Duteil Avocats

As a leading private equity, M&A and capital markets law firm, Duteil Avocats has expanded its service offering to include financing operations and advice to start-ups. Relying on recognized expertise in its areas of specialisation, Duteil Avocats has over more than 20 years successfully closed several complex French and cross-border transactions.


GROWTH CAPITAL – Duteil Avocats (François Duteil, David Merlet, Valérie Péressini) advised the CEO of Efor Group, Mr Mathieu Roger, in relation with a minority investment of Raise Investissement in Efor Group.
Founded in 2013 and located in Champagne au Mont d’Or (69), Efor Group is a french consulting group specializing in many different industrial sectors, in particular the health sector where it provides services relating to quality and regulatory affairs. Efor Group also has specialist engineering and digital offerings.
Efor Group achieved a turnover of 45 M € in 2019 (an increase of more than 30% compared to 2018) and employs 650 people in 8 agencies in France and 2 abroad. In very strong growth since it was founded, the group plans to recruit in 2020 more than 400 engineers, doctors and pharmacists from high education establishments (grandes écoles).
This capital reorganization transaction enables Raise Investissement to invest around 20 million euros alongside Mr Mathieu Roger in order to support the group in its ambitious development projects. Efor Group also acquires the resources to become one of the leaders in the healthcare consultancy market, to strengthen its position as a major player in engineering consultancy and to develop its differentiating offer on the digital market.
Efor Group plans to strengthen its presence in France and in Europe will be based on a development strategy through external growth over the coming months.

January 2020