Florent Lewkowicz

Of Counsel

Paris

Florent Lewkowicz is an M&A and Private Equity lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.

His practice focuses on corporate transactions, including public tender offers, M&A, Tech M&A and private equity transactions.

Prior to joining Orrick, Florent practiced law in the Paris office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

  • Florent’s experience notably includes advising:

    • Aptean, a global provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions, in its acquisition of Groupe Mistral, a French provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions designed for dealers and distributors of agricultural and construction equipment;
    • Cajoo Technology, a large instant delivery startup based in France, in connection with its sale to Flink;
    • De Krassny GmbH, in its sale of Kem One group, a leading European producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), to Apollo;
    • Context, a Paris-based digital content classification company, in connection with its sale to Integral Ad Science, a global leader in digital media quality;
    • Dataiku, one of the world's leading AI and machine learning platforms, in connection with its acquisition of Datarocks, a France-based startup;
    • Plüm Energie, a France-based green energy supplier, in connection with its sale to Octopus Energy;
    • Tempow, a Paris-based startup developing application based on Bluetooth protocol, in connection with its sale to Google;
    • Spayne Lindsay & Co., a leading agri-food and consumer goods investment bank in Europe and the UK, in connection with the signature of a partnership agreement with Messis Finance, covering large, international M&A transactions and Messis Finance;
    • Nobilia, European industrial leader in the manufacture of kitchen furniture, in its acquisition of a stake in Groupe Abbou, the holding company of the group Aviva;
    • Lalilo, a Paris-based startup offering a web application in SaaS mode dedicated to learn-to-read, in connection with its sale to U.S.-based Renaissance Learning, Inc. (Renaissance);
    • Glose, a Paris-based startup specializing in the distribution of ebooks, in connection with its sale to Medium, the U.S. micro-blogging social network;
    • the French water treatment group Saur in its acquisition of the Dutch company Nijhuis Industries, a leader in the industrial water treatment sector;
    • Geogas LNG, a joint venture among DIF Core Infrastructure Fund I, Geogas Maritime and Access Capital Partners, on the acquisition of a 50% stake in a French incorporated company jointly held with Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and dedicated to the ownership and the operation of liquefied natural gas carriers;
    • Eurofiber, a Dutch/Belgian digital infrastructure specialist, in its acquisition of Eurafibre, ATE and Eura DC;
    • 3i Infrastructure in its acquisition, alongside management, of Ionisos, a leading owner and operator of cold sterilisation facilities;
    • Shareholders of Paycar, a company specialized in secure online payments, in connection with its sale to Leboncoin;
    • Carsharing pioneer Getaround, Inc. in its recent $300 million acquisition of Drivy, the largest and fastest-growing carsharing platform in Europe;
    • Delta Galil Industries, Ltd. in its acquisition of Eminence (2018);
    • Key Safety Systems on the French aspects of its acquisition of substantially all of the assets and operations of Takata Corporation (2018);
    • StandardAero, Inc., a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, in its acquisition of Vector Aerospace Holding SAS from Airbus SE (2017);
    • leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things SigFox in its c. €150 million new fundraising, supported by existing shareholders and new high profile investors (2016/2017)
    • Cheetah Mobile, the world’s leading mobile utility and content app developer, in connection with its US$57 million acquisition of News Republic, a leading media content app developer (2016);
    • Eurazeo in its acquisitions of Les Petits Chaperons Rouges (2015/2016);
    • Nokia in its combination with Alcatel-Lucent, through a €15.6 billion public exchange offer and public buyout offer in France and in the United States (2015);
    • Parrot in connection with its €298 million share capital increase via a public rights offering in France and an international private placement outside the United States in compliance with Regulation S and within the United States to qualified institutional buyers (2015).