Dimitrie Ramniceanu

Bio

Dimitrie Ramniceanu’s practice primarily focuses on corporate and financial matters, including public takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions as well as banking, securities and foreign investments regulations. Selected representative experience for Mr. Ramniceanu includes:

  • French-listed semiconductor materials manufacturer Soitec S.A. in connection with its recapitalization supported by two government-owned institutions and a Chinese investor;
  • LVMH and Groupe Arnault in the French aspects of the combination of certain of their respective portfolio management activities with U.S. private equity firm Catterton to create L Catterton, the largest global consumer-focused investment firm;
  • the Hiridjee Group in its acquisition of Outremer Telecom’s Indian Ocean mobile operations from the Altice Group and its subsequent partnership with the Iliad Group;
  • Coty Inc. in the French aspects of its $12.5 billion acquisition of Procter & Gamble’s fragrance, color cosmetics and hair color businesses;
  • Imerys S.A. in its €525 million acquisition of the S&B Minerals Group, a major player in industrial minerals, from the Kyriacopoulos founder family (61 percent) and Rhône Capital (39 percent);
  • Sensata Technologies in the French aspects of its US$1 billion acquisition of Schrader International;
  • a SBF120 company in connection with certain corporate governance matters;
  • a prominent trading company in connection with its attempted acquisition of a controlling stake in a French private company;
  • Mayroy S.A. in its €175 million institutional private placement of Ipsen shares and its repurchase of the stake held in its share capital by its minority shareholder, Opera Finance Europe;
  • IAC/InterActiveCorp, the European leader in online dating, on its public tender offer to acquire Meetic followed by a delisting and significant corporate reorganization;
  • Wendel S.A. in its €520 million institutional private placement of its remaining stake in Legrand through an accelerated book building;
  • Scor S.E. in its acquisition of a controlling stake in MRM, a French REIT listed on Euronext Paris and owning a portfolio of retail and office properties worth €269 million;
  • Nike Inc. in its sale of 100 percent of the share capital of Umbro France to the Noël Group;
  • Sanofi-Aventis S.A. and Merck & Co., Inc. in connection with their attempted divestiture of a significant part of their respective animal health businesses to multiple prospective buyers;
  • Scor S.E. in its US$912.5 million acquisition of Transamerica Re’s mortality business from Aegon; and
  • Kering (formerly PPR) in connection with the €1.6 billion sale of leading French furniture retailer Conforama to South Africa’s Steinhoff International.

Mr. Ramniceanu also has significant pro bono experience in the field of nonprofit organizations, particulary French-styled endowment funds. Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Ramniceanu also worked as a financial analyst at a leading international investment bank.

Credentials

Education

  • Master 2 in Business Law and Taxation, University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2011
  • Maîtrise in Business Law, University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2009
  • M.Sc. in Management, HEC Paris, Grande Ecole, 2011

Admissions

  • Paris

Languages

  • French
  • Romanian
  • English
  • German (proficient)

Dimitrie Ramniceanu