O'Melveny Advises Coller Capital on Acquisition of Credit Agricole Private Equity

December 16, 2011



 Julie Fei
O’Melveny & Myers LLP                   
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Piper Hall
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
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LONDON ─ DECEMBER 16, 2011 ─ O'Melveny & Myers LLP is pleased to announce that it has advised client Coller Capital on its agreement with Crédit Agricole S.A. for Coller's acquisition of the bank's private equity manager, Crédit Agricole Private Equity (CAPE) together with substantially all of Crédit Agricole's investments in the funds managed by CAPE.  The London-based O'Melveny team was led by partner John Daghlian and counsel Jonathan Atha, with assistance from Tax partner Jan Birtwell, and Antitrust & Competition partner Christian Riis-Madsen in Brussels. Counsel Karen Ireland and trainee solicitor Edward Mason also assisted. Morgan Lewis & Bockius Paris-based partners Ann Baker and Anne Tolila also advised Coller Capital.


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About Coller Capital

Coller Capital is the leading global investor in private equity's secondary market - or 'secondaries' as it is usually known. Coller Capital provides liquidity to investors wishing to exit early from their private equity investments, which may be either Limited Partner positions in private equity funds or portfolios of direct investments in private companies. Coller's investments vary widely in size—from single LP positions in small private equity funds, to large portfolios of diverse assets—from as small as US$1 million, to US$1 billion or more.


Coller Capital has the world's largest investment team dedicated to private equity secondaries.


Headquartered in London, New York and Hong Kong, the firm's team is multi-national in background and focus, giving a truly global reach.


In 2007, the firm closed its fifth secondaries fund, Coller International Partners V, with capital commitments of US$4.8 billion and backing from 200 of the world's leading institutional investors.