KKR’s Investment in Cegid

KPMG Avocats and Paul, Weiss advised KKR, while Simpson Thacher and Bredin Prat represented Silver Lake in the transaction.

KKR executed its acquisition of a stake in Cegid from Silver Lake, valuing the company at €5.5 billion.

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Lyon, France, Cegid is a leading provider of enterprise software, offering functional (HCM, Finance and Tax), as well as vertical (CPA & SMB, Retail) cloud-based solutions. Today, Cegid provides cloud-based solutions to over 350,000 companies and 4.5 million users across the globe.

Silver Lake is a global technology investment firm, with more than $83 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia.

KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic partners that manage hedge funds.

KPMG Avocats advised KKR with a team including Mathieu Gautier (Picture), Delphine Gilles, Sylvie Ribas, and Anne-Marie Fouche.

The Simpson Thacher team included James R. Howe, Chris Vallance and Alan Davies (Corporate); Andrew B. Purcell, Abigail Hopper and Scott Grundei (Tax); and Étienne Renaudeau and Pauline Patat (Antitrust).

The Bredin Prat team included Barthélémy Courteault, Olivier Assant, Valentine Pouyet, Arthur Schaeffer, Jean-Florent Mandelbaum and Léa Verdy.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Alvaro Membrillera and Adam Wollstein.

Involved fees earner: Olivier Assant – Bredin Prat; Barthélémy Courteault – Bredin Prat; Jean-Florent Mandelbaum – Bredin Prat; Valentine Pouyet – Bredin Prat; Léa Verdy – Bredin Prat; Anne-Marie Fouche – KPMG; Mathieu Gautier – KPMG; Delphine Gilles – KPMG; Sylvie Ribas – KPMG ; Arthur Schaeffer – KPMG ; Alvaro Membrillera – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Adam Wollstein – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Alan Davies – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Scott Grundei – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Abigail Hopper – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; James Howe – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Pauline Patat – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Andrew Purcell – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Étienne Renaudeau – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Christopher Vallance – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Bredin Prat; KPMG; KPMG ; Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: KKR; Silver Lake;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler