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Pierre Karpik

EXPERTISE

Pierre Karpik is a partner within Gide’s Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate practice group. His practice covers corporate law, mergers, acquisitions, private equity and more specifically the support of growth companies, whether during financing rounds, external growth operations, exits and other similar operations.

EDUCATION

Pierre went to HEC business school in Paris (legal and tax strategy), he has a Master’s degree in law and international taxation (Paris II – Panthéon-Assas University) , and he is postgraduated in business law and taxation (Paris XI University).

RECENT OPERATIONS

Pierre regularly acts on venture and growth capital matters, particularly in the sector of new technologies, both as counsel to investors (Isai, 360, Ventech, Idinvest etc.) and companies (Legrand, CNP, CMA etc.), as well as to growth companies. He is currently advising BlaBlaCar, Drivy and Believe.

PUBLICATIONS

« Classements des cabinets d’avocats spécialisés en capital-innovation » Option Droit&Finance, January2016
« Les défis du corporate venture » Option Finance, January 2016

RANKINGS

Best Lawyers 2017

Pierre Karpik was ranked « Lawyer of the Year » in venture capital in 2017 by the American legal journal Best Lawyers.

Chambers Europe 2018 – Private Equity: Venture Capital (Band 1)

As “Ranked Lawyers”, Pierre is ranked Band 1  in Chambers Europe 2018 – Private Equity: Venture Capital.

« Pierre Karpik is a key player in the French venture capital market. One client highlights his « excellent knowledge of the mechanisms and practices, » adding that he is an « extremely good negotiator with a real ability to understand the business stakes of his clients. » He advises investors and issuers on their capital investment transactions. »

Legal 500 2018 – Private Equity: Venture and growth capital (Tier 1)

« Gide Loyrette Nouel  handles a high volume of transactions for investors and investees. Recent highlights include advising the investors on the €100m fundraising for high-tech electronics player Devialet and acting for the investors on the fundraising for Actility, which attracted investors including Bpifrance, KPN Ventures and Inmarsat. Other instructions came from ulule, dataiku and Qapa. Pierre Karpik is the key name in the practice. »

Pierre is ranked as “leading individuals” in the section “Private Equity: Venture and Growth Capital” in Legal 500 EMEA 2017.

Leitmotiv

Vis comme si tu devais mourir demain, apprends comme si tu devais vivre toujours