Gwenaël Kropfinger has extensive experience in advising private equity funds and multinational groups on the tax structuring of M&A deals including LBOs and capital markets transactions.

Gwenaël has been involved in general reorganisation work for corporate groups. Gwenaël also advises on the creation of French and pan-European private equity funds.

Before joining AG, Gwenaël was a counsel in high-profile international firms.

M&A / Private Equity transactions:

Advising a global asset management company on its investment in a group dedicated to the equipment and deployment of telecommunication networks and datacenters, on the acquisition of a player in cellular stimulation and on the acquisition of a company working in the development of infrared systems.

Advising an asset manager, a key player in sustainable investment, and a company specialising in private equity as part of the acquisition of a group operating in the maintenance and construction of heating and air conditioning equipment.

Advising a UK investment fund as part of an optician chain’s acquisition (EV 800 million), on the sale of a 49% stake in a frozen food trading company to a food company (EV 2.2 billion) and on the acquisition of a textile company

Advising a private equity fund regarding the acquisitions of a customer experience management outsourcing company, a manufacturer of optical measuring and recording instruments, a specialist in the distribution of calcium aluminate-based materials (EV EUR600m) and concerningthe sales of an insurance brokerage company to an Anglo-American multinational providing insurance companies (EV EUR730 million) and a leading technologies company providing secure solutions to a leading global alternative investment manager focused on private equity (EV EUR1.5 billion).*

Advising two French private equity firms and an independent asset management company on the sale of a French furniture and decoration company to an asset management and financial services firm. (680 million euros EV).

  • Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne University, HEC Master II Business and tax Law, 2005 - Avocat admis au barreau de Paris

Gwenaël is widely recognized for his expertise in transactional tax.

The Legal 500 EMEA

  • Recommended lawyer, Tax (2023-2021)

Best Lawyers France

  • Leveraged buyouts (2023-2021)

ITR World Tax

  • Personal ranking: Rising star, Transactional tax (2023-2021)
  • Team ranking: Band 4, Transactional tax (2023)
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