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Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier advises Natixis in the sale of a 29.5% stake in Coface to Arch Capital Group

Paris, 26 February 2020

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier advises Natixis on its sale of a 29.5% stake in Coface to Arch Capital Group, a leading US Speciality & Mortgage Insurance Company, at a price of €10.70 per share (dividend attached), corresponding to a transaction value of approximately €480 million based on the current number of shares.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including applicable antitrust and regulatory approvals, notably by the French Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR).

The Darrois team is led by Bertrand Cardi and Laurent Gautier (partners) and includes Hadrien Bourrellis and Pierre Zejma on corporate and M&A aspects, Henri Savoie (partner) and Guillaume Griffart on regulatory aspects and Didier Théophile (partner) and Olivia Chriqui on antitrust aspects.

Fenchurch Advisory and Rothschild & Co acted as financial advisors to Natixis. Arch Capital Group is advised by Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Coface by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.