Bryan, Garnier & Co awarded Gold Trophy " M&A advisory : high-tech, biotech and pharmacy" during the 1st edition of the Trophées Leaders de la Finance

News published on May Monday 30, 2011
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On Thursday 12th May 2011, the Trophées Leaders de la Finance were attended by more than 400 CFOs, CEOs, head of large international and French corporate investment banks, financial experts and specialized journalists.

Three categories of professionals were awarded, the best CFOs, the best corporate and investment banks, the best M&A advisors.

Thanks to the expertise of a jury composed mainly of CEOs and CFOs of large groups such as Nestlé, Altran, EDAS, PSA, Group Casino, Technicolor, PAI Partners, the Trophées Leaders de la Finance recognize the best performers considering three criteria, long term excellence, past years operations, creativity and innovation.

These trophies honor and acknowledge the work of the best performers in corporate finance, who by their leadership and inspiration, embody a profession of excellence.

Bryan Garnier's team was called on stage to receive a Gold Trophy, recognizing its status of M&A advisory leader in tech, biotech and pharmacy.

And the same evening, Bryan, Garnier & Co was also granted the Silver Trophy "Investment bank: best growth strategy".

Virginie Lazès, Partner of Bryan, Garnier & Co, Head of Corporate Finance stated " This is a great honor to have been awarded by these Trophées Leaders de la Finance. Our constant search for efficiency and excellence have been recognized by the jury, and our development model as the paneuropean investment bank for growth companies if fully validated. I would like to thank all Bryan Garnier's corporate finance team members for their continued efforts and dedication".

"These trophies are a testimony of our capability to advise and support tech, biotech and more generally growth companies, on both private transactions (M&A and Private Placement) and public operations (IPOs, follow-ons, public takeovers, etc.)" added Thibaut de Smedt, Partner of Bryan, Garnier & Co.

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Bryan, Garnier & Co’s recent transactions:

  • May 2011: Disposal of Sword Fircosoft to R Capital Management
  • May 2011: Sale of Modelabs (MDL) to Bigben Interactive (BIG) (pending)
  • May 2011: Acquisition of AES Chemunex by BioMerieux (pending)
  • May 2011: IPO of Concoursmania (ALGCM)
  • April 2011: Public to Private of Metrologic (MGT) led by the Carlyle Group (62% controling block followed by tender offer)
  • April 2011: Buy out of DCI by its Management Team, LBO France & Capzanine

About the Trophées de la Finance

Last created among the Leaders League events, the Trophées de la Finance, the French Finance Awards aim to reward the best performers in each segment of the French Finance market.

Three segments among the Finance industry are rewarded:

  • Chief Finance officers
  • Investment banks
  • Specialized finance advisors

The competing firms, teams and personalities are first shortlisted based on research, analysis and rankings made by the Décideurs magazine team in collaboration with the advisory board especially gathered for the occasion.

The nominees support their application via the completion of an entry form and / or via an oral presentation to the jury panel, both duly prepared.

Finally, the jury panels made of high profile industry experts, selected for their expertise on the chosen competition categories meet together in order to determine the winners for each area of expertise.

The Awards ceremony is a unique occasion to meet and find out more about the teams and personalities selected as the best and having marked the Finance market with their past and current successful results.

About Bryan, Garnier & Co

Bryan, Garnier & Co is an independent investment bank specialising in European Healthcare, TMT and Renewable Energies growth companies. The firm is focused on three major activities: Equity Research & Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance. With more than 100 professionals, Bryan, Garnier & Co has for over ten years offered the range of services and expertise of top-tier investment banks, yet has the level of attention to clients of a boutique. Bryan, Garnier & Co is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the United Kingdom, and is member of London Stock Exchange and Euronext, Alternext Listing Sponsor, and is active on all European Capital Markets.

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