Jeantet advises Mutares on the acquisition of a majority stake in Carglass® Maison from Belron

 

Paris, 29 January 2021 – Jeantet advised the German holding company Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, on its submission of a binding offer for the acquisition of the majority stake in Carglass® Maison from Belron Extension SAS.

The transaction would be structured as a co-investment-transaction between Mutares and HomeServe France. Mutares will own 80% of the shareholding rights of Carglass® Maison and HomeServe France the remaining 20%.

The employee representative bodies of Carglass® Maison are currently consulted on the contemplated transaction. The transaction is also subject to certain conditions and notably the approval by the relevant regulatory authorities. The parties expect to finalize the transaction in the first quarter of 2021.

Carglass® Maison, is a renowned French home repair and emergency specialist with around 500 employees and more than 1.200 subcontractors. As of 2019 Carglass® Maison completed more than 88,000 jobs and achieved revenues close to EUR 50 million.

HomeServe France is a subsidiary of the British company of the same name, which is a world leader in home services, present in six countries and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The transaction would enable Mutares to strengthen its presence in the Goods & Services segment.

Jeantet’s team was led by Michael Samol (Counsel, Corporate/M&A) and notably included Nicolas Martin (Associate, Corporate/M&A). Both are part of Jeantet’s German speaking International Transaction Team headed by Karl Hepp de Sevelinges.

Mutares’ in-house team in charge of the transaction included Angelique Schraud (legal) and Denis Ahluwalia (tax).

The Belron Group has been advised by Osborne Clarke Paris with respect to the M&A and employment aspects with David Haccoun (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Anne-Laure Laroussinie (Counsel, Corporate/M&A), Cyrille d’Amécourt (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Jérôme Scapoli, (Partner, Employment), Valoren with respect to the Restructuring aspects with Virginie Verfaillie Tanguy (Partner) and Morgane Valla (Associate), Bird & Bird with respect to the Antitrust aspects with Thomas Oster (Partner) and Arsène Taxand with respect to the tax aspects with Brice Picard (Partner) and Camille Cherruault (Associate)

Squire Patton Boggs Paris advised HomeServe France with Christopher Wilde (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and Erling Estellon (Senior Associate, Competition).

 

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