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Laurent Bensaid is a partner based in Paris in our Corporate, Finance and Investments practice. Laurent has extensive experience in public mergers & acquisitions and private equity.

He advises domestic and foreign companies, private equity funds and investment banks on a broad range of corporate transactions (including LBOs, tender offers, PIPES and Public-to-Private deals).

Laurent has developed a practice in a wide variety of industries, including consumer products, telecommunications, energy, financial services and new technologies. He has been recognized as a leading French M&A lawyer and rising star by various publications.

Credentials

LL.M., Columbia University School of Law

DJCE-DESS business law, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas

MBA Finance, Paris Dauphine University

English

French

Laurent Bensaid is ranked excellent in LBO Mid Cap, Capital Investment and Capital Innovation


Décideurs Magazine, 2019

K&S ranked as highly reputed for large cap operations and complicated public M&A deals involving high risk litigation


Décideurs Magazine

King & Spalding ranked as a front line firm for French mid-cap private equity transactions


Décideurs Magazine

Laurent Bensaid is named as one of the "50 Remarkable Business Lawyers in 2018" and “Rising Star”


Décideurs Magazine

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Recognition

Laurent Bensaid is ranked excellent in LBO Mid Cap, Capital Investment and Capital Innovation


Décideurs Magazine, 2019

K&S ranked as highly reputed for large cap operations and complicated public M&A deals involving high risk litigation


Décideurs Magazine

King & Spalding ranked as a front line firm for French mid-cap private equity transactions


Décideurs Magazine

Laurent Bensaid is named as one of the "50 Remarkable Business Lawyers in 2018" and “Rising Star”


Décideurs Magazine

News

In the News · Source: Le Monde du Droit and Global Legal Chronicle

April 16, 2021
Laurent Bensaid, Julien Vicariot and Aulia de Viry advise Sidetrade on its acquisition of Amalto

In the News · Source: Global Legal Chronicle

April 14, 2021
K&S counsels Neotys on its deal with Tricentis

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Matters

Ymagis in connection with various restructuring matters (2020)

Eoden in connection with its cash tender offer on Mint Telecom (2020)

McPhy Energy in connection with its USD 200 private placement of shares and strategic partnerships with Technip and Chart Inc (2020)

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Ymagis in connection with various restructuring matters (2020)

Eoden in connection with its cash tender offer on Mint Telecom (2020)

McPhy Energy in connection with its USD 200 private placement of shares and strategic partnerships with Technip and Chart Inc (2020)

The majority shareholders of Dalet in connection with the acquisition of the company's control by Long Path Partners and the subsequent cash tender offer (2020)

EDF ER on its joint venture with Axtom (2021)

Neotys on the sale of its share capital and voting rights to Tricentis (2021)

Creadev in its acquisition of a 18M$ equity interest in Alira Health (2021)

Sidetrade in its acquisition of Amalto (2021)

The majority shareholders of Envea in connection with the acquisition of the company's control by the Carlyle group and the subsequent cash tender offer (2020)

Cathay Capital in connection with its investment in Easyvista alongside Eurazeo and the subsequent cash tender offer (2020)

The majority shareholders of Dalet in connection with the acquisition of the company's control by Long Path Partners and the subsequent cash tender offer (2020)

McPhy Energy in connection with its USD 200 private placement of shares and strategic partnerships with Technip and Chart Inc (2020)

Eoden in connection with its cash tender offer on Mint Telecom (2020)

Ymagis in connection with various restructuring matters (2020)

The majority shareholders and management team of Surys in connection with its acquisition by the Imprimerie Nationale (2019)

Fleury Michon in connection with the acquisition of the Marfo Food Group (2019)

The majority shareholders of Spie Batignolles in connection with the reorganization of its share capital and the subsequent investment of EMZ and Tikehau Capital (2019)

Photo-Me Plc in connection with its acquisition of Sempa food group (2019)

Dalet group in connection with the acquisition of certain assets of the Ooyala group (2019)

SFPI Group in connection with the tender offer launched on Dom Security and the subsequent merger (2018);

Orange in a number of transactions, including the acquisition and subsequent tender offer of Business & Decisions (2018);

