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Allen & Overy advises Société Générale on the sale of Lyxor to Amundi

Allen & Overy has advised Société Générale on the sale to Amundi of its asset management activities operated by Lyxor, for a total cash consideration of EUR825 million, two months ahead of schedule.

All the necessary regulatory and competition authorisations have been obtained.

Founded in 1998, Lyxor is one of the key players in the ETF market in Europe and has developed a recognized expertise in active management in particular through its leading liquid alternative platform.

The Allen & Overy Paris team was led by Jean-Claude Rivalland (Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions) and Anne-Caroline Payelle (Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions), with Thibault Debrai-Malot (Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions) and Antoine Messent (Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions).

The team was supported by Brice Henry (Partner), Pascal Molinelli (Senior Associate) and Pauline Robin (Associate) on regulatory aspects, Mathieu Vignon (Partner) and Ageu Pires (Associate) on tax aspects, Florence Ninane (Partner) and Clémence d'Almeida (Associate) on antitrust aspects, and Laurie-Anne Ancenys (Counsel) and Juliette Olliveaud (Associate) on IT aspects.