20 july 2022

LPA-CGR avocats advised Tikehau Ace Capital in the acquisition of Visco

LPA-CGR avocats advised Tikehau Ace Capital, a private equity firm specialised in industry and innovation, in the acquisition of VISCO, a recognized player in high-precision mechanical machining for leading-edge industries, including defense, aerospace, armaments and energy in France.

Founded in 1908, the company is located near Montargis. It is specialized in the design, development and manufacture of complex, high value-added parts and sub-assemblies. It is referenced by the biggest players in these advanced industries, including Thales, Dassault, Nexter and Safran, in addition to a dozen other manufacturers.

The company is recognized for the quality of its industrial tooling: with a pool of more than 100 machines, the company has integrated expertise in both high-precision machining of hard or exotic metals and the assembly of complex sub-assemblies. Customer satisfaction, respect of deadlines, reactivity and quality are part of the company’s DNA.

The company is managed since the beginning of 2000 by Fabrice Doizon, who has promoted over the years an industrial excellence culture allowing the company to go through the recent crises with the unfailing support of its customers. Fabrice Doizon will remain at the head of the company with the strong support of Tikehau Ace Capital.

The team of LPA-CGR avocats that advised Tikehau Ace Capital in this transaction on M&A matters was composed of Philippe Raybaud, partner, Wyssam Mansour, counsel, and Aude Cassaigne. Bertrand Galvez, partner, and Lauréna Bermudez, advised on tax matters. François-Régis Fabre-Falret, partner, Patricia Haas and Xavier Salvador assisted on real estate law matters and Alexandre Bensoussan, partner, and Guillaume Coeurdevey, advised on labour law aspects.

Tikehau Ace Capital was also assisted by Vulcain, financial advisor in this transaction, with Chris Kodeck and Quentin Passel.

The sellers were assisted by Mermoz, as legal advisor, and by UBS, as financial advisor.