Amundi’s €825 Million Acquisition of Lyxor

Clifford Chance, Fromont Briens, Aramis and Vinge advised Amundi. Allen & Overy and Flichy Grangé Avocats advised Société Générale.

Amundi, a division of the Crédit Agricole group, announced its acquisition of Lyxor from Société Générale, for EUR 825 million.

Lyxor is a pioneer within, and the third largest actor in Europe with regard to exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and via this acquisition Amundi will thereby strengthen its position as the European lead actor in the fast-growing market for ETFs. The transaction is subject to customary approvals by public authorities and is expected to be completed not later than February 2022.

Amundi, the leading European asset manager, ranking among the top 10 global players4, offers its 100 million clients – retail investors, institutional investors and companies – a complete range of savings and investment solutions in active and passive management, in traditional or real assets.

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth, aiming to be the trusted partner for its clients, committed to the positive transformations of society and the economy.

Vinge’s team consisted of responsible partner Fredrik Wilkens (Project Manager), Henrik Schön, Anton Sjökvist (Fund Issues), Åsa Gotthardson, Sara Strandberg and Ebba Svenburg (Employment Law), Maria Schultzberg, Henrik Wastenson and Karolin Ekström (Tax) as well as Ulf Nilsson (VAT).

The Clifford Chance team included Mathieu Remy (Picture), Alexandre Merle, Jehanne Talha, Katerina Drakoularakou, Alexis Mesnildrey, Karim Mernissi, Frédérick Lacroix, Pierre d’Ormesson, Marie Savatier, Véronique de Hemmer Gudme, Laura Daudin-Antoine, Pia Sabatier, David Tayar, Victoria Baltrusch, Salomé Haddou, Cécile Zoro, Jocelyn Hagneau, Alexandre Lagarrigue and Pierre Goyat.

The Fromont Briens team included Cyrille Franco, Sarah Sagar and Aurélien Condomines.

The Allen & Overy team included Jean-Claude Rivalland, Anne-Caroline Payelle, Thibault Debrai-Malot, Brice Henry, Pascal Molinelli, Pauline Robin, Mathieu Vignon, Ageu Pires, Florence Ninane, Clémence d’Almeida and Laurie-Anne Ancenys.

The Flichy Grangé & Associés team included Joël Grangé and Jeannie Crédoz-Rosier.

Involved fees earner: Laurie-Anne Ancenys – Allen & Overy; Clémence d’Almeida – Allen & Overy; Thibault Debrai-Malot – Allen & Overy; Brice Henry – Allen & Overy; Pascal Molinelli – Allen & Overy; Florence Ninane – Allen & Overy; Anne-Caroline Payelle – Allen & Overy; Ageu Pires – Allen & Overy; Jean-Claude Rivalland – Allen & Overy; Pauline Robin – Allen & Overy; Mathieu Vignon – Allen & Overy; Aurélien Condomines – Aramis Law; Pierre d’Ormesson – Clifford Chance; Laura Daudin-Antoine – Clifford Chance; Véronique de Hemmer Gudme – Clifford Chance; Katerina Drakoularakou – Clifford Chance; Pierre Goyat – Clifford Chance; Jocelyn Hagneau – Clifford Chance; Frédérick Lacroix – Clifford Chance; Alexandre Lagarrigue – Clifford Chance; Alexandre Merle – Clifford Chance; Karim Mernissi – Clifford Chance; Alexis Mesnildrey – Clifford Chance; Mathieu Rémy – Clifford Chance; Marie Savatier – Clifford Chance; Jehanne Talha – Clifford Chance; Cécile Zoro – Clifford Chance; Jeannie Credoz-Rosier – Flichy Grangé Avocats; Joël Grangé – Flichy Grangé Avocats; Cyrille Franco – Fromont Briens; Sarah Sagar – Fromont Briens; Karolin Ekström – Vinge; Åsa Gotthardsson – Vinge; Henrik Schön – Vinge; Maria Schultzberg – Vinge; Anton Sjökvist – Vinge; Sara Strandberg – Vinge; Ebba Svenburg – Vinge; Henrik Wastenson – Vinge; Fredrik Wilkens – Vinge;

Law Firms: Allen & Overy; Aramis Law; Clifford Chance; Flichy Grangé Avocats; Fromont Briens; Vinge;

Clients: Amundi; Société Générale;

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Naoual Sadouqi

Author: Naoual Sadouqi

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