Press release 13 April 2018

Arsene advises Abénex in the acquisition of Silvya Terrade

Arsene advised Abénex in the acquisition of Groupe Silvya Terrade from Apax Partners Development.

Groupe Silvya Terrade is the largest network of cosmetic and hairstyling schools in France, preparing students for all types of Aesthetic, Cosmetic, Fragrance and Hairstyling diplomas with over 4,800 students per year in their schools across France and Switzerland. The group also moderates a network of over 3,000 professional partners (brands, institutes, salons, etc.) and works with 500 professors.

With the financial support of Abénex, Groupe Silvya Terrade aims at achieving continued external growth to extend its network of schools and increase investments in digital projects and RNCP certification development.

The team at Arsene was in charge of tax due diligence as well as tax structuring for Abénex, and was constituted of Alexandre Rocchi, Partner and Vincent Briand, Manager.

Other parties involved were:

Groupe Silvya Terrade : Grégory Declercq, Pierre Juhen, Bernard de Sagazan
Counsel :
Financing Counsel : Clearwater International (Laurence de Rosamel, Paul Assaël, Léa Joly)
Attorney – Corporate : Hugot Avocats (Olivier Hugot, Safaa El Khammal, Floriane Verdier)
Financial Counsel – Executives : Oloryn Partners (Eric Lesieur)
Attorney – Executives: Jeausserand Audouard (Erwan Bordet, Jérémie Jeausserand, Eléonore Gaulier, Carole Furst)

Apax Partners : Caroline Rémus, Antoine Desjeux
Counsel :
M&A Counsel : Clearwater International (Thomas Hamelin, Sophie Lerond, Thibaut Couvrecelle)
Attorneys – M&A : Villechenon (Tristan Segonds, Gilles Roux, Eléanore Griffiths)
Financial VDD: KPMG (Damien Moron, Selim Jerfel, Jérôme Béchet)
Strategic VDD : CMI (Nicolas Kandel, Bastien Hontebeyrie)

Abénex : Antoine Houël, Karim Hoebanx
Counsel :
Attorneys – Legal / Social Due diligence: McDermott, Will & Emery (Grégoire Andrieux, Diana Hund, Louis Leroy, Anne Febvre)
Financial Due diligence: PwC (Philip Dykstra, Mike Eledjam, Tristan Jegourel, Othmane Mekkaoui)

Financing : Tikehau Capital (Cécile Mayer-Levi, Charles Bourgeois, Marin Collet-Stevens, Paolo Morrone)
Attorneys – Lenders : Paul Hastings (Olivier Vermeulen, Tereza Courmont Vlkova)
Attorneys – Borrowers : McDermott, Will & Emery (Pierre-Arnoux Mayoly, Shirin Deyhim, Benjamin Briand)

About Arsene

Arsene is the first, exclusively tax-centered independent law firm. The firm is a founding member of the Taxand International Network (50 countries, 400 partners, 2000 tax experts) and is not affiliated to an audit or legal firm.

Arsene was founded in 2004 to offer tailored services in all major fields. With 21 partners among the top 100 tax experts in Paris, Arsene advises and supports clients in tax management in an international environment.

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