Thomas Maitrejean

Thomas Maitrejean

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Thomas Maitrejean
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Thomas Maitrejean is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group.

Thomas focuses his practice on M&A with a particular focus on mid-market / upper mid-market private equity transactions, cross-border M&A, and growth equity investments.

Thomas regularly advises on a series of high-profile domestic and cross-border corporate/M&A transactions across a variety of industries, including software, healthcare, food, technology, financial services and consumer products.

He also undertakes corporate and commercial advisory work for a broad range of corporate clients and private equity portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2016, Thomas was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin) in Paris. Previously, he practiced at Clifford Chance.


Thomas’s recent experience include advising:

  • Azulis Capital and the partners-managers of CEME in the sale of their share capital of the CEME Group, a proven leader in electrical and HVAC engineering and maintenance, to Apax Partners
  • Azulis Capital in the sale of Novepan, a French manufacturer of premium frozen partly-baked specialty breads, savory snacks and pizza dough with a leading position on high quality and organic products
  • Cerea Partners in the acquisition of AB Process group, a French company that designs and integrates custom robotic and automated solutions
  • Equistone:
    • in the sale of Dugas group, an importer and distributor of fine liquor and alcoholic beverages (rhum, bitters, whiskies, cognac, etc.), to Stock Spirits
    • in its majority investment in Sicame, a global supplier of electrical connectors and accessories to electricity distributors
    • in the sale of the Bruneau Group, one of France’s leading online distributors of office furniture and supplies, to TowerBrook Capital Partners
    • in the acquisition of a majority stake in Vertbaudet, Europe’s leading e-commerce platform dedicated to childhood
    • in the acquisition of Gardengate, a leading European manufacturer of aluminum gates and doors
  • Parquest:
    • in the acquisition of a stake in Imacam, CRP and I.Series, three groups specialized in radiology and medical imaging in the area of Montpellier (France)
    • in the OBO of Xelya, a French cloud solutions provider specializing in information telecommunications systems for small to medium-sized businesses, such as personal care service providers and law firms, alongside its founders
  • Sagard in the acquisition of Synov, a leading European player in the design and manufacturing of tailor-made electronic system, from Dentressangle
  • Tikehau Capital:
    • in the sale of the Verona group, one of the French reference in the world of city sports, to Keep cool
    • and Bpifrance, in the acquisition of a minority stake in Eki Metrics, a European leader in “data science for business”
    • in the acquisition of a minority stake in Valgo, a leader in removal and soil remediation
  • The management of Ipackchem, a global market leader in the production of high-performance plastic packaging:
    • as they entered into exclusive negotiations for the sale of the group to Greif
    • in the acquisition of Tournaire Plastic, an international group founded in 1833, as one of the first distillers of perfume plants established in Grasse
  • The sellers led by Cerea Partners in the sale of the GPS group, a worldwide specialist in providing returnable packaging solutions, to MML Capital Partners and Metric Capital Partners
  • The sellers and the management of Sevetys, one of the leading operators of veterinary clinics in France, in the sale of the group to Eurazeo
  • Three Hills Capital Partners in its investment in Castellet Hospitality, a resilient budget and midscale hotel group operating in the South-East of France
  • Vulcain, the engineering group which specializes in energy transition and life sciences, and its management in its LBO acquisition by a consortium of investors comprised of Ardian, Tikehau Capital and EMZ and the exit of its shareholders Equistone and Sagard




University of Jean Moulin Lyon III

(Tax and Business Law)


University of Jean Moulin Lyon III

(Tax and Business Law)


University of Jean Moulin Lyon III

(Tax and Business Law)



  • Paris, France

Recognition & Awards

Thomas is consistently recognized as a leader in his field by International and French preeminent, peer-reviewed publications.

  • Ranked in Band 1 in Private Equity: Mid-Market in the last edition of the Chambers Europe guide
  • Recommended in Private Equity Law and Corporate Law in the last edition of Best Lawyers France
  • Top ranked in M&A Legal Advisors in France (by deal count) by MergerMarket

Thomas is actively involved in France Invest, the French Investment Capital Association, and is a member of the LBO Commission.