Gide has advised Compagnie Financière du Lion (CFL), set up by French banker Arié Flack, on the 100% acquisition of Eiffage’s share in Eiffigen. Eiffigen holds, under a PPP scheme, a contract for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of the Direction Générale de la Gendarmerie Nationale headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux (southern Paris suburb). The acquisition of Eiffigen by a company of group CFL is an important step in its investor strategy for the French and European infrastructure asset class. Eiffigen is valued at EUR 125 million for this operation.
This transaction seals a very busy year for one of the most active Energy-Infrastructure M&A teams on the French market, which also led the privatisations of the Lyon and Nice airports for the French government.
The Gide team was comprised of partner Guillaume Rougier-Brierre and Hugo Nocerino on M&A aspects, partners Thomas Courtel and Marie Bouvet-Guiramand on public law and infrastructure aspects.