UGGC Avocats advises CAPZA Transition with its acquisition of a stake in the Gainerie 91 group

February 28, 2024 – UGGC Avocats advised CAPZA, a leading European player in financing and private equity for SMEs and SMIs, and its CAPZA Transition SLP fund, dedicated to SMEs in a phase of transition or shareholder diversification, on its acquisition of a stake in the Gainerie 91 group, world leader in the luxury packaging and merchandising segment. The package is completed by senior bank debt provided by BNP Paribas, Banque Populaire Rives de Paris and Banque Palatine.

The aim of this Leverage Buy-Out (LBO) transaction is for the managing partner of the Gainerie 91 group, Mr Arnaud Häfelin, to retain the majority of the group’s capital, while relying on the partnership with CAPZA Transition SLP to pursue its organic development and make targeted, strategic acquisitions to fuel the growth of the Gainerie 91 group.

The UGGC Avocats team that supported the CAPZA Transition SLP fund is made up of Ali Bougrine (partner), Louis-Romain Riché (counsel), Muriel Bernardin (counsel) and Victor Arnould (associate) on corporate matters, Olivier Moriceau (partner) on financing and Laetitia Squercioni (partner) and Anaïs Pereira Luis (associate) on tax matters.

Groupe Gainerie 91 was advised by Orsay, whose team comprised Frédéric Lerner (partner), Samanta Madelin (counsel) and Louise Colchen (associate) on corporate aspects, and Claire Guionnet-Moalic (partner) and Arnaud Bonnard (counsel) on tax aspects. Groupe Gainerie 91 was also advised by Bruno Deutsch on financing aspects.

Cards Avocats assisted the lending bankers, with Chucri Serhal (partner) and Amr Touimer (associate).