Arnaud Fromion, a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity Group, focuses his practice on leveraged acquisition finance, corporate finance and telecom finance, and represents banks, debt funds, financial sponsors and corporate borrowers on different types of bank and bond financings.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2016, Mr. Fromion was a partner at Shearman & Sterling. Previously, he practiced at Linklaters and Ashurst.

Mr. Fromion is fluent in French and English.

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Mr. Fromion’s recent representations include:

Leveraged Finance

  • A bank pool led by Crédit Agricole-CIB, Société Générale and Banque Palatine o the EUR 80 million senior financing for the acquisition by Eurazéo of Groupe Françoise Saget Linvosges.

  • The Capzanine private debt funds on the subordinated PIK bonds financing for the takeover of Groupe Tessi.

  • The Crescent Capital private debt funds on the EUR 80 million second lien financing (English law notes) in connection with the acquisition by Charterhouse of Groupe Cooper.*

  • A bank pool led by Crédit Agricole-CIB, BNP Paribas, Société Générale, Natixis and Crédit Suisse on the EUR 450 million senior financing for the acquisition by PAI of Groupe B&B.*

  • The Alcentra private debt funds on the USD 45 million unitranche bond financing for the acquisition by Equistone of Groupe Camusat.*

  • The BlueBay private debt funds in connection with the EUR 120 million unitranche bond refinancing of Groupe Bertrand.*

  • The Capzanine funds on the EUR 147 unitranche (senior and PIK) bond financing for the acquisition by Carlyle of Groupe Marle International.*

  • A bank pool led by BNP Paribas on the EUR 135 million senior financing for the acquisition by Apax of Maltese telecom operator Melita.*

  • The Avenue and Permira private debt funds in connection with the EUR 100 million unitranche (English law notes) refinancing of Groupe Delsey.*

  • The Ares Capital and Avenue private debt funds in connection with the EUR 100 million unitranche (EUR, GBP and USD fungible bonds) financing for the acquisition by Greenbriar of Groupe WFCI.*

  • A bank pool led by Crédit Agricole-CIB, Banque Palatine, Société Générale and Crédit du Nord in connection with the €63 million senior debt financing for the acquisition of Vertbaudet and Cyrillus by Alpha Private Equity from Redcats (PPR Group).*

  • Private debt funds Ardian Private Debt, European Capital and Capzanine on the financing of the €450 million acquisition of The Flexitallic Group (formerly FDS Group) by Bridgepoint from Eurazeo through the issue of €275 million of unitranche bonds with attached warrants.*

  • NJJ Capital on the EUR 1,050 billion and CHF 570 million HY Bond and SSRCF financing to support its acquisition of Orange Suisse (now Salt).*

  • NJJ Capital on the EUR 150 million senior and EUR 180 margin loan financing to support its acquisition of Monaco Telecom.*

Corporate Finance (including acquisitions)

  • A bank pool led by Crédit Agricole  CIB on the EUR 130 million financing of the takeover by Axens SA of Heurtey Petrochem.
  • A bank pool led by BNP Paribas on the EUR 132 million financing of the takeover by ID Logistics of Logiters Logistica SA.*
  • A bank pool led by BNP Paribas, HSBC and JP Morgan on the USD 1.750 billion financing of the takeover by CMA-CGM of Neptune Orient Lines.*
  • A bank pool led by Crédit Agricole CIB and Crédit Agricole du Morbihan in connection with the €182 million refinancing of CECAB (Centrale Coopérative Agricole Bretonne)’s indebtedness.*
  • A bank pool led by Société Générale in connection with USD and EUR credits of a total value of €2.3 million in favour of the Schlumberger group.*
  • Groupe Bolloré on the €1 billion refinancing of its syndicated loan.*
  • Iliad SA in connection with several term loan and RCF financings / amend and extend and refinancings of its corporate indebtedness.*
  • Schneider Electric on the financing of its £3.4 billion takeover of British engineering company Invensys. The financing includes a one-year-renewable £2.56 billion bridge facility.

  • Schneider Electric in connection with several term loan and RCF financings / amend and extend and refinancings of its corporate indebtedness.*

Telecom Finance

  • Iliad SA on the E.I.B. financing of the Trés Haut Débit project developed by Free.
  • Iliad SA on the E.I.B. €200 million financing of the Broadband IV project developed by Free.*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.  

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Mr. Fromion has been highly ranked in Chambers GlobalLegal 500 and other professional directories.

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LL.M.
University of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Master (DEA) in Business Law
Faculté de droit d’Orléans
(study year abroad at University of New Orleans, in Louisiana, USA, as part of a two-way exchange programme)
Master in Corporate Law
Faculté de droit d’Orléans

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