News 16 Oct. 2013

Curtis Advises Tarkett in First Step Towards IPO

Paris, October 16, 2013 - Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP advised the management of Tarkett, a global leader in flooring and sports surfaces, in the first step toward an Initial Public Offering on the NYSE-Euronext Paris regulated market.

Curtis lawyers counseled the management of Tarkett with regard to the initial filing process of a prospectus with the French Autorités des Marchés Financiers (AMF). Tarkett filed its document de base with the AMF on October 3, 2013 under number I. 13-046.

Tarkett is 50% owned by KKR & Co., which plans to partially exit the French-based company. The Deconinck family owns the remainder of Tarkett and will continue to keep its stake.

The process remains subject to market conditions and the AMF's visa on the final prospectus.

Curtis advised the management of Tarkett with a team led by Henri Pieyre de Mandiargues, partner, and Felix Huon, associate. Tarkett management is also advised by Arsene-Taxand on tax matters with a team led by Franck Chaminade, partner and Brice Picard, associate.

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