PARIS - The Paris office of Reed Smith has advised the Accor group in its acquisition from Andera Partners and associated investors of the 63% of the share capital of the Potel & Chabot group not previously held by Accor.

Related Professionals: Jean-Pierre Collet Alice Pothet-Zevaco

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More than two centuries after its creation in 1820, the Potel & Chabot group (now Momense) comes under the exclusive control of the Accor hotel group, which already held 37% of its capital.

With 2022 sales of nearly €145 million, the Paris-based caterer has established itself as a prestigious service provider, partnering large-scale national and international events such as Roland Garros, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Paris Biennale.

Following this transaction, Accor will become the sole shareholder of Potel & Chabot, which will be integrated into the group's Luxury & Lifestyle division.

The value of this transaction is confidential.

The Reed Smith team acting for Accor included partner Jean-Pierre Collet and associate Alice Pothet-Zevaco for the tax aspects.

Accor was advised by Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier on M&A and competition law.

Potel & Chabot was advised by Bredin Prat, and the sellers by Paul Hastings.