Thomas Maitrejean, a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity Group, focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, with a concentration on leveraged buyouts and transactions for French and foreign private equity funds.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2016, Mr. Maitrejean was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin) in Paris. Previously, he practiced at Clifford Chance, where he was seconded for service as in-house counsel to Electricité de France.

Mr. Maitrejean is consistently recognized as a leader in his field by preeminent, peer-reviewed publications, including Chambers Europe, which notes that Mr. Maitrejean “is efficient, pragmatic and appreciated by all parties around the table. He is an asset in the deal and a real facilitator.” Legal 500 recognizes Mr. Maitrejean as a “real deal-maker” who “pays great attention to protecting clients’ interests.

He is actively involved in the AFIC, the French Investment Capital Association, and is a member of the LBO Commission.

He is fluent in French and English.

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Mr. Maitrejean’s recent transactions include advising:

  • Equistone Partners Europe in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 on the acquisitions of Sicame, Averys, Meilleurtaux, Charles & Alice, Européenne des desserts, Finaxy, Appart‘City and Averys and the sale of Spie Batignolles*
  • Lion Capital in relation to the partial exit of Picard to Arysta (EV €2.2bn) and the acquisition of group Alain Afflelou (and then its refinancing)*
  • Altor Equity Partners on the acquisition of Rossignol and continuing corporate advice*
  • Parquest Capital on the acquisition of Homeperf and 5 Santé*
  • Céréa Partenaire on the acquisition of Speciality Chemicals Packaging Limited*
  • Nixen on the acquisition of Vulcain*
  • Azulis Capital on the acquisition of CEME and on the sale of Bretèche Industrie*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

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DESS (diplôme d'études superiéures spécialisées), Tax and Business Law
University of Jean Moulin Lyon III
DJCE (diplôme de juriste conseil d'entreprise), Tax and Business Law
University of Jean Moulin Lyon III
Magistère, Tax and Business Law
University of Jean Moulin Lyon III



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