Essling Expansion’s Acquisition of Teknimed

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei advised Apera Asset Management, Dentons advised Essling Expansion. Villechenon advised Teknimed. Volt advised the management.

Essling Expansion executed the capital reorganisation of the Teknimed Group around its director and shareholder, Carole Léonard, Essling Expansion becoming its majority shareholder alongside two co-investors: Multicroissance and Bourrelier Group. The financing of the unitranche debt is provided by Apera Asset Management, a European private debt fund.

Essling Expansion is a fund investing in high-growth companies in the digital, healthcare and B2B services sectors. It is managed by Essling Capital, an independent asset management company specialising in unlisted assets (€450M of assets under management).

Based in Toulouse, Teknimed is a leading player in the implantable biomaterials market, particularly in the manufacture and development of bone cements in France for 30 years. With more than 80% of its turnover generated internationally, the Group stands out thanks to products whose quality is unanimously recognised, a modern production tool, a capacity for innovation and regulatory know-how at the highest standards.

This reorganisation will allow Teknimed to increase its organic growth, which has so far been around 10% per year, by maintaining innovation at the heart of its project and by accelerating in certain geographies, such as North America, including through OEM type contracts. To achieve this, the shareholders intend to implement an ambitious Buy & Build strategy that will also allow the integration of disruptive or complementary technologies.

The Dentons multidisciplinary team was composed of Olivia Guéguen (partner) Pierre-Marie Gallo and Frédéric Long (associates) for M&A aspects, Jean-Marc Allix (partner) et Steeve Jaskierowicz (associate) for financing aspects, Jérôme Le Berre (counsel) and Paul Hulot (associate) for tax aspects, Nathaly Blin (counsel) for labor aspects, Loïc Lemercier (partner) and Tom Blanchet (associate) IP aspects.

The De Pardieu Brocas Maffei team included Sébastien Boullier de Branche (Picture), Julien Willemot, Sandra Aloui, Priscilla van den Perre, Arthur Leclerc.

The Villechenon team included Tristan Segonds and Gaspard Le Pomellec.

The Volt team included Lucas d’Orgeval and Hervé Bied-Charreton.

Involved fees earner: Sandra Aloui – De Pardieu Brocas MaffeiSébastien Boullier de Branche – De Pardieu Brocas MaffeiJulien Willemot – De Pardieu Brocas MaffeiArthur Leclerc – De Pardieu Brocas MaffeiPriscilla Van den Perre – De Pardieu Brocas MaffeiJean-Marc Allix – DentonsTom Blanchet – DentonsNathaly Blin – DentonsPierre-Marie Gallo – DentonsOlivia Guéguen – DentonsPaul Hulot – DentonsSteeve Jaskierowicz – DentonsJérôme Le Berre – DentonsLoïc Lemercier – DentonsFrédéric Long – DentonsGaspard Le Pomellec – Villechenon & AssociésTristan Segonds – Villechenon & Associés;

Law Firms: De Pardieu Brocas MaffeiDentonsVillechenon & Associés;

Clients: Apera Asset ManagementEssling Capital SASTeknimed;

Naoual Sadouqi

Author: Naoual Sadouqi

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