02.11.22 M&A Transactions
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Leaf has successfully assisted Shanghai listed Sanyou Medical on its strategic partnership with Implanet, a French listed medical device manufacturer

Leaf advised Sanyou Medical (688085:SHH) in forming a strategic partnership with Implanet (ALIMP.PA) covering commercial, technological and financial aspects.

Sanyou has successfully acquired shares in Implanet by way of capital increase. It also encompasses the first distribution agreement in China for Implanet’s JAZZ® platform.

This transaction is the first Sanyou’s investment on the French market and will help Implanet to finalize the globalization of its product offering for spine surgery with the development of a European range of hybrid fixation systems, and to finance the acceleration of its direct sales in the main European markets, in the United States, and the roll-out of the JAZZ® platform in China

The Leaf team advising Sanyou was led by partner Charlotte Mantoux in Paris and partner Gregory Louvel in China. Partners Nicolas Cuntz and Quentin Laugier from boutique law firm Change Legal provided financial market advice. Guillaume De La Hosseraye led the Rochefort & Associés team acting as financial advisor and investment bank.

In reference to the transaction, Charlotte Mantoux comments: “We are delighted to have supported Sanyou on this highly strategic transaction. The transaction further illustrates Sanyou’s vision for creating a global medical device platform.Gregory Louvel adds: “Our work illustrates the need for bi-cultural teams of highly competent legal experts to make such transactions possible”.

The deal is subject to approvals and conditions customary in transactions on this kind.

About Leaf

Leaf is a multi-awarded corporate law firm specialized in operations in Asia.

Leaf is advising international corporations and mid-cap enterprises to safely complete their cross-border operations and their joint-ventures with state-owned and private partners. We also assist our clients in their strategic operations across Asia or to structure investments in Asian-based start-ups.

The team is composed of international corporate lawyers based in China and in France.

For further information:

Gregory Louvel: g.louvel@leaf-legal.com

Charlotte Mantoux: c.mantoux@leaf-legal.com

Website: www.leaf-legal.com