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Freshfields advises JC Flowers & Co and CHG Participations on the sale of CEP Group to Bridgepoint

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP ('Freshfields') has advised JC Flowers & Co and CHG Participations on the sale of their stake in CEP Group, Compagnie Européenne de Prévoyance, the pioneer in protection insurance brokerage both in France and Europe to Bridgepoint.

Bridgepoint, a leading international private investment firm, is acquiring a majority stake in CEP Group. The management team, led by Philippe Gravier, will reinvest alongside Bridgepoint in an ambitious growth plan in France and in Europe. New shareholders will capitalize on recent organic growth momentum and will support the group for strategic external growth.

The transaction is expected to close by the end of June 2020.

The Freshfields team was composed of partner Nicolas Barberis, counsel Julien Rebibo and associate Manon Faurie on corporate aspects; partner Jérôme Philippe and François Gordon on antitrust aspects and partner Christel Cacioppo and senior associate Sarah Bassis on employment law aspects.