Jones Day

Private Equity Department

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What the team is known for Market-leading venture capital practice with further skill in fund formation matters. Boasts expertise in the structuring of alternative investment funds across the environment, life sciences and fintech sectors. Experience advising both French and international institutional investors, as well as start-ups. Regularly works in co-operation with the firm's M&A and tax teams to provide a full-service offering to clients.

Strengths Sources laud the lawyers for their client-oriented approach, saying: "They are very close to their clients. They have really good knowledge of the business, they anticipate our needs and they always strive to be innovative."

Interviewees highlight the "expertise, availability, speed and reliability" of the team.

Work highlights Acted for ManoMano on its EUR110 million Series D round of financing.

Notable practitioners

Charles Gavoty
advises both investors and emerging companies on financing rounds. He is mostly active in the technology sector.

David Swinburne
has substantial experience advising on LBO and private equity transactions. He acts for private equity firms and institutional investors.

Florence Moulin
assists French and international asset managers, investment and venture capital firms with fund creation and structuring. Clients highlight her "creativity and knowledge of her business."

Renaud Bonnet
is a highly reputed practitioner with a deep expertise assisting both investors and start-ups with venture capital mandates. One client characterises him as "very technical," further adding that Bonnet is "calm and balanced" during negotiations.