Guillaume Rougier-Brierre is a partner within Gide's M&A practice group. He specialises in acquisitions and privatisations, as well as foreign investments and joint ventures. He has in-depth knowledge of acquisitions and restructuring of financial institutions, both in France and abroad.
Guillaume works with leading banks, asset managers, brokers and investment funds on their strategic operations. In particular, he advises Agence des Participations de l’Etat and Direction Générale du Trésor (2015), Crédit Logement (restructuring of its surety business), Société Générale (take-over of Boursorama in 2014, acquisitions in Africa and Europe), Crédit Agricole on its deleveraging plan (sale of Newedge to Société Générale, sale of Cheuvreux brokerage business to Kepler Capital Markets, sale of CLSA brokerage business to the Chinese leader CITICS, sale of a portfolio of equity derivatives), and Groupama (restructuring assets in Vietnam, China, Poland, and Latvia). He also advises leading infrastructure funds (Meridiam Infrastructures, CNP, FirstState, CPPIB, OFI-Infravia) on a regular basis. Lastly, he worked with the French state on the privatisation of Aéroport de la Côte d'Azur and Aéroport de Lyon (2016), CNP Assurances on the sale of its holding in Sanef (2017) and on the acquisition of a 50% holding in Geosud (2016).
Guillaume has unique international experience, gained from working three years in Gide's Warsaw office (advising the Polish government and many foreign investors on mergers and acquisitions and privatisations, in particular on the country's mass privatisation programme). He managed Gide's Istanbul (Turkey) office from 2000 to 2006, and headed the mainland China Corporate and M&A practice in Gide's Beijing office from 2006 to 2009.