Financial Services Lawyer of the Year.


The Deal 2018

Alexander Crosthwaite

  • 45, rue Saint-Dominique
  • Paris 75007
  • France

Alexander Crosthwaite is a partner in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department. He specializes in complex mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions as well as securities law.


Recognized as a key contact for leveraged buy-outs. The Legal 500 EMEA 2020-2021

Mr. Crosthwaite's experience includes representing:

  • Webhelp in its acquisition of OneLink, an innovator in digitally-enabled CX, BPO, and technology services
  • Astorg in its acquisition of Solina, the leading European manufacturer of ingredient and seasoning blends for the food industry from Ardian
  • Elsan Group, a portfolio company of KKR, in its acquisition of  Groupe C2S, a France-based company operating private clinics
  • KKR in its acquisition of a controlling interest in French hospital operator Elsan alongside CVC, Téthys, Ardian, and other French institutional investors
  • Impala in the takeover of the cosmetics group Alès Groupe in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Calliditas in its acquisition of controlling Interest in Genkyotex, a leader in NOX inhibition therapies, followed by a public tender offer
  • ATEC in its public tender offer for EOS imaging, a leader in outcome-improving orthopedic medical imaging and software solutions
  • TechnipFMC in its planned spin-off transaction to separate into two industry-leading, independent, publicly traded companies
  • KKR and the founders of Webhelp, one of the world’s leading providers of customer experience and business process outsourcing (BPO) on the €2.4 billion sale of the company to GBL
  • BofA Merrill Lynch in connection with the setting up of its Paris-based EU broker dealer in the context of Brexit
  • Astorg in its acquisition of Nemera, the world leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of drug delivery devices for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and generics industries
  • Astorg Partners and SGG in the leveraged acquisitions of Equitis, CIM, First Names, Lawson Conner, and Augentius
  • CDPQ in its joint acquisition with Suez Environment of GE Water
  • Tikehau in its leveraged acquisition, with Raise and IDI, of Meriguet
  • Worldline in its acquisition of SIX Payment Services from SIX in exchange for listed stock
  • Astorg Partners in its acquisition, with Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, of HRA Pharma
  • KKR in its acquisition of Webhelp, a technical consultancy, customer experience, and business process outsourcing
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