Michael M. Ettannani

Counsel
Paris
  • 45, rue Saint-Dominique
  • Paris 75007
  • France
Profile Experience

Michael M. Ettannani is counsel in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Ettannani represents corporate clients and investment banks, as well as private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, with respect to international capital markets matters. He has particular experience in IPOs and high yield debt securities offerings.

Prior to joining Latham in 2012, Mr. Ettannani practiced in the capital markets group at the New York office of another international firm.

His capital markets practice focuses primarily on:

  • High yield and other debt capital markets transactions
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Mergers and acquisitions with a capital markets financing element
  • Compliance with US securities laws

 

Mr. Ettannani’s representative transactions include advising:

  • MCS Groupe, a leading French credit management services group, in connection with the €120 million high yield debt financing of its acquisition of DSOgroup
  • Fives, a leading global industrial engineering group, in connection with its €600 million high yield debt offering to refinance its existing debt
  • BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, and the other underwriters of the initial public offering of Delachaux Group, a leading provider of equipment and solutions for use in rail infrastructure and other niche industrial applications
  • Morgan Stanley and other initial purchasers in connection with several issuances of high yield debt securities by Vallourec, a leading provider of tubular solutions, totaling an aggregate of €950 million
  • Burger King France, a leading quick service hamburger restaurant chain, in connection with simultaneous €200 million senior pay-if-you-can PIK notes and €60 million senior secured notes offerings to refinance its existing debt and finance the acquisition of a franchisee
  • Credit Suisse, Natixis, and Société Générale as initial purchasers, in connection with a €365 million high yield debt offering by Banijay Group, the world’s leading independent producer of television programs
  • BC Partners, in connection with the €270 million high yield debt financing of its acquisition of MCS Groupe
  • Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and the other underwriters of the attempted initial public offering of Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s leading providers of chip-based digital authentication products and related solutions
  • BNP Paribas and other initial purchasers, in connection with a €275 million high yield debt offering by Labeyrie Fine Foods, a leading European producer of premium convenience food products, and its subsequent €80 million acquisition financing
  • Bridgepoint Capital, in connection with the financing of its acquisition of Médi-Partenaires, an owner and operator of private medical clinics in France
  • Morgan Stanley, ING, and HSBC in connection with the €225 million inaugural high yield issuance of WFS Global Holding to refinance its existing debt in connection with its acquisition by Platinum Equity
  • BNP Paribas and other initial purchasers, in connection with several high yield debt securities offerings by SNF Floerger, the global leader in polyacrylamide production
  • Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Lloyds Bank, and other initial purchasers in connection with a €190 million senior notes offering by Oberthur Technologies
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