The shareholders of Smart Me Up in connection with the sale of their shares to Fiat Chrysler Automobile (2018);

McPhy Energy in connection with the PIPE transaction closed by EDF (2018);

Spie batignolles in a number of transactions, including the acquisition of Groupe PL Favier (2018);

The founders of Sandro Maje Claudie Pierlot (SMCP) in the IPO (2017) and sale of the group to Shangdong Ruyi (2016);

Ingenico Group, in a number of transactions, including the acquisition of Think & Go NFC (2016)

EDF Energies Nouvelles in a number of transactions, including in the divestiture of assets (2016 and 2014) and its IPO (2007)

Derichebourg in a number of transactions, including the private placement of securities (2017), the divestiture of Servisair to LBO France (2012) and the tender offer launched on Penauille Polyservices (2005);

Devialet in a number of transactions, including the reorganization of its capital structure (2017 and 2013);

The shareholders of DL Software in its acquisition by 21 Central Partners (2017);

Ardian in connection with the sale of Clip Industries to Battery Venture (2017);

The founders of Prima Solutions in connection with its acquisition by the Carlyle Group (2017);

De Agostini Group in connection with the sale of Atlas For Men to Activa Capital (2016);

The founders and shareholders of Orsys Group in connection with the investment made by Capzanine (2015);

The founders of Metrologic Group in connection with its acquisition by Astorg Partners (2016);

Cathay Capital in connection with its investment in Surys (2013);

The founders and shareholders of Metrologic Group in connection with the acquisition and subsequent tender offer launched by The Carlyle Group (2012);

The majority shareholders of Delachaux in connection with the sale of control of the group to CVC Capital Partners (2011);

EDF in a number of transactions, including its IPO (2005) and the acquisition of strategic assets in Belgium (2009);

Schipol in its investment in Aéroport de Paris (2008);

Suez Environnement in connection with its IPO (2007);

Business Objects in the tender offer launched by SAP (2008) and in the acquisition of the Cartesis group from various private equity funds, including Apax Partners (2007);

France Télécom in the divestiture to KKR of its shareholding in PagesJaunes (2006) and in its synthetic merger with Equant (2005).

News

In the News · Source: Le Monde du Droit and Global Legal Chronicle

April 16, 2021
Laurent Bensaid, Julien Vicariot and Aulia de Viry advise Sidetrade on its acquisition of Amalto

In the News · Source: Global Legal Chronicle

April 14, 2021
K&S counsels Neotys on its deal with Tricentis

View all

Matters

Ymagis in connection with various restructuring matters (2020)

Eoden in connection with its cash tender offer on Mint Telecom (2020)

McPhy Energy in connection with its USD 200 private placement of shares and strategic partnerships with Technip and Chart Inc (2020)

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Ymagis in connection with various restructuring matters (2020)

Eoden in connection with its cash tender offer on Mint Telecom (2020)

McPhy Energy in connection with its USD 200 private placement of shares and strategic partnerships with Technip and Chart Inc (2020)

The majority shareholders of Dalet in connection with the acquisition of the company's control by Long Path Partners and the subsequent cash tender offer (2020)

EDF ER on its joint venture with Axtom (2021)

Neotys on the sale of its share capital and voting rights to Tricentis (2021)

Creadev in its acquisition of a 18M$ equity interest in Alira Health (2021)

Sidetrade in its acquisition of Amalto (2021)

The majority shareholders of Envea in connection with the acquisition of the company's control by the Carlyle group and the subsequent cash tender offer (2020)

Cathay Capital in connection with its investment in Easyvista alongside Eurazeo and the subsequent cash tender offer (2020)

The majority shareholders of Dalet in connection with the acquisition of the company's control by Long Path Partners and the subsequent cash tender offer (2020)

McPhy Energy in connection with its USD 200 private placement of shares and strategic partnerships with Technip and Chart Inc (2020)

Eoden in connection with its cash tender offer on Mint Telecom (2020)

Ymagis in connection with various restructuring matters (2020)

The majority shareholders and management team of Surys in connection with its acquisition by the Imprimerie Nationale (2019)

Fleury Michon in connection with the acquisition of the Marfo Food Group (2019)

