Elis Reaches Agreement to Acquire Berendsen

June 12, 2017

S&C client Elis S.A., a French listed company, announced that it has reached agreement on the terms of a recommended acquisition by Elis of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Berendsen plc, a United Kingdom listed company.
Elis is a multi-service leader in the rental, laundry and maintenance of flat linen, workwear and hygiene and well-being appliances in Europe and Latin America.
Berendsen is a European textile, hygiene and safety solutions business, which provides service solutions to design, source, lease, clean and maintain textiles, medical and well-being devices.
The S&C team advising Elis was led by Olivier de Vilmorin, Tim Emmerson, Ben Perry, Nikolaos Andronikos, David Rockwell and George Sampas, assisted by Karla Mullins, Victor Siek and Samantha Breedveld advising on U.K. corporate matters; Seela Apaya-Gadabaya, Arnaud Berdou and Marie Bombardieri advising on French corporate matters; and Alan Fishman, Sarah Kitai and Tyler Hill advising on U.S. law matters. Juan Rodriguez, Michael Engel and Frédéric Robles advised on antitrust matters; Nicolas de Boynes and Alexis Madec advised on French tax matters; Andrew Thomson advised on U.K. tax matters; and Eric Wang, Michelle Lu and David Simins advised on U.S. tax matters.