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CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre advised Hugues Mulliez on the acquisition of Surcouf

25/06/2009

CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre was the legal and tax advisor for Mr Hugues Mulliez, the founder of Youg's, in the scope of the acquisition of Surcouf from the PPR Group.

CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre formed the following team for this deal:

  • Corporate : Bruno Peillon, Jean-Robert Bousquet, Jean-Charles Daguin and Solveig Le Pichon
  • Taxation: Laurent Hepp, Gaëtan Berger-Picq, Arnaud Donguy and Amélie Retureau
  • Real Estate: Brigitte Gauclère and Julia Pelpel-Moynot
  • Competition: Benoît Philippe and Aurore Leaute.

Mr Hugues Mulliez was also advised by Louis Vaneecloo from Solucial in relation to employment law matters and his financial advisor was Fernand Dubois from Strateva.

PPR was advised by Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier in relation to legal and taxation matters with a team comprised of Daniel Villey and Bruno Nogueiro (Corporate), Igor Simic and Grégoire Kopp (Competition), and Yann Grolleaud (Taxation). It was advised by Sabine Smith-Vidal from Allen & Overy in relation to employment law matters.

Youg's is a company which specializes in IT and digital equipment distribution. It has three stores located in the north of France and south of Paris and employs approximately 100 staff.

PPR is developing a portfolio of global leading brands with high growth potential. PPR generated turnover from its mass retail and luxury brands amounting to €20.2 billion in 2008. The Group is present in 94 countries and territories and employs more than 88,000 staff.

For further information, please contact :
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre
Florence Jouffroy / Tel: +33 1 47 38 40 32
Laetitia Mostowski / Tel: +33 1 47 38 40 74

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