Guillaume Kessler is an M&A and private equity lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.

Guillaume advises on corporate finance transactions, including public and private domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, take privates, private equity and venture capital, restructurings and international joint ventures. He acts for French and international clients, including public and private companies, private equity houses and investment banks across a wide range of sectors, including tech, e-commerce, media and retail.

Recently, Guillaume advised:

  • Arjowiggins: sale of Arjowiggins Healthcare (Sterimed) to Meeschaert Private Equity;
  • Alpha Private Equity: sale of MK Direct Group (Françoise Saget / Linvosges) to Eurazeo PME
  • Neo Investment Partners: partnership with La Maison Plisson and Experimental Group;
  • Valco Group (Argos Soditic): build-up acquisition of D2FC from TCR Capital;
  • Kelkoo.com: acquisition of Leguide.com from Lagardère Active
  • ITV: acquisition of Tetra Media Studio
  • Doctissimo: acquisition of Animalbox

Most recently, Guillaume advised Groupe Bertrand on the restructuring and acquisition of Groupe Flo.