Jean-Baptiste Cornic

Partner Paris


Jean-Baptiste Cornic is a partner based in the Paris office. His practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, particularly mergers and acquisitions and private equity, with strong expertise in the Infrastructure and Growth Equity sectors.

He joined the Firm in 2012.

Jean-Baptiste graduated from ESCP Europe Business School in 2010 and received a Master’s degree in Financial Law from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University in 2011.

Jean-Baptiste is a member of the Paris Bar. His native language is French, and he is fluent in English.

His recent experience includes advising:

  • Idex, a portfolio company of Antin Infrastructure Partners, on its €1.7bn refinancing
  • CVC Capital Partners on its acquisition of Sogelink alongside Keensight Capital
  • GreenYellow on the acquisition of the stake held by Engie in their joint-venture Reservoir Sun
  • Cobham (a portfolio company of Advent International) on the sale of Cobham Aerospace Communications to Thales
  • Advent International on the acquisition of Leetchi and Mangopay
  • Planet (a portfolio company of Advent International) on the acquisition of Proximis
  • Ardian Infrastructure on the acquisition of stakes in Inwit as part of a consortium
  • Voodoo on the €266m investment of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert in Voodoo
  • Cobham (a portfolio company of Advent International) on the carve-out and sale of (i) its Slip Rings division to Naxicap and (ii) its Microwave division to FCDE
  • Advent International on its investment, through Advent Tech, in Shift Technology
  • InfraVia on its investment in Sandaya
  • Voodoo and its founders on the investment of Tencent in Voodoo
  • CVC Growth Partners on its investment in Ecovadis
  • Ardian Infrastructure on the disposal of its stake in Indigo
  • Transaction Services Global (a portfolio company of Advent International) on add-on acquisitions of Stadline and Lodecom
  • Oaktree on the disposal of Axilone to Citic
  • Montagu and Astorg on the acquisition of Sebia from Cinven and subsequent disposal to CDPQ, CVC and Téthys
  • Idemia (a portfolio company of Advent International) on the acquisition of Morpho from Safran
  • Ardian on the sale of Laboratoires Anios to Ecolab

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