CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre advised NGE Group on its merger with Cardinal Edifice Group.
The merger will form a civil engineering group with more than EUR 1.6bn in turnover and some 9,000 employees, and will enable the new entity to position itself as a leading player in the infrastructure and building sector.
This transaction confirms NGE's ambition to expand the multi-sector services it offers in France and internationally for the management of construction programmes.
The CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre team advising NGE Group comprised Christophe Lefaillet (partner), Isabelle Prodhomme (associate counsel), Adeline Benoit and Matthieu Rollin for Corporate aspects, Virginie Coursière-Pluntz (associate counsel) for Competition aspects and Pierre Bonneau (partner) for Employment Law aspects.
NGE's other advisors were:
EY law firm, for tax and employment auditing, with Cedric Devouges (partner) and Adrien Khaznadji for tax aspects and Anne-Elisabeth Combes (partner) and Sophie Muyard for employment.
EY Transaction Advisory Services for financial and accounting auditing, with Denis Benquis (partner) and Adrien Claude.
Marceau Finance with Jean-Louis Roidot and Robert Ilunze.
Cardinal Edifice was advised by:
Cabinet Martine Vazel with Martine Vazel and Marion Le Doeuff (corporate),
Cabinet Marie-Noëlle Meunier with Marie-Noëlle Meunier (employment),
UBS Mid-Cap M&A with Fabrice Scheer, Julien Donarier and Nicolas Henry