Jérôme Jouhanneaud

Jérôme Jouhanneaud

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Jérôme Jouhanneaud
+33 1 85 65 72 02

Jérôme Jouhanneaud, a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group, focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, with a concentration on leveraged buyouts and private equity transactions.

His clients include French and international investments funds, corporate groups and their managers.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2016, Jérôme was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin) in Paris. Previously, he practiced at Clifford Chance and at Mignard, Teitgen, Grisoni & Associes.

Jérôme is fluent in French, English, and Spanish.


Jérôme's recent representative transactions include advising:

  • B&Capital:
    • in the sale of EVA Group, a French cybersecurity and IT performance firm, to Sopra Steria
    • in the acquisition of Eva group
    • in the acquisition of Miidex Lighting, a group specialized in the distribution of LED lighting solutions in France and abroad
    • in the acquisition of Nedap France, the major player in distribution and integration of hardware and software high-end solutions to monitor physical access in French market
  • CAPZA Transition in the acquisition of a minority stake in Tevah Systèmes, a major player in the distribution of electronic security systems to professional installers
  • The founders of Dubbing Brothers, a leading French dubbing company, in their OBO
  • Exclusive Networks, France-based services and technologies (VAST) group:
    • in its initial public offering (IPO), listed on Euronext Paris and trade under the ticker code EXN
    • in the sale, along with Cobepa and other financial investors, of the group to the private equity fund Permira
    • in the acquisition of leading Silicon Valley-headquartered cybersecurity VAD, Fine Tec
    • in the acquisition of a majority stake in Fine Tec Canada, a cybersecurity Value Added distributor
    • in the acquisition of JJNet, the Hong Kong-based Cybersecurity and Networking value-added distributor
    • in the acquisition of a majority stake in Securewave Limited, one of Israel’s leading independent cybersecurity VADs
    • in the acquisition of Techxs Value Added IT Distribution BV
  • Experienced Capital Partners:
    • in the minority investment in Dynamo, a French company specialized in indoor cycling and spinning
    • in the minority investment in Oh my cream !, the French high-quality cosmetics brand
    • in the minority investment in L:A Bruket, a Swedish retailer of natural and organic skincare products
    • in the minority investment in NV Gallery, a French online furniture and decoration retailer
    • in the minority investment in Sessùn, a French womenswear label
    • in the minority investment in Le Slip Français, a French underwear and swimwear retailer
  • Lemon Way, the pan-European payment institution:
    • in its €10 million Series A financing from Breega and Speedinvest
    • in its €25 million Series B financing from Toscafund Asset Management
  • Maisons du Monde, a French furniture and home decor company:
    • in the acquisition of a majority stake in Rhinov, a French-based company specialized in expert yet affordable tailormade interior decoration services
    • in the acquisition of the Modani group, a furniture chain present across the US through its stores and e-commerce business
  • The shareholders of Opusline, one of France’s largest independent health consulting companies, in the sale of the group to Accenture, a global leader in business and government services, with leading expertise in the digital, cloud and security domains
  • The founders and the management of Sandaya, one of the leading French operators of outdoor accommodation with campsites in France, Spain and Belgium, in the sale of a majority stake in the group from APAX to Infravia
  • The managers of Prenax, a specialist information vendor management company, in the sale of the group to LBO France
  • Vitruvian Partners:
    • in the $150 million growth financing of Dental Monitoring, the first company to offer an AI-based solution that empowers dentists and orthodontists to expand their practice into a virtual environment
    • in leading the €45 million funding of Dental Monitoring



Master's Degree1997

University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne

(Civil Law)

Master's Degree1996

University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne

(Business Law)



  • Avocat à la Cour, Paris

Recognition & Awards

Jérôme is regularly recognized as a top practitioner in his field by preeminent, peer-reviewed publications:

  • Recommended in Private Equity Law, Corporate Law et Mergers and Acquisitions Law by Best Lawyers - France 2023.


Speaking Engagements

  • Participant, “Opérations de M&A : L’art Délicat de Réussir”  NextStep Magazine, May 2019