LFPI has completed an indirect minority investment in the share capital of Umanis. Umanis, French leader in data, digital and business solutions, remains owned and controlled by its longstanding shareholders Laurent Piepszownik and Olivier Pouligny, who have entered into a shareholders’ agreement with LFPI.
To successfully complete this operation, the French financial markets authority granted on 12 June 2018, a waiver of the obligation to file a proposed public exchange offer on Umanis titles.
Gide advised LFPI Group on this operation, with a team comprising partners Antoine Tézenas du Montcel and David-James Sebag, counsel Matthias Grolier, and associates Julien Negroni and Mayssa Sader on aspects of corporate and securities law.
Linklaters advised the Umanis longstanding shareholders with a team comprising partners Vincent Ponsonnaille and Pierre Thomet, with associates Edwige Berger, Benjamin Prévost and Jacek Urban on corporate law aspects; partner Edouard Chapellier and associate Fanny Grasset on tax law aspects, and counsel Géric Clomes on employment law aspects.