30 MAY

Alerion advises Bigben Interactive on its takeover bid for ModeLabs Group

    Jérôme WERNER
    Pierre-Olivier BROUARD
    Catherine ROBIN
    Vincent POIRIER

  30 May 2011

Alerion assisted Bigben Interactive within its alternative takeover bid for 100% of the share capital of ModeLabs Group, currently awaiting the approval of the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF). Alérion advised the company on securities law, company law, competition law, financing and tax law issues. The financial figures of both entities combined over a 12-month period show revenues in excess of €320m and current operating income in excess of €29m. Bigben Interactive is the European leader in the manufacturing and distribution of peripherals for video game consoles. ModeLabs Group is the leading designer of mobile phone accessories and distributor of mobile phones. With this deal, Alérion has strengthened its expertise, both in the securities market (GoAdv, Novagali, etc.), as well as in the video game sector.

Deal participants :
- Pierre-Olivier Brouard, Vincent Poirier : capital markets, company law.
- Catherine Robin : competition law.
- Jérôme Werner : finance law.
- Jérémie Mancel-Cottrel : tax law.