Pierre Karpik is a partner in Gide’s Mergers-Acquisitions/Corporate practice group. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate law.
Pierre is more particularly involved in venture capital and capital investment transactions notably in the high-tech sector as well as counsel to the investors (OTC Asset Management, A Plus Finance, 360 Capital Partners, Idinvest, Ventech, R Capital Management…) and as counsel to issuing companies (PriceMinister, Fortunéo, MeilleursAgents, BlaBla Car, Drivy…). He advises the investments funds and the growth companies on their fund-raisings, their restructurings, their external growth transactions and on their exit.
Pierre has maintained close ties with the Hautes Etudes Commerciales school (HEC), and as such he provides there a training on the venture capital.
He is listed as leading individual in the Private Equity section of Chambers and Legal 500 guides, and ranked as “incontournable” in the Capital Investment rankings of the French review Décideurs.
Pierre was named « Lawyer of the Year » in venture capital in 2017 by American review Best Lawyers in France.
Chambers Europe 2017 & 2018 – Private Equity: Venture Capital (Band 1)
Pierre est classé Band 2 parmi les “Ranked Lawyers” de Chambers Europe 2017 dans la rubrique “Private Equity: Venture Capital”.
“Pierre Karpik focuses on venture capital matters with notable knowledge in the technology industry. He handles mergers and acquisitions, advising investors as well as growth companies. Clients say: He is very smart, pragmatic, business-oriented, efficient and knowledgeable.”
Legal 500 2017 & 2018 – Private Equity: Venture and growth capital (Tier 1)
“Gide Loyrette Nouel handles a high volume of transactions for investors and investees. Recent work includes acting for Legrand, Iris Capital and Fonds Ambition Numérique regarding their €30m investment in Netatmo, as well as advising Comuto (BlaBlaCar) on receiving a $200m investment by Insight Venture, Lead Hedge and Vostok New Ventures. Pierre Karpik is the key name in the practice.”
Pierre fait partie des avocats classés parmi les “leading individuals” de ce classement.