Altana advises Azulis Capital in the sale of Holweg Weber to Motion Equity Partners

01/06/2018 - Articles and publications

Paris, May 31, 2018

Six years after its spin-off from DCM Group and its acquisition by Azulis Capital and its co-investors BNP Paribas Développement and Unigrains, Holweg Weber, the global leader in the conception, development and assembly of paper packaging solutions, has been acquired by Motion Equity Partners.

Altana advised Azulis Capital and its co-investors in this Franco-American sale, accompanied by Morrison & Foerster LLP for the American aspects. Additionally, this transaction, financed by the debt fund LGT European Capital Limited, constitutes a new MBO for certain managers of the group.

Through this transaction, Altana once again demonstrates the firm’s expertise in the advanced industrial technology domain and in the structuring of cross-border transactions.


Advisors to Azulis Capital

On corporate aspects:

Altana with Gilles Gaillard (Partner) and Julie Rolet (Counsel) and Pierre Lubet (Partner) for employment law.

Morrison & Foerster (New York, NY) with Jonathan Melmed (Partner) and Fabien Pouchot (Counsel at Altana currently on a 15-month secondment to Morrison & Foerster LLP’s M&A department in New York.).

On tax aspects:

Aristide Law with Blaise-Philippe Chaumont (Partner)


Advisors to Motion Equity Partners

BGB & Associés with Alexandre Gaudin and Virginie Couvrat

Mayer Brown with Elodie Deschamps, Alexandre Chagneau and Pierre-Guillaume Sagnol

Gide with Thomas Binet and Anne Moriceau


Advisors to the Managers

Lamartine Conseil with Maxime Dequesne and Pierre Lagresle


Advisors to LGT European Capital Limited

Ashurst avec Pierre Roux, Anne Reffay and Emmanuelle Pontnau-Faure