to all, to investment company Blue Altitude Invest (BAI).

Founded in 2006, YellowKorner publishes and distributes photographs of renowned or promising artists in limited and numbered editions at affordable prices.

YellowKorner operates a network of more than 130 company-owned or franchised galleries across 25 countries globally. The group employs more than 200 people and has exclusivity partnerships with 250 photographers worldwide. During the six years that Latour has supported the development of the company, YellowKorner has focused on increasing its online sales by expanding its multi-channel offer, strengthening its distribution model, as well as optimizing its production site in Poland.

Willkie’s deal team was led by partner Christophe Garaud (Picture) and included associate Sarah Bibas.

The CMS Francis Lefebvre team included Jean-Thomas Heintz, Emmanuel Faury, Agnès de L’Estoile-Campi, Guillaume Bossy.

The YellowKorner team included Serge-Antoine Tchekhoff and François-Xavier Beauvisage.

The Walter Billet Avocats team included Fabien Billet, Christophe Cussaguet.

Involved fees earner: Guillaume Bossy – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Agnès de l’Estoile-Campi – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Emmanuel Faury – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; Jean-Thomas Heintz – CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; François-Xavier Beauvisage – FTPA; Serge-Antoine Tchekhoff – FTPA; Fabien Billet – Walter Billet; Christophe Cussaguet – Walter Billet; Sarah Bibas – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Christophe Garaud – Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Law Firms: CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats; FTPA; Walter Billet; Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Clients: Blue Altitude Invest; Latour Capital; YKF S.A. (YellowKorner);

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler