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CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre advises purchasers of the 3GS Group on restructuring its shareholder base

24/07/2017

CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre acted as tax advisor to the purchasers of the G3S Alyzia group, particularly in relation to the tax structuring of the acquisition. The transaction followed the decision to sell its stake by FPCI Ekkio Capital II, which had supported the group since 2009. This restructuring of the shareholder base allowed its historic partner, Mr Serge Sellan, to become the group’s majority shareholder, supported by a new financial partner, the ActoMezz group, which has acquired a minority stake in G3S Alyzia. The transaction also made it possible to involve certain key directors more closely by allowing them to become shareholders in the group.

G3S Alyzia is an airport services operator with turnover of €300 million and 3000 employees, specialising particularly in groundhandling services, airport and industrial cleaning, services for persons with reduced mobility and baggage-handling for airlines and airport management companies.

The G3S Alyzia group will continue to be led by Mr Serge Sellan.

For this transaction, the G3S group’s purchasers were advised by:

  • for tax aspects and in particular the tax structuring of the acquisition: CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre, with a team comprising Laurent Hepp and Gaëtan Berger-Picq (partners), Jean-Charles Benois (associate counsel) and Sophie Delplancke;
  • for legal aspects: Ngo Jung & Partners (Clarisse Brély) and Cohen Amir-Aslani (David Amiach and Rebecca Guyot).

ActoMezz was also advised by McDermott Will & Emery (Pierre-Arnoux Mayoly and Benjamin Briand).

Ekkio was advised by Squire Patton Boggs (Charles Fabry, Véronique Collin and Aymeric Malphettes).

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