Mehdi Boumedine

Counsel, Corporate, Paris

"My goal is to deliver the most efficient and pragmatic advice to clients, with the right mix of technical soundness and business judgement."

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Published works

Overview

Mehdi is a corporate/M&A counsel based in Paris.

He advises financial sponsors and corporates on a wide range of cross-border transactions, including M&A, restructuring and refinancing. He has sound experience on deals involving targets in regulated sectors, such as FIG (bank/insurance), renewable energy, biomedical laboratories or higher education. He notably has worked on the first-ever acquisition of a banking group carried out by a financial sponsor in France and subsequent add-on acquisition.

Mehdi has also developed a recognised expertise of African M&A and regularly advises financial sponsors and corporates on their transactions across the continent, especially in North and West Africa.

Mehdi has been seconded for several months to the financial sponsor group of Linklaters in London, where he worked on high profile transactions for blue chip clients.

Work highlights

Mehdi has advised on a number of landmark deals. The most recent include acting for:

  • Partners Group on the sale of Cerba HealthCare to EQT Private Equity
  • Tenergie, on the investment of the Banque des Territoires (CDC) in Terres d’Energie, a platform owning a portfolio of solar and wind assets of an aggregate installed capacity of c. 500 MW
  • PAI Partners on the €1.54bn acquisition of Areas from Elior Group
  • Apax Partners on the €800m sale of INSEEC U. to Cinven
  • The European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund on its equity investments in several innovative companies across Europe (including CorWave, NIL Technology and Hiber)
  • Olam International on the privatisation of several companies operating in the cotton sector in Africa, including in Chad and Togo

Professional experience

Prior to working at Linklaters, Mehdi worked almost a year as in-house counsel at Natixis Assurances (life insurance company).

Education and qualifications

Mehdi studied law at the Universities of Paris Nanterre and Paris Saclay. He holds a Master of Arts in Corporate and Tax Law from the University of Paris Saclay.

Published works

  • Contribution to: Guide to business development on the African continent, France Invest, 2020
  • Tour d’horizon des défis posés par les LBO primaires, Fusions & Acquisitions Magazine, 29 November 2019