01.06.23 M&A Transactions
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Leaf assists B&A Investment Bankers in strategic acquisition by CFI Group

Leaf has assisted the strategic acquisition of B&A Investment Bankers China by CFI Group, a leading investment bank in the Mid Cap transaction market worldwide.

Under the leadership of Bruno Grangier and Charlotte Mantoux, Leaf worked closely with B&A to navigate the complexities of the acquisition process.

The acquisition of B&A Investment Bankers China by CFI Group cements CFI Group’s position as a key player in M&A operations between France and China. This collaboration bolsters CFI Group’s ability to provide comprehensive support to its international clients for cross-border transactions within and outside of China.

B&A Investment Bankers, co-founded by Cyril Benoit and Emmanuel Gros, has established a reputable presence in China since 2012. Led by Emmanuel Gros in Shanghai, the bank has earned recognition for its expertise and impressive track record in international transactions, particularly those related to China. B&A has successfully completed significant operations for renowned clients, including Groupe Bel, Mars, FDJ, Pierre et Vacances, and Engie.

Bruno Grangier, Founding Partner at Leaf, comments: “Our involvement in the strategic acquisition of B&A Investment Bankers China by CFI Group showcases Leaf’s deep understanding of navigating complex cross-border transactions. This partnership reinforces CFI Group’s position in China and enables them to provide unparalleled support to international clients. Leaf is proud to have assisted B&A Investment Bankers in this transformative deal.”

Leaf’s expertise in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border transactions proved instrumental in successfully facilitating the acquisition. The firm’s commitment to providing exceptional legal counsel and strategic guidance positions Leaf as a trusted advisor in the global investment banking landscape.

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

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

Bruno Grangier: b.grangier@leaf-legal.com

Website: www.leaf-legal.com

About B&A Investment Bankers

Benoit & Associés is an independent advisory bank specialized in cross-border mergers and acquisitions operations, founded in 2011 by Cyril Benoit. Operating transactions to the highest market standards, the teams at B&A support CAC 40 companies, high-performing SMEs, governments, investment funds, founders, and institutional and family shareholders in their mid and large-cap operations.

For more information: www.benoit-associes.com

About CFI Group

CFI France – Athema is an investment bank and a member of the CFI Group, present in 18 countries. It offers Corporate Finance services to SMEs and Private Equity funds, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, debt advisory, and corporate restructuring.

Its international presence allows it to provide clients with a local approach while having an integrated global perspective. With a multi-sector expertise, CFI France – Athema operates in the automotive, business services, consumer goods, energy transition, food & beverage, industry, real estate, IT services, as well as transportation and logistics sectors.

For more information: www.thecfigroup.com/fr/country/france-fr/