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:

  • 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