Acquisition of a French company operating in a strategic sector by a foreign investor
As part of the acquisition of a French (industrial) company by a top American investment fund, Relians supported the management of the investment authorisation, which the Ministry of the Economy (under article L. 151-3 of the French Monetary and Financial Code) granted in favour of the new owner. Aside from assessing strategic implications for national security, arising from the transaction (an axle manufacturer for military vehicles), the mission’s main objective was to reduce the initial investigation by at least two months.
This was to enable the seller finalise the transaction within the accounting year. The objectives of the contract were achieved, in spite of major calendar constraints within a highly sensitive sector.