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CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre advises Quatalyst Energy Limited in the sale of the Geofor group to Fugro Mauritius Limited


Fugro Mauritius Limited has acquired the Geofor group based in Libreville (Gabon), Douala (Cameroon), Pointe-Noire (Republic of the Congo) and São Tomé (São Tomé and Principe) in order to reinforce its presence in Central Africa and in the French-speaking African countries. Besides its already-established offices, Geofor has significant experience in Niger, Chad and Equatorial Guinea.

Geofor is an onshore/nearshore geotechnical company which provides drilling solutions, and employs highly-specialised engineers and geologists in geotechnical consulting, hydrology and land surveys. The company was founded in 1989 and has more than 25 years of experience across most of Africa. Its clients include leaders in the oil and gas and mining sectors. Geofor is also active in infrastructure and water supply projects, and employs around 600 people.

For this transaction, CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre advised Quatalyst Energy Limited on legal aspects (Arnaud Hugot, partner and Clarisse Thiolon), and on tax aspects (Pierre Marly, partner and Rosine Blacky).

Quatalyst Energy Limited was also advised on legal aspects by KGA Avocats (Philippe Simon, partner, and Patrice Montchaud).

Baycap was the financial advisor (Christian Prévot and Alexis Monod).

Fugro Mauritius Limited was advised on legal aspects by Simmons & Simmons (Christian Taylor, partner, Taous Mabed, Sophie Coignat, Syvia Chanzy and Clio Dubus).

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