Private equity et capital-risque

Nous représentons des fonds de private equity et de capital-risque ainsi que des sociétés en portefeuille lors d’opérations d’achat, de cession et de financement.  Nous assistons les fonds notamment lors de leur constitution et de leurs investissements, mais également sur les questions de gouvernance liées à leur portefeuille de sociétés, ainsi que lors de la négociation et la mise en œuvre des stratégies de sortie, telles que la vente de la société, une introduction en bourse ou autre offre publique, un refinancement, ou la vente sur le marché secondaire des parts détenues par le fonds.  Nous conseillons également les fonds sur les sujets réglementaires liés à l’Advisers Act de 1940, l‘Investment Company Act de 1940, le Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reformle Consumer Protection Act et d’autres règlements financiers. Nous intervenons sur des sujets variés, notamment en ce qui concerne leurs obligations en tant qu’investisseurs dans les sociétés publiques et privées.

Par ailleurs, nous représentons des sociétés en portefeuille lors des transactions avec leurs investisseurs, et les conseillons quant à leurs stratégies de financement et de croissance, y compris en cas d’offres publiques ou privées et d’acquisitions.

Nous aidons également les start-up et les entreprises émergentes à préparer et négocier leurs premiers investissements et les conseillons aussi sur tous les aspects de leur activité. Notre culture entrepreneuriale, notre approche souple ainsi que notre bonne compréhension de l’évolution des conditions du marché nous permettent d’élaborer des solutions qui répondent aux besoins des entreprises en pleine croissance.

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Cohen & Gresser announces the expansion of its corporate group with the appointment of Daniel H Mathias as a senior associate in the firm’s London office. Daniel has extensive experience advising on sophisticated cross-border transactions for U.S. and international clients, including private equity firms, family offices, and other alternative asset managers. He has advised investors and businesses in the healthcare, technology, industrial, and consumer sectors, among others.
In an interview with Real Deals, Graeme Bell, Head of Private Equity in C&G's London office, discussed emerging trends in the European private equity space, market uncertainties, and the challenges of increasingly popular public-to-private deals.

Cohen & Gresser announces the expansion of its corporate offering with the appointment of Graeme Bell as Partner and Head of Private Equity in the firm’s London office. Graeme will advise clients on cross-border private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructurings. He has extensive experience in emerging markets, particularly in Africa, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, often acting for U.S. clients.

Cohen & Gresser advised Reliance Trust Company, a corporate fiduciary, in its $14.5 million sale of 571 Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn to RedSky Capital. The complex deal spanned nine months and involved complicated lease issues as well as trust and estate and title issues originating in the 1930s. The sale of the property, which had been an asset in a trust for nearly 60 years, is a significant liquidity event for the beneficiaries. The property is also a key asset in RedSky Capital’s extensive redevelopment of Fulton Street. 

Partner Nicholas J Kaiser led the Cohen & Gresser team, which included Matthew V Povolny, David F Lisner, Eliza Sheridan, and paralegal Camille Delgado.

The opening of Cohen & Gresser's London office was featured in the following articles: 

Cohen & Gresser announces its continued international expansion with the launch of its London office on June 1, 2018, led by partner Jeffrey M Bronheim. The office, which will be the firm’s fifth location globally and its second in Europe, will serve clients in all aspects of the investment industry, including hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds, investors, and management companies. It will also focus on transactional work, cross-border litigation, and investigations.

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Cohen & Gresser advised startup TellMePlus in a 4.2 million euro fundraising operation subscribed by investment funds Ventech, Runa, Soridec, Sferen Innovation (Mutuelles Macif & Matmut), XAnge, private investors, and for a non-dilutive portion, a bank. TellMePlus is an innovative startup company which offers artificial intelligence solutions called "predictive objects." These solutions predict the behavior of individuals or objects, predict trends, and identify the risks and opportunities related to these predictions
Each year, Law360 selects a small group of practitioners from across the country in each of its practice area and industry groups to aid in shaping the publication’s editorial content for the following year. This year, five C&G attorneys were named as Law360 Editorial Advisory Board Members: 
 

- Mark S Cohen, Partner:  White Collar Advisory Board

- Robert J Gavigan, Partner: Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Board

- Bonnie J Roe, Partner:  Private Equity Advisory Board

- Daniel H Tabak, Partner: Legal Ethics Advisory Board

- Christopher M P Jackson, Counsel: Life Sciences Advisory Board

 

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently found that the board of Trados Incorporated did not breach its fiduciary duties in approving a merger of its company with SDL plc, even though the common stockholders received nothing, and the majority of directors approving the merger were conflicted through their relationships with the preferred stockholders. Trados is a reminder to boards to run a tight ship during the sales process.

A dissection of the standards which govern the valuation of private equity assets and the impacts of recent legal developments.

This article details the risks associated with employee share buybacks and their impact on the process of a company being sold.