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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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What the team is known for

Active in acquisition and project financing, with further strength in debt refinancing matters. Offers expertise in the energy, real estate and sport sectors. Experience co-ordinating with team members in other key jurisdictions such as the UK, the US and Luxembourg. Acts for a broad range of clients including banks and corporates.

Notable practitioners

Clients are full of praise for Maud Manon , describing her as a "trusted adviser" and "technically flawless, pragmatic, proactive and with a clear business acumen." She is skilled at handling leveraged acquisition finance and debt restructuring mandates, frequently acting for sponsors and lenders. Sources also report her to be "very direct and efficient."

Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand handles a diverse range of financings, including LBO transactions and debt refinancings. One enthused client reports him to be "pragmatic, solution-oriented and constructive," before going on to say: "He gives valuable support throughout negotiations, always trying to find a win-win solution."

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Overview

Our Finance Group handled numerous complex large-scale as well as mid-cap financings in France and abroad and enjoys an outstanding reputation on the market.

The group offers a combination of market insight and broad experience to French and international financial institutions, corporations, sponsors and debt funds with regard to acquisition (leveraged and non-leveraged), telecom, asset and energy (with a particular focus on renewable energy projects) financings and refinancings.

Our team also assists French and International corporations, strategic and financial investors, financial institutions with respect to corporate and debt restructurings as well as insolvency matters.

Specialisations
•  Corporate Acquisition Financings
•  LBO (bank and bond debt)
•  Project Financings
•  High Yield Financings
•  Real Estate Financings
•  Asset-based Financings
•  Debt Restructuring
•  Syndicated Loans
•  Insolvency / Corporate Restructuring

Recent work highlights
• LBO France in connection with the acquisition of Dutscher group.
• Société Générale, HSBC and CACIB, as Mandated Lead Arrangers, for the financing of the acquisition by a company affiliated with Apollo Global Management, Inc. of a portfolio of 31 hypermarkets and supermarkets properties valued at €465 million.
• Guinea Alumina Corporation (and its parent company, Emirates Global Aluminium, which is owned by Mubadala and DUBAL) in connection with the $1.6 billion development and financing of a bauxite mine in the Republic of Guinea.

Members

Ferrand, Pierre-Nicolas (Head of Department)

Manon, Maud

Poustie, Lachlan

Banking & Finance

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Location

7 rue Jacques Bingen

Paris

Paris

France

75017

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Press Release

Shearman & Sterling advised LBO France on its Contemplated Acquisition of Dutscher group

Authors: Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand, Thomas Philippe, Marion Bruère, Charles Filleux-Pommerol, Yaëlle Cohen, Mariam Sadqi, Elodie Pieraggi, Simon Burrows, Sam Whitaker

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Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand
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