International leading law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised GPA Global, a specialist in full service premium packaging solutions, on its acquisition of the French group Cosfibel, one of the world's leading providers of promotional packaging, gifting, and items for luxury brands.
Founded in 2001, headquartered in France and with 16 offices around the world, Cosfibel employs more than 200 people and has 4 production sites in Spain, Portugal and Belgium. The group has prestigious clients across a number of sectors including cosmetics, wines and spirits and delicatessen.
With this transaction, GPA Global is strengthening its presence in Europe and in the beauty sector globally, as well as expanding its production capabilities for the premium and luxury markets.
GPA Global is headquartered in the United States and employs over 3,000 people worldwide. The group has 24 sites on 3 continents.
Herbert Smith Freehills advised GPA Global with a team composed of Hubert Segain, partner, Cyril Boulignat, of counsel, Sung-Hyuk Kwon, senior associate, Alexandre de Chezelles, Ornella Youkharibache and Arthur Belmer, associates, on the corporate aspects; Sergio Sorinas, partner, Marie Louvet, of counsel, and Clémence Barraud, senior associate, on the competition matters; Sophie Brézin, partner, Elisabeth Debrégeas, of counsel, and Louise Hébert de Beauvoir, associate, on employment law aspects; Anne Petitjean, partner, Maël Le Cardinal and Timothée Carpentier, associates, on real estate matters; Alexandra Neri, partner, and Antoine Sullice, associate, on intellectual property, technology and personal data aspects. Teams from the Madrid, London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore offices also advised on this transaction.