Sekri Valentin Zerrouk advised the shareholders of the startup Homepilot in the context of its sale to the unicorn IAD.

The Sekri Valentin Zerrouk team was composed of Olivier Legrand, partner, and Sophie Gilbert, associate, for the M&A aspects, and Jérôme Assouline, partner, and Sophie de Carné-Carnavalet, counsel, for the tax aspects.

Founded in 2017, Homepilot, a start-up specialising in digital rental management, has a turnover of €3 million and employs 40 people in Paris. This merger will strengthen Homepilot’s local presence by drawing on IAD’s network of more than 15,000 entrepreneurial advisors throughout France. IAD’s experience and resources will also enable Homepilot to accelerate its ambitious organic and external growth strategy with the integration of real estate agencies and management portfolios.

Thanks to this acquisition, IAD, the first French real estate unicorn (Proptech), will be able to extend the scope of its activities with new growth prospects in order to become a leading player in property rental management in France and Europe.

IAD’s advice :

  • Legal: Winston & Strawn: Jerome Herbet, Leslie GINAPE, Arthur de La Fage

Counsel to the shareholders of Homepilot:

  • Legal: Sekri Valentin Zerrouk: Olivier Legrand, Sophie Gilbert, Jérôme Assouline, Sophie de Carné-Carnavalet
    Financial: Avolta Partners: Arthur Porré, Alexandre Meiers, Mehdy Laudrin

About Sekri Valentin Zerrouk

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk (SVZ) is an independent firm of more than 50 lawyers that advises multinational companies, leading investment funds, small and medium-sized companies and entrepreneurs on the development of their business activities and on their acquisitions, disposals and restructuring operations in France and abroad.

With more than 400 transactions completed over the last 10 years, Sekri Valentin Zerrouk (SVZ) is today one of the most recognized firms in the transactional field.

The 12 partners are : Franck Sekri, Pierre-Emmanuel Chevalier, Géraud de Franclieu, Emmanuelle Vicidomini, Antoine Haï and Olivier Legrand (Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Financing, Restructuring), Emeline Peltier (Real Estate), Yamina Zerrouk (Public Business Law, Urban Planning and Real Estate), Jérôme Assouline and Thomas Verdeil (Tax Law), Emilie Meridjen (Employment Law) and Anne Dumas-L’Hoir (Business Litigation).