Delphin Boucher focuses his practice on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, sales and private equity. More broadly he provides corporate law advice to both French and foreign, listed and non-listed, companies as well as investment funds.

Delphin Boucher is mentioned as a key lawyer in The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 for his M&A expertise, in which clients report that he is “very reliable and diligent. Strong understanding of client needs.”

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Boucher was an associate and then counsel at another leading international law firm. Over the course of his career, he also completed two secondments as commercial in-house counsel at Arval (BNP Paribas) and at Arkema France.

    • Sofinnova Partners, a leading European life sciences venture capital firm, in connection with a long-term strategic and financial partnership in life sciences with Apollo, a global, high-growth alternative asset manager.
    • Vestiaire Collective, a leading global online marketplace for desirable pre-loved fashion, in its acquisition of Tradesy, Inc., a leading peer-to peer resale platform for luxury fashion in the United States.
    • Mayoly Spindler, a French family-owned and independent pharmaceutical group, in connection with its exclusive negotiations with Ipsen to acquire its consumer healthcare branch.
    • ArchiMed, a leading investment firm exclusively dedicated to the healthcare sector, in connection with the purchase of a majority stake in CARSO, a French leader in analytical services, through its €1 billion MED Platform I fund.
    • HRA Pharma, a leading global consumer self-care company, in connection with Perrigo Company plc’s offer to acquire HRA Pharma from funds affiliated with private equity firm Astorg and Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
    • Novasep on the proposed sale of its chromatography process equipment division to the Sartorius Group.
    • BPI France in connection with several matters including its partnership with the Kazakh sovereign fund Samruk-Kazyna to finance the growth and internationalisation of SMEs and SMIs; its partnership with Orpea to finance the development of follow-up care and rehabilitation centres in Russia.
    • Cobepa, a Belgian investment company, in the context of its acquisition from ICG of the Gerflor group, of which it becomes the majority shareholder.
    • Legris Industries, a diversified European Industrial group, in connection with several matters including: the acquisition of the Spanish company Laulagun Bearings from Portobello Capital; the acquisition of the Italian group MEP SpA, which has operations in Italy, Canada, the US, Brazil and China; with the €30 million investment in Legris Industrie by Arkea Capital Partenaire; the sale of Savoye Logistics to Noblelift Equipment Joint Stock Co, Ltd, a family-owned group listed in Shanghai.
    • Access Capital, a private equity fund, in connection with several matters including: their investment in Point Vision; its investment, alongside Latour Capital, Indio Capital and the management, in Atlas For Men; the subscription to a new fund managed by Naxicap.
    • The founders and majority shareholders of SAB, one of France’s leading core banking developers, in connection with the sale of the SAB Group to the European leader in digital transformation Sopra Steria, whose shares are listed on Euronext Paris, after an open-bid process.
    • Arts & Biens in connection with the sale of Early Birds, French start-up specialised in e-commerce, to Attraqt, UK listed company.
    • Ineo (Engie Group), Tempocap funds, Bpifrance and the managers in connection with the sale of Ercom group to Thales.
    • Colisée Group, a French elderly care service provider backed by private equity sponsor IK Investment Partners, in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Armonea Group, its Belgian competitor.
    • Cardif, Sogecap, Predica and CNP Assurances in connection with their acquisition of circa 41% of Icade Healthcare Europe, a fund dedicated to investments in real estate healthcare premises in Europe (especially, in Germany, Italy and Spain).
    • Huvepharma, a global pharmaceutical company, in connection with its acquisition of the Animal Health Division of Neovia (In Vivo Group) in France, Italy and Portugal.
    • Puma Energy, a multinational oil company, in connection with the acquisition of the gasoline station services network from Petroci, an Ivorian state-owned company active in the oil industry, and creation of two joint ventures between Petroci and Puma.
    • Oaktree Capital Management in connection with the sale of Zodiac Milpro to Argos.
    • Arts et Biens and the other sellers, in connection with the sale of subscription outsourcing service company Prenax, to its management (MBO).
    • Natixis in connection with the sale of its cash equity business and long-term partnership with ODDO BHF to create a major player on equity brokerage and equity capital markets (ECM) in Continental Europe.
    • STEAG GmbH in connection with the sale of 49% of shares held in a French portfolio of wind-energy park to Allianz Global Investors.
    • Store Electronic System in connection with several matters including the acquisition of Findbox in Germany; the acquisition of Pervasive Displays, an E-ink display provider, in Taiwan; the financial and strategic partnership with Austrian start-up imagotag.
    • Basalt Infrastructure Partners LP in connection with its acquisition of 100% of the ownership interest in COMAX France S.A.S from Maxim Power Corp.
    • Synthos S.A., one of the largest manufacturers of chemical raw materials in Poland and Europe's leading manufacturer of emulsion rubbers, in connection with the acquisition from INEOS Enterprises of the INEOS Styrenics business, a leading producer of high-quality expandable polystyrene for the building, construction and packaging industries.
    • Ocealliance-Mariteam, the European leader in the fish trade industry, in the context of its acquisition of Alliomer from Pomona.
    • Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and Société Générale, as banking syndicate, in connection with the initial public offering of Mediawan on the regulated market of Euronext Paris. This is the first listing in France of a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company).
    • Arval, a fully owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas specializing in full-service vehicle leasing, in connection with the acquisition of GE Capital's European fleet management activity.
    • Éxito in connection with the acquisition of a 50% stake in the French company Ségisor, which indirectly controls GPA (Casino Guichard Perrachon) for approximately US$1.4 billion.

    Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.