Scotto Partners Promotes Two to Partner

Press release 13 Dec 2019

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Adrien Badelon
Tel: +33 (0) 1 83 92 38 72

Franck Vacher
Tel: +33 (0) 1 83 92 38 79

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Nathalie Merle
+33 1 48 24 60 54

Camille Flesselles
+33 1 48 24 00 42

Scotto Partners Promotes Two to Partner

Adrien Badelon and Franck Vacher have been named partners of Scotto Partners, effective 1 January 2020. They will contribute their skills to further strengthening the firm’s private equity platform, alongside Lionel Scotto le Massese, Nicolas Menard-Durand, Claire Revol and Isabelle Cheradame.

Scotto Partners is a pioneer and leader in management packages (otherwise known as management equity programs or MEPs) in France. The firm, which has been a true talent incubator since its creation, continues to promote its most promising associates, upholding a tradition already in evidence with the earlier promotions of Claire and Isabelle to partnership.

These promotions recognize Adrien and Franck's contributions to the firm's development over the last few years and strengthen its identity (unique in the market) as a one-stop shop able to handle all legal, tax and financial aspects of negotiating an MEP.

« The promotion of Adrien and Franck perfectly illustrates our desire to offer real development opportunities to our best and brightest, strengthening the continuity and cohesiveness of our team, » says Isabelle Cheradame, Managing Partner of the firm.

The firm works alongside decision-makers, entrepreneurs and family shareholders at each of their companies’ milestones. It continues to expand its reach into pan-European projects, while maintaining a strong presence on the French market.

Adrien joined Scotto Partners in 2011 after practicing 4 years at Latham & Watkins, also in the private equity team. He is a graduate of ENS Cachan, agrégé in Economics and Management (2004) and holds Master 2 degrees in Business Law and Economics (2005) and Banking and Finance Law (2006) from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

« Adrien continuously demonstrates a rare excellence in both legal and financial technical ability. His nomination is fully consistent with the firm's growth strategy and commercial development. His personal skills make him a natural mentor for our team, » comments Lionel Scotto le Massese, Founding Partner of Scotto Partners.

Franck has also practiced law since 2007 and joined Scotto Partners in 2013 after starting his career at Cleary Gottlieb (2007-2009), followed by Freshfields (2010-2012). He graduated from ESSEC (2004), holds a Master 2 (Research) in Business Law from Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (2006) and an LL.M. from Columbia University (2010). He is also admitted to the New York Bar.

« Our clients highly value Franck for his interpersonal skills and his excellent ability to synthesize complex financial and legal concepts. His promotion to partner is also an integral part of the firm's entrepreneurial DNA and brings together the teams on his various projects, » adds Nicolas Menard-Durand, Partner of Scotto Partners.