News 17 Sep. 2013

Curtis Counsels Santiane Group in Sale of Minority Stake to Sagard Private Equity Partners

Paris, September 17, 2013 - Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP advised Santiane Group, a French online insurance broker, in relation to the sale of a minority stake in the company by its founders to Sagard Private Equity Partners, a French-based private venture capital firm.

Simultaneously, BNP Paribas Private Equity will sell its share in Groupe Santiane and will fully exit the company.

Santiane Group, founded in 2006, is the French leader in online health insurance and death & disability insurance. Santiane operates through two wholly-owned subsidiaries: the online insurance aggregator and the insurance wholesaler Néoliane.

The Courtin family, the founders and key managers of Santiane, will remain the majority shareholders following the closing of the transaction.

Curtis advised the Courtin family with a team of lawyers led by Grégoire Andrieux, partner, assisted by Diana Hund and Julie Seroka, associates.

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