SCOTTO & ASSOCIÉS is advising Winoa’s management team throughout KPS Capital Partners’ acquisition of the group

Press release 29 Mar 2017

Firm Contacts

Lionel Scotto le Massese

+33 (0) 1 83 92 38 38

Jérôme Commerçon

+33 (0) 1 83 92 38 38

Press Contacts

Eliott & Markus
Aurélie Lustremant

+33 1 53 41 89 98

Nicolas Delsert

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Scotto & Associés is advising Winoa’s management team throughout the acquisition of the group composed of WHA Holding SAS and its affiliates by US fund KPS Capital Partners from a consortium of investors led by KKR.

Founded in 1961, Winoa is the leading global manufacturer in steel abrasives with over 10,000 clients across the transportation, equipment, energy and construction end-markets. Winoa is headquartered in Le Cheylas, France, and employs over 1,000 people worldwide, with 11 manufacturing facilities located in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa.

Completion of the transaction is expected during Q2 2017, subject to customary closing conditions and approvals.


Scotto & Associés is advising Winoa’s management team, with:

  • Corporate: Lionel Scotto le Massese, partner, Adrien Badelon and Camille Perrin
  • Tax: Jérôme Commerçon, partner, Loïc Muller
  • Employment Law: Sérafine Poyer, counsel, Justine Moreau
  • Other advisors

  • Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I is advising KPS
  • Bredin Prat is advising KKR