Goodwin Counsel Aurélien Diday, from Paris, practices in private equity and mergers and acquisitions among other areas.

Aurélien Diday

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Aurélien Diday
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Aurélien Diday is a counsel in Goodwin’s Private Equity group.

He advises French or international clients on a broad range of corporate law matters, including domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity deals and leveraged buyouts, restructuring and management incentive schemes.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2016, Aurélien worked as an associate in the Paris office of King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin). He was promoted counsel in January 2024.


Aurélien’s recent work includes advising:

  • Capza:
    • in the management buyout of Stanwell Consulting Group, a French leader in transformation and development strategy consulting, specialized in Banking, Finance & Insurance.
    • in the acquisition of a minority stake in Tevah Systèmes, a major player in the distribution of electronic security systems to professional installers.
  • Eurazeo:
    • in signing an agreement with TowerBrook Capital Partners to become a reference shareholder in EFESO Management Consultants, a leading international pure player consulting group in industrial operations strategy and performance improvement.
    • in the sale of Dessange International, a worldwide hair saloon franchisor and beauty products distributor, to ICG.
    • in the sale of a significant minority stake in IM Global Partner, a global network dedicated to asset management, to IK Investment Partners and Luxempart.
  • Groupe Gorgé, an industrial group specializing in high-technology, in the acquisition of iXblue, a leading global provider of innovative solutions for navigation, photonics, and maritime autonomy for both civil and defense applications.
  • Vivalto Partners in the acquisition of the Vivalto Santé group, the third leading group of private hospitals in France.
  • Vulcain Ingénierie, the engineering group which specializes in energy transition and life sciences, and its management, on the exit of its shareholders Equistone and Sagard with a new LBO with the support of a consortium of investors led by Ardian, in association with Tikehau Capital and EMZ and supported by Bpifrance, Amundi and the Fonds France Nucléaire, managed by Siparex.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2016, Mr. Diday worked as an associate in the Paris office of King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin).




University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne

(Financial Law)


University of Paris V – Descartes

(Business Law)



  • Paris