Olivier de Vilmorin

Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Olivier de Vilmorin

Olivier de Vilmorin

Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Biography

Olivier de Vilmorin joined Sullivan & Cromwell in 2003 and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructuring and capital markets transactions. He regularly represents purchasers, sellers and financial institutions in connection with acquisitions of both listed and private companies.

He also has significant experience advising issuers and underwriters in public offerings and initial listings.

Recognitions

* The American Lawyer's Transatlantic Corporate Dealmaker (UK and Europe) (2015)
* Chambers Global: Capital Markets: Equity (2008-2020)
* Chambers Global: Corporate/M&A (2012-2020)
* Chambers Europe: Corporate/M&A (2012-2020)
* Chambers Europe: Capital Markets: Equity (2010-2020)
* IFLR1000: Financial and Corporate (2017, 2018)
* IFLR1000: M&A and Capital Markets: Equity (2014, 2015, 2016)

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Mergers & Acquisitions (including Private Equity)
* Eurazeo as significant shareholder to Europcar on Europcar’s €307 million financing related to COVID-19
* Covivio in its €1.2 billion voluntary public takeover offer for all shares in Godewind Immobilien AG
* Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. in its agreement with Peugeot S.A. to work towards a full combination of their respective businesses by way of a 50/50 merger
* Tiffany & Co. in the unsolicited proposal offer from LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE to acquire Tiffany
* EssilorLuxottica S.A. in its definitive agreement to acquire 76.72% interest in GrandVision N.V. from HAL Optical Investments B.V. for €5.5 billion
* Eurazeo on the €212 million sale of its remaining shares in Elis by way of an accelerated bookbuild
* c0ntact gaming LLC on its acquisition of the Paris franchise of the newly created Call of Duty League, owned and operated by Activision Blizzard
* Kering in the sale of its sports and lifestyle brand Volcom to Authentic Brands Group
* EDF on its agreement to sell EBM (Coopérative Elektra Birseck) and EOS Holding SA for CHF 489 million
* Eurazeo on the sale of 4.8 per cent of Moncler’s share capital for a total consideration of €445 million by its subsidiary ECIP M S.A. by way of an accelerated book building to institutional investors
* Financière SNOP Dunois S.A. in its Memorandum of Understanding with Tower International, Inc. relating to the sale of all of Tower’s European Operations
* Syntel Inc on the $3.57 billion all-cash acquisition by Atos S.E. including Syntel’s net debt
* Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its potential transactions with Enbridge Inc. and its related entities (Enbridge) to acquire 49% of Enbridge’s interests in select North American onshore renewable power assets, as well as 49% of Enbridge’s interests in two German offshore wind projects, for approximately C$1.75 billion
* Eurazeo SE, in the sale, through its subsidiary Legendre Holding 19 SAS, of its entire stake in Accor SA , representing 4.20% of Accor’s share capital a total amount of 552 million euros, by way of an accelerated book building to institutional investors
* Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners in its agreement with Atlantia under which Atlantia will acquire 100% of the share capital of Aero 1 Global & International S.à.r.l., an investment vehicle fully controlled by funds managed by Goldman Sachs, which owns 85,170,758 shares in Groupe Eurotunnel S.E. , representing 15.49% of the share capital and 26.66% of the voting rights of the company, for a total consideration of €1,056 million
* Unibail-Rodamco SE on its agreement to acquire Westfield Corporation
* Altran in its definitive agreement and plan of merger pursuant to which Altran agreed to acquire Aricent from a group of investors led by KKR for a total enterprise value of $2.0 billion, in an all-cash transaction
* Goldman Sachs as financial adviser to Siemens AG in connection with its Memorandum of Understanding with Alstom to combine Siemens' mobility business, including its rail traction drives business, with Alstom in a merger of equals transaction
* Rhône Capital on its acquisition of Zodiac Pool Holding SA from a fund affiliated with the Carlyle Group for $1.2 billion
* Eurazeo on the €230 million sale by its subsidiary, ECIP M S.A., of 15 million Moncler S.p.A. shares representing 6% of the capital of the company
* Mr. Frank H. McCourt, Jr. on the acquisition of the Olympique de Marseille Football Club
