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About Gaïa Pattyn

Gaia’s practice focuses on cross-border private M&A transactions for corporate and private equity clients.

Gaia is a senior associate in our global transactions team with a strong focus on private M&A and venture capital. She regularly advises on complex transactions with intersections across numerous jurisdictions, and has extensive experience advising on transaction-specific insurance solutions. She also has experience in post-M&A litigation. Prior to being based in London, she has practiced in Germany and Belgium.

Gaia speaks English, Dutch, French and German.

Recent work

  • Xior Student Housing on the acquisition of a student home portfolio with 5,341 residential units from BaseCamp for EUR 939 million in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Poland.
  • Leggett & Platt on the acquisition of the Pacoma group, one of the world's leading suppliers of hydraulic cylinders.
  • Etex on the consolidation of its portfolio of sustainable business activities through the acquisition of URSA, a European leader in insulation solutions.
  • Flint Group on the carve out and sale of its XSYS Division, which specializes in the development and supply of printing plates, sleeves and adapters, and pre-press equipment for the packaging industry, to an affiliate of Lone Star Funds.
  • PepsiCo, Inc. on the Series A and B investment rounds in air up, a Germany-based startup developing water bottles with scent pods.
  • LANXESS on the acquisition of Theseo, a France-based disinfection and hygiene solutions provider with further sites in Germany, the UK and Brazil, from the Avril group.
  • RWE AG on the acquisition of Nordex SE’s European onshore wind and solar development business, including a 2.7 GW project pipeline.
  • STMicroelectronics NV on the acquisition of BeSpoon SAS, a France-based semiconductor company, and the related strategic partnership for UWB positioning technology with TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG.
  • PepsiCo, Inc. on the acquisition of a Germany-based startup in the food and beverage industry.
  • Norges Bank Investment Management on the sale of office properties in Munich, Germany.
  • Mars, Inc. on its acquisition of a majority stake in Foodspring GmbH, a Germany-based provider of nutritional supplements, vitamins, snacks and drinks.
  • Verlinvest and Palmyra Brands on the sale of Armonea Group NV, a Belgium-based operator of senior care residences and facilities, to Groupe Colisée.
  • KAR Auction Services, Inc. on the acquisition of Ecadis NV, a Belgium-based online car auction platform for car traders.
  • Eastman Kodak Company on the sale of Miraclon Corporation, a US-based manufacturer and seller of flexographic products, to Montagu Private Equity.
  • Paine Schwartz Partners and FoodChain ID Group, Inc. on the acquisition of Quality Partner SA and affiliates, a Belgian agri-food certification and quality control group.
  • IK Investment Partners on numerous matters, including the acquisitions of CID Lines NV, a Belgium-based manufacturer of hygiene solutions for the agriculture, food processing and the automotive sectors, and Meratech Rus Group LLC, a Russia-based developer of professional hygiene solutions for the agriculture and food industries.
  • CVC Capital Partners on the sale of Praesidiad NV, a Belgium-based manufacturer of fencing and perimeter protection, to The Carlyle Group.

Qualifications

University education

  • Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (bachelor and master of laws)
  • University of Pennsylvania, USA (LL.M)
  • Wharton School of Business, USA (business and law certificate)

Professional qualifications

  • Advocaat/avocat, Brussels (Dutch language section) and Munich Bar Associations