Sullivan, Darrois take M&A lead

Harris, Joanne; Begum, Husnara
April 2005
Lawyer;4/4/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 13, p5
Trade Publication
The article informs that a quite first quarter in France has seen four French independent firms climb the M&A rankings amid continued Anglo-Saxon and U.S. dominance in Paris. Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier topped Merger-markets first-quarter league table for value of transactions. It acted on three deals worth a total of € 9.6bn, including the &euor;8.4bn acquisition of 30 per cent of property group Gecina by Metrovacesa, advising the sellers. Assurances Generales de France. Bredin Prat, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei and Rambaud Martel also featured in the top 20. De Pardieu and Rambaud both improved their 2004 placings, moving up by 21 and six places respectively.


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