François Leloup

Partner at White & Case LLP

François Leloup

François Leloup

Partner at White & Case LLP

Biography

Practice Experience
François Leloup's principal areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, LBOs, group restructurings and related corporate financings.

He heads the Firm’s M&A practice in Western Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Recent transactions in which Mr. Leloup has been involved include the issuance in 2012 of high yield bonds listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange for a French issuer, several acquisitions by Publicis in Asia and Germany (notably Shanghai King Harvests Communication and Beijing Dreams Zhiyang Communication in 2012, Shanghai Genedigi in 2011 and G4 Advertising in 2010), the acquisition of Sagemcom by the Carlyle Group, the sale of Capsugel by Pfizer to KKR, the sale of H’DEV to Schneider Electric, the acquisition of the US company Retrotech by Legris Industries, and the restructuring of a French industrial group involving different collective procedures.

Throughout 2007/2009, he was involved in the following transactions: the sale of Bodet Aéro to Circor Aerospace, the sale of Orlait to Candia, the sale of Comalait to Candia, the sale of Alma Consulting Group by Apax Partners to its managers and Candover, the sale of Ubiqus to Acto Finama, the acquisition of Novasep by Gilde, the acquisition of Pharmachem by Novasep, the acquisition of Trescal by its managers and Astorg, the acquisition of Clextral by Legris Industries, and the purchase of the Chinese advertising agency CCCG by Publicis.

Since 2000, Mr. Leloup has also represented various funds in France (including: Alpha, Blackstone, Carlyle, Castle Harlan, Eurazeo, Gilde, and PAI Partners).

In recent years, he has advised Crédit Lyonnais on a total return swap on French listed shares, Schlumberger on a worldwide stock option plan, PAI on a high yield offering for Antargaz, Orpea on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Medidep and for the subsequent sale of its interest in Medidep, Come & Stay on its listing, Belgacom on its acquisition of the French listed group Infosources, the subsequent listing of the non-ISP activities of Infosources (named IXO) and the subsequent sale to LD Com, and Ubiqus on its listing on the Paris Stock Exchange.

Mr. Leloup has lectured on business law and mergers and acquisitions at his former business school, HEC, since 1991. Prior to joining White & Case in 1999, he was a partner at a French law firm.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar, 1991

Education
Diploma in Accounting and Finance (DESCF – CPA equivalent), 1988
Master in Political Sciences, University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas, 1988
Master in Management, École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), Paris, 1987
Master in Business Law, University of Paris XI Jean Monnet, 1987

Languages
French
English

Citizenship
France

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Education
Master in Political Sciences
Class of 1988

Panthéon-Assas University is a school of law and economics located in Paris, France.

Master in Business Law
Class of 1987

The University of Paris (French: Université de Paris) was a famous university in Paris, France, and one of the earliest to be established in Europe. It was founded in the middle of the 12th century and was officially recognized as a university from between 1160 and 1250 approximately.

Master in Management
Class of 1987

Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris specializes in education and research in management sciences. As a leading academic institution in Europe and worldwide, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of education programs for students and leaders. HEC Paris has a permanent faculty of 106 professors, 4,000 students and over 8,500 managers in executive education programs every year.

Career History
Partner
1999 - Current

White & Case is an international law firm that helps companies, governments and financial institutions achieve their global ambitions. Their clients face complex challenges, and their lawyers innovative approaches consistently deliver results for their clients.

Transactions
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Ingenico Group SA purchases Bambora AB from Nordic Capital Ltd.

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Accor SA purchases Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Inc. from Colony Capital LLC, Qatar Holding LLC, Kingdom Holding (Private Equity)

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Legris Industries SE purchases SCHIEDERWERK GmbH

Awards & Honors
1991
Admitted to the Paris Bar
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