We are a firm providing M&A and Financing advisory services
with specific expertise in mid-market and private equity

Natixis Partners, formerly Leonardo & Co France, is the Natixis entity dedicated to mid-market and private equity transactions.
The partners, who have been working together for over 10 years, are directly involved in each transaction.

Natixis Partners advised more than 150 transactions over the past 5 years, including 30 % of cross-borders deals. With an average of 30 transactions a year, we rank in the top 5 of French investment banks in terms of deal counts.

Our firm handles a wide range of industrial sectors, and more specifically: BtoB Services / Healthcare / Industrials & Capital Goods / Leisure, Retail & Consumer Goods / Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT). We address all types of clients: private equity, entrepreneurs, corporate, and family offices.

Natixis Partners has a dedicated Financing advisory team, which provides debt advisory services and focuses primarily on private equity transactions and LBO financing.

Natixis
Worldwide

72
M&A transactions
in 2015
LBO

LBO

Advising an average of twenty clients in their LBO each year, Natixis Partners is recognized as a leader on the French market.

Our track record, in-depth knowledge of hedge funds and expertise of LBO models, combined with LBO-specific financial advisory services allows us to efficiently guide shareholders in their sale or acquisition project, by finding the best financial partners.

M&A Corporate

Natixis Partners provides independent consulting services, whether for sale or purchase, and to any type of companies, shareholders and managers.

All throughout the missions they give us, we support our clients with a range of solutions tailored to their specific needs. They benefit from our expertise, our in-depth industry knowledge, and our access to international buyers.

Financing Advisory

Natixis Partners relies on a Debt Advisory team to provide financial advisory services, primarily in the context of private equity deals.

Our understanding of the various stakeholders in acquisition financing (bankers and debt funds) and the ties we cultivate with those allows us to model tailored financial solutions, optimized to address the needs of our clients, whether hedge funds or corporate entities.

Shareholders network

Through its M&A services, Natixis Partners addresses the corporate finance needs of clients of the Banques Populaires and Caisses d’Epargne (BPCE) network.

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Paul BAMBERGER

Principal


Experience / Academics

20 years of experience in M&A / 12 years experience in leading business company.

  • Natixis Partners (Paris) – 1 year
  • Managing Director of Vranken-Pommery champagne group (Reims) – 12 years
  • Arthur Andersen (Paris) - M&A – 2 years
  • BNP Paribas (Paris) – M&A – 8 years
  • Graduated from EDHEC

Selected transactions

  • As Head of Vranken-Pommery :
    • acquisition of 3 « Maisons de Champagne »
    • Takeover of the assets of Champagne Bricout at the Court
    • Takeover of Domaines Listel (rosé wines)
    • 3 increases of capital at Euronext Paris
  • Fund raising for T.T.TRUNKS (top-notch malletier)
  • Fund raising for EAT HAPPY (sushi corners)
  • Second capital increase of Webhelp (Business Process Outsourcing)
  • Disposal of Clestra (office furniture) to Electropar
  • Disposal of a Pierre Fabre cosmetic subsidiary in the US to its management
  • Disposal of Faramet (smelter) to Euralcom
  • Disposal of DTS (explosive environments lightning) to REL
  • Disposal of a HMR subsidiary - LCO (pharmaceutical company) to its management
 

Sébastien CAILLÉ

Executive Director


Experience / Academics

16 years experience in M&A.

  • Natixis Partners (Paris) – 1 year
  • Bucéphale Finance (Paris) – M&A – 9 years
  • Citi (Paris) – M&A
  • BNP Paribas (Paris) – M&A
  • Graduated from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris) / Master 2 finance (Panthéon Sorbonne - Paris I)

Selected transactions

  • Sale of Tessi to HLDE & HLDI (BPO) (announced transaction)
  • Acquisition of OGF by Pamplona Capital (funeral management)
  • Acquisition of Foncia by Bridgepoint / Eurazeo (real estate services)
  • Acquisition and delisting of Vermandoise by Cristal Union (sugar, ethanol)
  • Balance sheet restructuring and reserved capital increase of Emin Leydier subscribed by First Eagle (paper and cardboard)
  • Acquisition and delisting of Clarins by its founding family (cosmetics, perfumes)
  • Acquisition and delisting of Marie Brizard by Belvédère (spirits)
  • Merger of the real estate assets of Caisses d’Epargne into Nexity (property development)
  • Sale of Francesca to Invista ((logistics real estate assets)
  • Acquisition of Ascom Hasler assets by Neopost (mailing systems)
 

Awards

Natixis Partners has won numerous awards (4 times M&A Advisor of the year, 8 Finance Gold Trophies) over the past 6 years.

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"M&A Advisor of the year"

Private Equity Awards
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
 

"Finance Gold Trophy"

Private Equity Awards
  • 2014/2013/2012Private Equity
  • 2016/2014/2013High-tech, healthcare
  • 2013Consumer goods
  • 2011Best growth
 

Careers

Think we could be a match?
Natixis Partners offers job and internship opportunities all year long.

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Natixis Partners España's website will be launched soon...

Natixis Partners España, formerly 360 Corporate, is the Natixis entity dedicated to M&A advisory services in Spain.

Created in 2002, its team is constituted by 15 experienced bankers.

You can contact our Spanish team at the following address:

Calle de Hermosilla, 31 - 4° Dcha.
28001 Madrid
Spain

Phone: +34 91 781 56 40
daniel.escondrillas@ntxpartners.com