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Cyril Boussion

Cyril Boussion

Linklaters LLP

Cyril has an in-depth experience in domestic and cross-border transactional tax law notably on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, structured finance and fund structuring. Cyril also advises on the management and employee incentive packages relating to such transactions.

Recent experience has included advising Credit Suisse Securities Europe Ltd and JP Morgan Securities plc in connection with the offering by Picard Groupe SAS of €1.19 billion floating rate senior secured notes due 2023 and the offering by Picard Bondco SA of €310 million 5.5 per cent senior notes due 2024, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Natixis and Lloyds Bank plc on the €1.2 billion refinancing by Fraikin Assets of its existing whole business securitisation programme; the lenders on the KKR’s €640 facility to acquire Webhelp SAS; the underwriters in relation to the senior secured notes and super senior revolving credit facility made available to Histoire d’Or; Alliance Automotive Group on its refinancing via a private placement and super senior revolving facility; Médi-Partenaires on its high-yield bond offering; Merrill Lynch International on the US$3 billion rights offering in the US, Luxembourg, France, Spain and the Netherlands by ArcelorMittal.

He also advised Ardian France SA on the €1 billion sale of infrastructure and energy assets after a competitive auction, Blackstone, co-founders and top managers on the €1,680 billion sale of 100 per cent of the Alliance Automotive group, CGG in its debt restructuring involving a safeguard proceeding in France and Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 processes in the US, Babilou SAS on the investment of TA Associates in Babilou SAS alongside Cobepa, Raise Investissement, Société Générale Capital Partenaires and the management, the underwriters on the IPO of Sandro Maje Claudie Pierlot on Euronext Paris, BNP Paribas SA, Barclays Bank plc and Société Générale on their €3.3 billion rights offering by L’Air Liquide SA, which included a public offering in France and private placement in the US.

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