* EDF Invest in connection with the acquisition (privatisation) from the French Government of the Société Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur
* Eurazeo on the €192 million sale of its 11.4 million shares in Elis
* Goldman Sachs and Rothschild as financial advisers to Technip on its $13 billion all-stock merger combination with FMC Technologies
* Eurazeo in connection with the €281 million sale by its subsidiary, Legendre Holding 27, of 17.1 million Elis shares
* Hay Group on its acquisition by Korn Ferry for approximately $500 million
* Alcatel-Lucent in its €15.6 billion acquisition by Nokia
* Cyberonics on its approximately $2.7 billion merger with Sorin
* EDF in the reorganisation of share capital of EDF Luminus
* CFAO SA in the €686 million acquisition by Toyota Tshusho Corporation of a 29.8% stake in CFAO from PPR SA and in the subsequent takeover of CFAO by Toyota Tshusho for a total transaction value of approximately $3 billion, and in connection with Toyota Tsusho’s public buy-out offer followed by a squeeze-out for the remaining issued shares of CFAO that were not yet owned by Toyota Tsusho
* APG Asset Management N.V., Arcus Infrastructure Partners LLP, Brookfield Infrastructure Group and Public Sector Pension Investment Board on the acquisition of TDF
* Colony Capital and Eurazeo SA in connection with the sale by their respective subsidiaries, ColDay S.à.r.l. and Legendre Holding 19 SAS, of 22,500,000 Accor SA shares, representing 9.65% of the share capital of Accor
* Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Holdings, Inc. on its equity investment in SCOR
* Eurazeo in connection with the €340 million sale by its subsidiary, ECIP M S.A., of 19.5 million Moncler S.p.A. shares, representing 7.8% of the capital of the company
* TOTAL on its disposal to Temasek of its remaining stake in Gaztransport & Technigaz
* Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its acquisition by Merck for approximately $3.85 billion
* Perella Weinberg Partners as a counsel to Numericable on its acquisition of SFR from Vivendi for €15.5 billion
* Realia on the €550 million sale of its shares in SIIC de Paris to Eurosic
* EDF on the acquisition of Dalkia
* Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) on its €320.8 million acquisition of 15% of Orpéa
* AXA on the €510 million disposal of AXA Private Equity
* Consortium of investors on the €2.4 billion acquisition of Transport Infrastructure Gaz France (TIGF)
* CFAO on the reorganisation of its activities in New-Caledonia
* CGI Group Holdings Europe Limited on its £1.7 billion all-cash offer for Logica plc
* Electricité de Strasbourg on its acquisition of Enerest, a subsidiary of Réseau GDS
* EDF on its tender offer for the shares of EDF Energies Nouvelles
* Allianz SE on its sale of Allianz Alternative Asset Management to Nexar Capital S.A.S.
* Renault and Nissan on their strategic cooperation with Daimler
* Paris RE on its €1.5 billion sale to PartnerRe Ltd
* Alcan on its $6 billion acquisition of Pechiney
* Rhône Capital LLC in connection with the acquisition of the LWB Group
* France Télécom on the €3.3 billion divestiture to KKR of its shareholding in PagesJaunes
Restructuring
* CIFG creditor group in connection with commutation/recapitalisation transactions to restore the financial position of CIFG
Securities
* The underwriters, on EDF’s €4 billion capital increase
* Elis on its €325 million rights offering (Regulation S), on its €750 million initial public offering and on its €800 million high-yield senior note offering (Rule 144A and Regulation S)
* TDF Infrastructure on its €800 million secondary bon

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Education
LL.M.
Class of 1995

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

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Class of 1993

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

Career History
Partner
2003 - Current

Sullivan & Cromwell provides legal advisory services to financial, healthcare, insurance, real estate, energy, other sectors.

Transactions
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Amgen, Inc. purchases Celgene Corp. /OTEZLA Assets from Celgene Corp.

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Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield SE purchases Westfield Corp. Ltd.

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Equitable Holdings, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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