Anne-Charlotte Rivière


Anne-Charlotte Rivière

Anne-Charlotte Rivière focuses her practice on private equity and M&A transactions for public and private companies, with experience in both French and international matters. She has extensive experience representing companies and managers on the one hand, and investment funds on the other hand, in private equity and venture capital transactions, including leveraged buyouts, growth capital, private placement, and assistance at all stages of a company’s investment life cycle.

Anne-Charlotte Rivière is ranked Up and Coming by Chambers Europe 2019 in Private Equity: Venture Capital and she is also recognized as a "key name" by Legal 500. 

Prior to joining Dechert, Anne-Charlotte Rivière worked with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, and Veil Jourde.

  • A French venture capital funds in connection with the financing round of a biotechnology company.
  • A French venture capital funds in connection with their investment in a French based biotechnology company.
  • A French limited company specialized in games editing and publishing for social networks, in connection with a €5.34 million preferred equity financing.
  • A French biotech on the acquisition of an IP portfolio and business and its €11 million series A issuance in favor of venture funds.
  • A French private equity fund on its financing and acquisitions of clinical laboratories.
  • A seed-stage venture capital fund on its investments, portfolio follow-up and divestitures.
  • A French security systems company on its €1.5 million “TEPA” law private placement. Several start-up companies on their fund rising at seed and risk stages.
  • A secondary Fund on the acquisition of several interest’s portfolio.
  • An agricultural commodities producer on its €19.7 million pre-IPO private placement, its IPO on Alternext NYSE Paris, and subsequent post-IPO private placement and acquisitions.
  • A major French wine retailer company listed on Alternext NYSE Euronext on its private placements amounting globally to approximately €15 million, the restructuring of its group and on several acquisitions of a French wine company.
  • A French software company and its managers on an OBO to enable the liquidity of their investment by the initial venture capital investors.
  • A leading European telecommunication company on its potential acquisition of a mobile telecommunication company in an African country.
  • A leading European online photo processing service on its acquisition of the market leader online personalized greeting cards.
  • A French CRO, portfolio company of a French private equity fund, in connection with the acquisition of a U.S. CRO company.
  • A worldwide leading French company on the €65 million share buyback for reorganizing its share capital, and its €160 million high yield bond offering.

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

  • Université Paris-Dauphine (Paris 9), Master’s Degree, Management, 2001
  • Université Paris-Dauphine (Paris 9), DESS, Business law, 2002
  • University of Exeter, LL.M., International Business Law
  • Paris
  • French
  • English
Speaking Engagements
  • French Private Equity Conference — The Westin Paris – Vendôme (January 18, 2018)
  • Réforme du droit des obligations : quel impact sur les opérations de private equity? — (October 25, 2016)
  • Comment préparer et réussir son investissement dans une PME innovante? —Les journées de l'investissement dans la santé, Paris (November 26, 2012)