News 25 Mar. 2013

Curtis Advises Dzeta Conseil in Acquisition of My Media

Paris, March 25, 2013 - Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP advised Dzeta Conseil (an investment company) in relation to its acquisition of a majority shareholding in the leading French independent media agency My Media.

My Media has a projected gross investment volume of 700 million and a brand portfolio of more than 100 brands in all sectors. This primary LBO, which comes after seven years of strong growth, will enable the agency to expand its activities over the next years in particular in the digital sector. My Media was created in 2005 by Anthony Ravau, David Ringrave, and Benjamin Séguillon.

Dzeta Conseil acquires 51% of the share capital through an equity financing, supported by a debt bank (Banking pool: CIC Est, Neuflize OBC, la Caisse d'Epargne et de Prévoyance Ile de France) and a mezzanine debt (A Plus Finance).

Curtis advised Detza Conseil with a team led by Carole Degonse, partner, assisted by Diana Hund and Julia Sedef, associates. Dzeta Conseil was advised by Arsene Taxand on tax issues.

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is a leading international law firm providing a broad range of services to clients around the world. Curtis has 16 offices in the United States, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. The firm's international orientation has been a hallmark of its practice for nearly two centuries.

The Curtis Paris office was founded in 1973 and comprises 25 attorneys counseling clients in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, tax, litigation and international arbitration. Curtis advises listed and privately-held mid-cap companies and investment funds on the full range of corporate activities, including LBOs, IPOs, venture capital transactions and management incentive packages.

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