Groupe Bruxelles Lambert’s Acquisition of Webhelp


Mayer Brown advises the Webhelp group on the transaction.

GBL (Groupe Bruxelles Lambert) acquired a majority stake in the Webhelp group, one of the world’s leading providers of customer experience and business process outsourcing, together with its co-founding shareholders, Olivier Duha and Frédéric Jousset, who would retain their role as founding executive directors, and its management team.

As a result of this transaction, GBL would acquire a majority stake in Webhelp on the basis of an enterprise value (100%) of €2.4 billion.

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert SA invests in a portfolio of industrial and services companies operating in various sectors.

The Mayer Brown team advising Webhelp on the structuring aspects included: Laurent Borey, Olivier Parawan (partners), Alexandre Chagneau and Jean-Philippe Coiffard (associates).

Involved fees earner: Thibault Burnier – Latham & Watkins; Alexander Crosthwaite – Latham & Watkins; Thomas Forschbach – Latham & Watkins; Michel Houdayer – Latham & Watkins; Simon Lange – Latham & Watkins; Aurélien Lorenzi – Latham & Watkins; Alexandre Magnier – Latham & Watkins; Xavier Nassoy – Latham & Watkins; Abdel Abdellah – Linklaters; Jonathan Abensour – Linklaters; Cyril Abtan – Linklaters; Damien Baud – Linklaters; Edouard Chapellier – Linklaters; Sonia Cissé – Linklaters; Edouard Le Breton – Linklaters; Ngoc-Hong Ma – Linklaters; Jérémie Marthan – Linklaters; Leila Megdoud – Linklaters; Marc Petitier – Linklaters; Thomas Pontacq – Linklaters; Pierre Vibert – Linklaters; Lionel Vuidard – Linklaters; Thomas Waller – Linklaters; Pierre Zelenko – Linklaters; Laurent Borey – Mayer & Brown; Alexandre Chagneau – Mayer & Brown; Jean-Philippe Coiffard – Mayer & Brown; Olivier Parawan – Mayer & Brown;

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins; Linklaters; Mayer & Brown;

Clients: Frédéric Jousset; Groupe Bruxelles Lambert; KKR; Olivier Duha; Webhelp SAS;