IK Investment Partners’ Investment in Blanchon

PwC Deals, McDermott and Allen & Overy advised IK Investment Partners on the deal. The sellers and the management team were advised by Lamartine Conseil. Abénex was advised on its reinvestment by VGG.

IK Investment Partners executed its investment in the Blanchon Group, alongside Abenex Capital. The transaction remains subject to regulatory approval.

The Blanchon group focuses on the construction and housing sectors, and in particular on the parquet flooring, industrial, wood and materials and paint wholesale markets, as well as DIY stores.

The PwC Société d’Avocats team included Marc-Olivier Roux (Picture), Baptiste Guillemot, Thomas Bortoli, Alice Gueye-Mirandel, Yacine Niang, Pauline Delautre, Bernard Borrely, and Pauline d’Humières.

The Villey Girard Grolleaud team included Frédéric Grillier, Adélaïde L’Henaff, and Yann Grolleaud.

The McDermott team that advised IK Investment Partners comprised Diana Hund, partner, and Maxime Fradet, associate, on corporate aspects
Antoine Vergnat, partner, and Côme de Saint Vincent, associate, on tax aspects, and Matthieu Adam, counsel, and Caroline Ruiz Palmer, associate, on competition law aspects.

The sellers and the management team were advised by Lamartine Conseil.

The Allen & Overy team included Géraldine Lezmi, Constance Frayssineau and Antoine Duez.

Involved fees earner: Antoine Duez – Allen & Overy; Constance Frayssineau – Allen & Overy; Géraldine Lezmi – Allen & Overy; Matthieu Adam – McDermott Will & Emery; Côme de Saint Vincent – McDermott Will & Emery; Maxime Fradet – McDermott Will & Emery; Diana Hund – McDermott Will & Emery; Caroline Ruiz Palmer – McDermott Will & Emery; Antoine Vergnat – McDermott Will & Emery; Bernard Borrely – PwC Tax & Legal; Thomas Bortoli – PwC Tax & Legal; Pauline Delautre – PwC Tax & Legal; Alice Gueye-Mirandel – PwC Tax & Legal; Pauline Guilbaud – PwC Tax & Legal; Baptiste Guillemot – PwC Tax & Legal; Yacine Niang – PwC Tax & Legal; Marc-olivier Roux – PwC Tax & Legal; Frédéric Grillier – Villey Girard Grolleaud; Yann Grolleaud – Villey Girard Grolleaud; Adélaïde L’Henaff – Villey Girard Grolleaud;

Law Firms: Allen & Overy; McDermott Will & Emery; PwC Tax & Legal; Villey Girard Grolleaud;

Clients: Abenex; IK Investment Partners;

Author: Naoual Sadouqi