Franck Sekri pratices in the areas of private equity (leveraged buyouts, leveraged management buyouts, owner buyouts, and management packages), venture capital, and M&A. He represents various Private Equity Funds and industrial groups in transactions ranging from late stage financing, private equity deals, corporate restructurings and management compensation packages.
Over the last few years, Mr. Sekri has been involved in a large number of transactions on behalf of investment funds, listed and unlisted companies, and management teams.
His recent transactions include representing Deezer’s shareholders in connection with a €100 million capital increase, Motion Equity Partners in connection with the €70 million sale of Fullsix Group to Havas, Bridgepoint Capital in connection with its €350 million acquisition of Balt Extrusion, Imprimerie Nationale in connection with the acquisition of SPS, and Meridia Capital in connection with the refinancing and renovation of the Hotel W located near the Paris Opera.
Since the founding of the firm, Mr. Sekri has been involved in the sale of Pixamania.com to Dixons plc, the sale of 123devis.com to the U.S. group Home Advisors, the sale of Byocode Hotel to the UK group Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings plc, and the acquisition of the worldwide radiopharmaceuticals activities of Schering Group by a Belgian consortium led by IBA group.
He also acted as French counsel to Luxalpha SICAV with respect to its liquidation following the Madoff fraud and in various cases related to shareholder disputes and post-acquisition litigations.
Prior to founding SVZ, Mr. Sekri was with Willkie Farr & Gallagher and then with Brandford Griffith Baverez Pasturel.
Mr. Sekri holds degrees (maîtrises) in corporate law from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and in finance management from Paris IX Dauphine, as well as a masters (DESS) in corporate finance from Paris I.
Mr. Sekri teaches Law and Entrepreneurship at the ESSEC business school.
Mr. Sekri is a member of the International Bar Association and of the French Association of Investors (Association française des investisseurs en capital) (AFIC).