Charles Gavoty

Charles Gavoty practices in the areas of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and private equity, with a particular focus on the hi-tech, biotech, medtech, and cleantech industries. He represents a large number of emerging companies and their managers or investors, in transactions ranging from seed to late stage financing, private and public M&A deals, IPOs, private placements, and rights issues, to corporate structuring and management compensation packages.

Charles has advised on a number of recent high-profile strategic transactions, including the acquisition by Verbund (the largest Austrian company) of a controlling stake in Poweo, Completel's friendly takeover by Altice for $1 billion, the successful defense of Wavecom against Gemalto's hostile bid and the subsequent friendly takeover of Wavecom by Sierra Wireless, the sale of Novexel to AstraZeneca for US$505 million, the IPO of Stentys on Euronext Paris, the representation of Emailvision in connection with the €83 million tender offer launched by Francisco Partners to take the company private with its management, and the €50 million financing of Inside Secure. [1]