Mathieu Taupin advises on all aspects of corporate/M&A matters. He specializes in mergers & acquisitions, general corporate law, restructuring matters and private equity, having previously worked on domestic and cross-border transactions for clients in various industrial and financial sectors, in the context of both distressed economic situations and industrial expansion.

With more than 10 years of experience, he is particularly skilled at handling  complex carve-out issues and processes, frequently in the context of divestment or distressed transactions for or from industrial players and within various markets, such as automotive, packaging, metal industry, food and agribusinesses.

Mathieu speaks fluent French and English and is admitted to practice law in France, Paris Bar.

Representative Experience

  • Advised Quantum Capital Partners, a German investor on several acquisition, turnaround and carve-out projects in France from major French and foreign industrial players.
  • Advised a major UK insurer on the sale of its French life and non-life insurance operations.
  • Advised the Sartorius Intec Group in the context of several acquisitions in France.
  • Advised a Japanese corporation on a French investment in the wine distribution sector.
  • Advised a large Chinese group in the context of an acquisition project in France in the automotive retail sector.
  • Advised 3M in relation to the acquisition from GPI of its consumer, retail and do it yourself business as well as on several other acquisition projects in France.
  • Advised Bavaria IndustrieKapital on a large number of industrial acquisitions and divestments in France.
  • Advised WestRock (previously MeadWestVaco) in relation to several acquisition and divestiture projects in France.
  • Advised Dairy Crest in relation to the sale of its French subsidiary St Hubert to a UK investment fund.
  • Advised a major French bank in the context of the acquisition of a majority shareholding in another French bank through a joint-venture with a French third party entity.
  • Advised BPI, the French State Investment Bank, on several transactions in France.
  • Advised French small and mid-cap private equity funds in the context of LBO transactions.