The majority shareholders of Spie Batignolles in connection with the reorganization of its share capital and the subsequent investment of EMZ and Tikehau Capital (2019)

Photo-Me Plc in connection with its acquisition of Sempa food group (2019)

Dalet group in connection with the acquisition of certain assets of the Ooyala group (2019)

SFPI Group in connection with the tender offer launched on Dom Security and the subsequent merger (2018);

Orange in a number of transactions, including the acquisition and subsequent tender offer of Business & Decisions (2018);

The shareholders of Smart Me Up in connection with the sale of their shares to Fiat Chrysler Automobile (2018);

McPhy Energy in connection with the PIPE transaction closed by EDF (2018);

Spie batignolles in a number of transactions, including the acquisition of Groupe PL Favier (2018);

The founders of Sandro Maje Claudie Pierlot (SMCP) in the IPO (2017) and sale of the group to Shangdong Ruyi (2016);

Ingenico Group, in a number of transactions, including the acquisition of Think & Go NFC (2016)

EDF Energies Nouvelles in a number of transactions, including in the divestiture of assets (2016 and 2014) and its IPO (2007)

Derichebourg in a number of transactions, including the private placement of securities (2017), the divestiture of Servisair to LBO France (2012) and the tender offer launched on Penauille Polyservices (2005);

Devialet in a number of transactions, including the reorganization of its capital structure (2017 and 2013);

The shareholders of DL Software in its acquisition by 21 Central Partners (2017);

Ardian in connection with the sale of Clip Industries to Battery Venture (2017);

The founders of Prima Solutions in connection with its acquisition by the Carlyle Group (2017);

De Agostini Group in connection with the sale of Atlas For Men to Activa Capital (2016);

The founders and shareholders of Orsys Group in connection with the investment made by Capzanine (2015);

The founders of Metrologic Group in connection with its acquisition by Astorg Partners (2016);

Cathay Capital in connection with its investment in Surys (2013);

The founders and shareholders of Metrologic Group in connection with the acquisition and subsequent tender offer launched by The Carlyle Group (2012);

The majority shareholders of Delachaux in connection with the sale of control of the group to CVC Capital Partners (2011);

EDF in a number of transactions, including its IPO (2005) and the acquisition of strategic assets in Belgium (2009);

Schipol in its investment in Aéroport de Paris (2008);

Suez Environnement in connection with its IPO (2007);

Business Objects in the tender offer launched by SAP (2008) and in the acquisition of the Cartesis group from various private equity funds, including Apax Partners (2007);

France Télécom in the divestiture to KKR of its shareholding in PagesJaunes (2006) and in its synthetic merger with Equant (2005).

News

In the News · Source: Le Monde du Droit and Global Legal Chronicle

April 16, 2021
Laurent Bensaid, Julien Vicariot and Aulia de Viry advise Sidetrade on its acquisition of Amalto

In the News · Source: Global Legal Chronicle

April 14, 2021
K&S counsels Neotys on its deal with Tricentis

View all

Credentials

LL.M., Columbia University School of Law

DJCE-DESS business law, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas

MBA Finance, Paris Dauphine University

English

French

Laurent Bensaid is ranked excellent in LBO Mid Cap, Capital Investment and Capital Innovation


Décideurs Magazine, 2019

K&S ranked as highly reputed for large cap operations and complicated public M&A deals involving high risk litigation


Décideurs Magazine

King & Spalding ranked as a front line firm for French mid-cap private equity transactions


Décideurs Magazine

Laurent Bensaid is named as one of the "50 Remarkable Business Lawyers in 2018" and “Rising Star”


Décideurs Magazine

Icon close

Close

Recognition

Laurent Bensaid is ranked excellent in LBO Mid Cap, Capital Investment and Capital Innovation


Décideurs Magazine, 2019

K&S ranked as highly reputed for large cap operations and complicated public M&A deals involving high risk litigation


Décideurs Magazine

King & Spalding ranked as a front line firm for French mid-cap private equity transactions


Décideurs Magazine

Laurent Bensaid is named as one of the "50 Remarkable Business Lawyers in 2018" and “Rising Star”


Décideurs Magazine