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Sarmad Haidar

Partner
About

Sarmad Haidar has an extensive experience in Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions transactions.

He also has a deep knowledge in the areas of restructurings, external growth transactions and setting up of investment agreements for management.

Sarmad mostly advises investment funds, industrial groups, listed and non-listed, and management teams.

He has expertise across a broad spectrum of industry sectors (Consumer Goods, IT, Renewable Energy and Infrastructure, Healthcare, Hotels & Leisure).

Professional QualificationsAvocat admitted to the Paris Bar

EXPERIENCE

  • Advised Vauban Infrastructure Partners in connection with the takeover of the Proxiserve Group.
  • Advised Trace One (a portfolio company of funds managed by Symphony Technology Group) in connection with the acquisition of Selerant.
  • Advised BrightEdge Technologies Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Cogniteev (Oncrawl software)
  • Advised Hyundai Capital Services in connection with the launch of a joint venture (Hyundai Capital France) with CGI Finance (subsidiary of Société Générale).
  • Advised Summa Private Equity and G-Con in connection with the acquisition of Plasteurop, a cleanroom manufacturer and installer.
  • Advised the funds managed by Baillie Gifford and T.Rowe in connection with their investment in DNA Script.
  • Advised the Oil & Gas Climate Change Initiative (OGCI) funds in connection with their investment in Metron.
  • Advised the funds managed by Mérieux Equity Partner in connection with the creation of Theravia Pharma, the holding company of Addmedica and CTRS.
  • Advised the funds managed by Mérieux Equity Partners in connection with their acquisition of a stake in the Janvier Labs group from the Janvier family.
  • Advised Netwrix in connection with the acquisition of Usercube.
  • Advised Green Spring Challenge in connection with the sale of the Mariott Arcueil hotel.
  • Advised the funds managed by Symphony Technology Group in connection with the acquisition of Reputational Intelligence from Kantar.
  • Advised Lactalis in connection with the acquisition of Jalna Group in Australia.
  • Advised Mérieux Equity Partners in connection with its investment in the Serb group.
  • Advised Lion Capital in connection with the refinancing of the DMC group.
  • Advised Symphony Technology Group in connection with the acquisition of Sciforma, followed by the acquisition of One2Team.
Languages
  • French
  • English
  • Arabic
Education
  • Graduate of ESCP-EAP school of management
  • University of Paris XI –Jean Monnet, Master’s degree in Business Law

Awards

  • Leaders League© – “Leading”, PE Midcap - 2022
  • Legal 500© – Private M&A – Tier 2 – 2022

Publications

  • Article “Trends & Developments of the Private Equity market in France" – Private Equity 2022” (Chambers & Partners) (September 2022)
  • Article: “Doing business in France” Thomson Reuters - Practical Law (2019-2022)

Seminars

  • IPEM 2022 (20, 21, 22 September 2022), 20 September 2022
  • IPEM 2023 (23, 24, 25 January 2023), 23 January 2023
  • Fair: International Private Equity (IPEM), Cannes, France, September 2022
  • Conference : LBO Conference, Les Echos Capital Finance, October 2021
  • Fair: International Private Equity (IPEM), Cannes, France, January 2019, 2020
  • Conference: M&A Conference DLA Piper: October 2019

Prior Experience

Before joining DLA Piper, in 2012, Sarmad worked as an associate in an London based international law firm in Paris and in a French boutique M&A firm.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Beirut Bar Association

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