Paris, April 14, 2022 – UGGC Avocats, a leading business law firm, has advised Bpifrance, via its Fonds Bois et Eco-Matériaux, and the Crédit Agricole Group, via the Fonds Développement Filière Bois managed by IDIA Capital Investissement, and Centre Loire Expansion managed by Crédit Agricole Régions Investissement, in connection with their investment in OBM Construction, a general wood construction company.
The French family-owned group has reorganized its capital, allowing Tristan Lheure, General Secretary of the Company, as well as Elie Syriani, Daniel Venat and other executives to enter the capital of OBM, alongside Bpifrance and the Crédit Agricole Group, and the historical shareholder, the Lheure family’s holding. The objective of this operation is to ensure the progressive transmission of an independent and key French player in the wood industry. This reorganization was supported by Bpifrance via its Wood & Eco-Materials Fund, the Crédit Agricole Group via the Fonds Développement Filière Bois managed by IDIA Capital Investisssement and by Centre Loire Expansion managed by Crédit Agricole Régions Investissement.
The UGGC Avocats team involved in this transaction acted as counsel to Bpifrance and the Crédit Agricole Group in the context of this transaction. It was composed of :
Other counsel having intervened in the case :
– Squareness with Antoine Fléchais (Financial Due Diligence)
– Orcom (Legal counsel to OBM Construction)
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