News 29 May. 2012

Curtis Advises Groupe Lynx's Founders on its Secondary Buy-out

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP advised the three founders of Groupe Lynx — Hervé Corlay, Bruno Rougier and François-Xavier Vigin — in relation to its secondary buy-out by UI Gestion. UI Gestion, an asset management company accredited by the AMF, will take a minority interest.

This leveraged buy-out is the second LBO for Lynx. The first LBO came in 2010 with UFG-SIPAREX. This new investment will support planned development and the company's expansion.

Groupe Lynx, founded in 2006, is a consulting firm specializing in the optimization of processes and budgets of communication and marketing.

The Curtis team advising Lynx's founders was led by counsel Grégoire Andrieux and associate Diana Hund.

Sebban & Patenaires advised UI Gestion (David Sebban).

Financial advisor: Financière Cambon (David Salabi, Oriane Benveniste).

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 Europe, the United States, 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.

For more information about Curtis, please visit or follow Curtis on Twitter ( Facebook (