Xavier Leroux

Xavier Leroux

Xavier Leroux
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Xavier Leroux is a partner in Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences groups.

He focuses on venture capital and growth equity transactions in particular in the technology industry.

He assists the start-ups and scale-ups in the long-term throughout the corporate life cycle, from incorporation to exit, in their day-to-day structuring as well as in their capital financing and external growth operations.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2023, Xavier was a partner at Bird & Bird and previously worked at Dechert.


Xavier’s recent transactions include advising:
  • Alma, the French fintech offering installment and deferred payment solutions for merchants and consumers, in its €115 million Series C financing round backed by Tencent, GR Capital and Roosh Ventures*
  • Aqemia, a next-generation pharmatech company generating one of the world's fastest-growing drug discovery pipeline, in its €30 million Series A financing round*
  • Cardiologs, a French company offering a screening solution for cardiac disorders based on machine learning algorithms, in the context of its acquisition by Philips Healthcare*
  • Exotrail, an end-to-end space mobility operator, in its €54 million Series B financing round*
  • Moon Surgical, a French-American pioneer in collaborative robotics, in its $31.3 million Series A financing as well as in its additional $55.4 million funding to support the continued development and planned commercialization of its Maestro System*
  • CosmiCapital, Karista NewSpace fund, in its participation in the €4 million Seed financing of Bfore.AI, the world’s first predictive cybersecurity solution provider*
  • 900.care, a designer of sustainable products for the care industry, in its €6 million Series A financing round*
  • Sofinnova Partners and its e-health fund, Sofinnova Digital Medecine, in its participation in the €13,8 million Series A financing round of Kiro, the first AI-powered digital health platform for clinical biology in Europe*
  • Underdog, a French startup specialized in reconditioned household appliances, in its €3,8 million Seed financing*
  • Shift Technology, a provider of artificial intelligence solution analyzing insurance claims and aiming at combating insurance fraud, in its $220 million Series D financing round led by Advent*
  • The shareholders of Invoke, a developer of specialized software for managing financial, tax and regulatory information, in connection with Invoke acquisition by Sagard NewGen and Isai Expansion*
  • Vestiaire Collective, the leading global platform for desirable pre-loved fashion, in its new €178 million (US$210 million) financing round backed by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Generation Investment Management*
  • Preligens, a Security & Defense AI software company, in its €20 million Series A financing round*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.




Vermont Law and Graduate School

Master’s Degree, DJCE2008

University of Cergy Paris



  • New York
  • Paris

Recognition & Awards

Xavier is ranked Next Generation Partner in Private Equity: Venture/Growth Capital in the last edition of the Legal 500 EMEA guide. He was also listed as ”Ones to watch” in Venture Capital in the latest edition of Best Lawyers France.