Gide has advised Idia Capital Investissement, a subsidiary of group Crédit Agricole, on its investment in the share capital of Maison Chapoutier, a wine producer and merchant in the greatest wines of the Rhone valley and whose vineyards cover 450 hectares in France and abroad (Australia, Spain and Portugal).
This transaction is part of a more global reorganisation of Maison Chapoutier's shareholding, alongside the Chapoutier family and its longstanding partner Sofina.
This investment will boost the development of the family-owned vineyard's activities, in particular as regards biodynamic growing methods and wine tourism.
In continuing its investment strategy in the wine sector, Idia thus adds to its portfolio a prestigious and long-standing Maison, lauded by Drinks International as the most admired French wine brand worldwide in 2019.
The Idia Capital Investissement team comprised in particular Arnaud Pradier, Eric Le Cann, Cédric Fontaine and Paul Halard.
The Gide team that advised Idia was headed by partner Alexis Pailleret, working with associate Chloé Bouhours on M&A aspects, partner Bertrand Jouanneau and associate Foulques Delaporte on tax aspects, associate Sophie Gillard on real estate aspects, and associate Elena Piotrowski on employment law aspects.
Gide can draw on a multidisciplinary team dedicated to operations in the wine and spirits sector, with specialists from the firm's various practice groups.
Maison Chapoutier was advised by Henri Saint-Père and Charles Simian from law firm Ratheaux.