Natixis is a French multinational financial services firm specialized in asset & wealth management, corporate & investment banking, insurance and payments. A subsidiary of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France through its two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne, Natixis counts over 16,000 employees across 36 countries. Its clients include corporations, financial institutions, sovereign and supranational organizations, as well as the customers of Groupe BPCE’s networks. Natixis has a solid financial base with a CET1 capital under Basel 3(1) of €12.4 billion, a Basel 3 CET1 Ratio(1) of 11.5% and quality long-term ratings (Standard & Poor’s: A / Moody’s: A1 / Fitch Ratings: A+).
(1) Based on CRR-CRD4 rules as reported on June 26, 2013, including the Danish compromise - without phase-in.
Vermilion Partners is an investment banking advisory business focused on China. Founded in 2004, it offers cross-border and domestic transaction advice to leading multinational and Chinese companies. Vermilion operates from offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, London and Munich. It became an affiliate of Natixis in 2018 and forms part of a global M&A team of over 250 professionals.
Winston & Strawn (Winston) is an international law firm with 900 attorneys in 15 offices in Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC. Throughout its more than 160 years of history, Winston has served as a trusted adviser and advocate to companies around the world and built a law practice with tremendous breadth.
With lawyers who “offer great insight, strategy and industry awareness, along with a pragmatic perspective,” the firm’s global M&A practice has handled transactions of all sizes and degrees of complexity for public and private companies, representing an exceptionally diverse base of clients, including buyers, sellers, and funding sources. Our experience includes significant and high-profile transactions in a broad range of industries including automotive, consumer products, energy & infrastructure, financial services & banking, health care & life sciences, media & entertainment, pharmaceuticals & medical devices, and technology, new media & telecommunications (TNT).