Alexander Benedetti is a partner in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins. He primarily handles mergers and acquisitions, with particular emphasis on private equity and leveraged buyout (LBO) acquisitions. He regularly advises companies in a variety of general corporate matters, including governance issues, joint venture, recapitalization, restructuring transactions, securities law, and regulatory issues.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Benedetti practiced for eight years at a leading global law firm.


Recognized as a Notable Practitioner by IFLR 1000 France 2020-2021.

Named in The Legal 500 EMEA 2020-2021.

Mr. Benedetti’s experience includes advising:

  • Eurazeo on its contemplated sale of D.O.R.C. for an enterprise value of €985 million
  • GGW Group on the acquisition of Assurever
  • Montefiore Investment on its proposed acquisition of oXya
  • Wienerberger A.G., an Austrian provider of smart solutions for the entire building envelope and innovative infrastructure solutions listed on the Austrian Traded Index (ATX), on the contemplated acquisition of the businesses of Terreal
  • Karnov Group in the context of its offer to acquire the legal information businesses of Thomson Reuters in Spain and Wolters Kluwer in Spain and France
  • Vivalto Santé, the third leading group of private hospitals in France, in its acquisition by Vivalto Partners alongside a consortium of minority shareholders
  • Montefiore in its investment in Federation Entertainment
  • Silverfleet Capital in the sale of Coventya to Element Solutions Inc.
  • The founders and TA Associates in the investment of Antin Infrastructure Partners in Babilou, a leading private network of daycare facilities and Early Years Education in Europe 
  • SHD in its acquisition of a majority stake in Pragma Informatique
  • Eurazeo Capital in its acquisition of Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center (DORC), a medical technology company from Montagu
  • Imerys in the sale of its Roofing division to Lone Star Funds
  • Eurazeo in the sale of game publisher Asmodee group to PAI Partners
  • Comdata, a Carlyle portfolio company, in its acquisition of the B2S and Izium groups
  • Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding in its acquisition of a majority stake in Bally International
  • Vivalto Santé in its exclusivity agreement with Capio AB for the acquisition of Capio Santé SA
  • Shandong Ruyi Group, one of the largest textile manufacturers in China, in its acquisition of SMCP Group (Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot), a global leading company in the accessible luxury sector, from KKR and other investors and its subsequent IPO on the regulated market of Euronext Paris
  • Autogrill in its acquisition of Le Crobag F&B activities in the German railway stations from Soufflet Group
  • Acquisition by a consortium of investors led by FEF Capital of Groupe Vivalto Santé, a France-based operator of health clinics
  • Imerys in the sale of its Imerys Structure activity to Bouyer Leroux
  • Maisons du Monde in its IPO on the regulated market of Euronext Paris
  • Fives in its acquisition of Mag Americas

Bar Qualification

  • Avocat (Paris)


  • Postgraduate Degree Business and Tax Law (DJCE), University of Aix-Marseille III, 1995
  • Postgraduate Degree Corporate Law, Tax Law and Accounting, University of Aix-Marseille III, 1994