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Pinot de Villechenon & Associés and CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre, counsel for Netapsys for its merger with Sodifrance


Pinot de Villechenon & Associés and CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre were, respectively, Corporate and tax advisers for the Netapsys Group for its merger with the Sodifrance Group. The transaction will help the newly established group to strengthen its position as a specialist in the "IT Transformation to digital". It should have turnover of nearly 110 million euros in 2016 and nearly 1,300 employees.

The group will now have complete offerings and expertise to respond to increasing needs by companies to upgrade information systems to digital, and in particular to handle the transition between legacy IT and new IT models.

The service offering will range from modernisation of application legacies, the speciality of Sodifrance, to the creation of innovative digital solutions by Netapsys.

For this transaction, the Netapsys received legal advice from Morgan Hunault-Berret (Partner), Paul-Albert Legrand and Alice Laroque from Pinot de Villechenon & Associés for Corporate matters, Luc Jaillais (Partner) and Philippe Gosset from CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre for tax matters and finance advice from Amaury Semain (OpportunIT) and Isabelle Chazarin (Banque Neuflize OBC).

Mickaël Goupil from the firm Thémis advised the Sodifrance Group.

André Watbot (Partner), Charles-Henri Prioul, and Marc Lamballais from Cornet Vincent Ségurel advised the banking pool financing this transaction (comprised of the Caisse Régionale de Crédit Agricole Mutuel d'Ille-et-Vilaine, which was also the arranger, Banque Palatine, Arkéa Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels, Banque Populaire de l'Ouest and BNP Paris).

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