Our corporate team supports leading Moroccan and international companies, emerging startups and financial services players in their development and investment activities.
From mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to private and public equity and debt offerings, we assist clients through all stages of their transactions to ensure successful deal outcomes, be they domestic or cross-border.
Our clients benefit from a combination of global insight and local knowledge of the Moroccan market that allows us to handle all aspects of complex corporate transactions. Our team is sector aligned and has know-how in the following industries: real estate, energy & natural resources, consumer goods & retail, life sciences as well as financial services.
We are members of Casablanca Finance City (CFC) and collaborate with the Casablanca Stock Exchange's ELITE program, geared towards assisting companies in their initial public offerings.
Our team's particular areas of focus are:
- external growth strategies and internal corporate restructuring
- joint ventures, foreign partnerships and investments in Africa
- M&A, both public and private
- private equity transactions, and the structuring of energy and real estate funds
- equity and debt capital markets operations
- public company and corporate governance
Experience has included advising:
- A Moroccan consortium in their partnership with Everpine, a Chinese private equity fund, to develop a tin metal box manufacturing plant for the Chinese market.
- Wilmar in its partnership with Cosumar (listed on the Casablanca Stock Exchange) to develop the first palm oil plant in Africa.
- Log's, a French logistics group, in its partnership with a company listed on the Casablanca Stock Exchange.
- Europac in the sale to International Paper of 100% of the share capital and voting rights of Med Packaging SARL, its indirect subsidiary based in Tangier.
- Carrefour in its two partnership projects with the Label Vie group.
- MJT Park Investor in the acquisition by Brookstone Partners, a US private equity fund, of 100% of a wind farm held by Altus and All'in Consulting in the south of Morocco.
- Aradei Capital on the issuance of a secured bond in a public offering of MAD600 million in five tranches.
- FMO in the acquisition of a stake in a Moroccan bank and transfer of stakes owned by FMO in a foreign bank.
- A worldwide leader in the food industry on a strategic acquisition and restructuring of its activities in Morocco and France.
- Sanofi on the sale of 51% of its share capital and voting rights in Maphar, a leading Moroccan pharmaceutical company.
- Tier 1 in Commercial, Corporate and M&A (The Legal 500 2020)
- Band 4 in Corporate / Commercial (Chambers & Partners 2019)
- Clients praise the team for delivering "an excellent quality of service" and highlight "the personal engagement of the partners" as a major area of strength for the firm (Chambers & Partners 2019)
- Christophe Bachelet recognized as a "leading individual" in Commercial, Corporate and M&A (The Legal 500 2020)
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