Mergers and Acquisitions

Crédit Agricole CIB supports its clients in their capital transactions, disposals, acquisitions and strategic partnerships, in France and internationally.Our Mergers & Acquisitions teams support all the clients of Crédit Agricole CIB and the Crédit Agricole Group – from major listed or private groups to financial investors and family-owned companies – on all transactions concerning changes in their shareholding structure, in their disposals and acquisitions, in France and internationally, as well as in their projects on joint ventures or strategic alliances. A dedicated team of highly experienced bankers is set up for each assignment to advise the client throughout the transaction, from initiation to completion. The team provides the client with specialised sector skills, strong M&A expertise in stock market transactions, and local presence in the relevant geographical areas.

Strategic and financial advice

Our M&A teams provide financial advice on various types of mandates:

  • shareholder restructuring, minority or majority, and with or without the strengthening of
  • acquisitions, disposals, mergers
  • LBO transactions
  • public-to-private transactions (buying listed companies with a view to delisting them)
  • public offerings: takeovers, public exchange offers, simplified tender offers, public
  • repurchase offers
  • joint ventures, strategic alliances
  • defence of publicly traded companies
  • fairness opinions and valuation reports

Our expertise in mergers and acquisitions

Crédit Agricole CIB’s expertise is based on an origination system firmly anchored in a number of key sectors (including the energy transition, infrastructure, transport and mobility, and agrifood) and M&A teams located in France and around the world. Crédit Agricole CIB harnesses these areas of expertise to feed regular top-quality dialogue with its clients to support them in their strategic movements and the evolution of the activities in their portfolio. 

On the strength of these skills, Crédit Agricole CIB ranks year after year as an M&A leader in France and public offerings.

  • 67 Transactions advised in 2022 (source: AGEFI 02/01/2023)

  • 27 Public offerings advised since 2015 (source: Mergermarket)

  • +100 Professionals worldwide

A dedicated offer for all Crédit Agricole Group clients

Crédit Agricole Midcap Advisors Will open in a new tab is the Crédit Agricole Group entity specialising in financial advice to managers and shareholders of SMEs and midcaps, supporting them in medium-sized transactions. Crédit Agricole Midcap Advisors is a leader in its fields. The subsidiary is staffed by 45 midcap M&A advisory experts located in Paris and regional clients. 

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