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Reinforcing our presence in Europe with the addition of a new member firm in France, Aurignac Finance from Paris

28th May 2018

Continuing its expansion in key markets, Mergers Alliance, is very proud to introduce Paris based Aurignac Finance (www.aurfi.com) into our partnership of class leading mid-market corporate finance companies

Since its foundation in 2004, Aurignac Finance offers investment banking services to French and European companies in the mid-market helping them solving strategic issues. Based on the highest ethical standards, its advisory services include customized deals relative to equity, structured financing and complex situations such as carve-out and companies under administration. Aurignac’s clients include SMEs and mid-tier firms but also major international groups serving their interests with the same level of rigor and creativity.

Since 2014, its seven professionals have advised more than 20 deals in France and Europe helping its clients to achieve the best full value of their businesses, grow and diversify, sell strategic assets, operate in foreign markets and gain sector leadership. Over the last twelve months, 50% of Aurignac’s completed deals were cross-border, including an investment in France by the Spanish group Planeta, the sale of a subsidiary of Zodiac Aerospace to an Asian group present in Europe, or the sale by an American group of ATI Interco to the French SME group ESARIS.

With this new partnership, Mergers Alliance enhances its sector coverage and diverse transaction pipeline in several industries including: Luxury, beauty and cosmetics products, Food, Marketing and digital transformation, Aerospace & Defense and Engineering.

Commenting on Aurignac’s entrance into the Mergers Alliance network Jean René Griton, Managing Partner, said “Joining Mergers Alliance, immediately appeared to us as a major opportunity we needed to seize in order to accelerate the current development of Aurignac Finance. With  our MA partners firms, we share the wish of putting the clients' interests first and reinforcing the quality of our practice on a day to day bases.”

Stas Michael, Mergers Alliance Managing Director, said: “France was a major issue of our new strategic plan. We wanted to identify and select an organization which brings to our network a strength at least proportional to the weight of French economy. AURIGNAC FINANCE provides to the network practices recognized in France by numerous multinational companies and an ability to boost deals with French PE funds and their portfolio. We are very pleased to be welcoming AURIGNAC FINANCE into our partnership, whose addition will strengthen our powerful organization serving our international clients.”


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