Franck Sekri

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EXPERTISE

Franck Sekri is active in the fields of Private Equity (LBO, Management Package), Venture Capital and corporate M&A. Over the last few years, Franck Sekri has been involved in a large number of transactions on behalf of investment funds, listed or unlisted industrial groups and management teams. He also handles contentious corporate matters such as shareholders’ disputes and post-acquisition litigations.

EXPERIENCE

Over the last few years, Franck Sekri has represented:

  • Paris Society on its acquisition of Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay and its acquisition of the restaurant Maison Blanche,
  • All in Foods in the sale of 80% of its capital to the Bel group,
  • CLS and its management in its LBO in partnership with CNP, the investment company of the Frère Group,
  • IN Groupe (formerly Imprimerie Nationale) on its acquisition of Surys (formerly Hologram Industrie) and Nexus,
  • The management team of Emera in connection with the LBO carried out with Naxicap Partners and Ardian,
  • The founders of Moustache Bikes in connection with the LBO carried out with LBO France,
  • CLS in the context of Kineis’ fundraising for the launch of a constellation of 20 nanosatellites,
  • Amundi Private Equity on its acquisition of a minority stake in Eduservices alongside Parquest Capital and the management team;
  • Several investors in connection with the fundraising of Innovafeed,
  • Waterland Private Equity on its acquisition of Centile Telecom BV,
  • Several investors in connection with the fundraising of Big Mamma,
  • Ciprés Assurances on its acquisition of Axelliance Group,
  • Artemis, Idinvest and Constellation in connection with their acquisition of Point de Vue magazine from the SFR group,
  • The founder and managers of Globe group in the context of the LBO carried out with Andera Partners,
  • Verlinvest in connection with the fundraising of Frichti,
  • IN Groupe (formerly Imprimerie Nationale) on its acquisition of the biometric and identity activities of Thales,
  • The managers of Ciprés Assurances in connection with the LBO carried out with Apax Partners,
  • Bridgepoint Capital on its acquisition of Balt,
  • Motion Equity Partners in connection with the sale of Fullsix group to Havas,
  • EDF on its acquisition of Seclab.

BEFORE SVZ

Prior to founding SVZ, Mr. Sekri was with Willkie Farr & Gallagher and then with Brandford Griffith Baverez Pasturel.

BAR ADMISSION

Paris

TRAINING

Franck 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.

TEACHING

Franck Sekri is in charge of the “Law and Entrepreneurship” program at ESSEC Business School.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Franck Sekri is a member of the International Bar Association and of the French Association of Investors for Growth.

LAST ASSIGNMENT

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