Cécile Davanne-Mortreux

M&A – Private EquityCorporate - Litigation

Cécile is one of Almain’s founders.
Cécile’s practice focuses on M&A transactions, strategic partnerships and private equity. Cécile also assists clients with their disputes in these practice areas. ‭6 32 68 05 13‬VCARD

She works on French and cross-border transactions and advises corporate and institutional clients, SMEs, midcaps and private equity funds.
Involved alongside her clients as from the earliest stage of their projects, Cécile thus gains a complete picture of the transactions, especially as regards operational, strategic and financial challenges.
This enables her to offer pragmatic and customised legal solutions to the multiple issues to be considered in transactions entrusted to her skills and expertise.

  • Advising the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations on its numerous capital growth and venture capital operations, especially in the digital sector.
  • Advising a major agri-food sector company regarding its numerous sales and purchases of retail sector targets.
  • Advising a major energy company on its French and cross-border strategic partnerships and acquisition transactions.
  • Advising French banks on market M&A transactions.
  • Advising digital service sector listed companies on various French and cross-border sale and purchase transactions.
  • Advising a German investment fund on several LBO transactions in France.
  • Advising a French HealthTech company on its capital raising (Series A and Series B).
  • Legal500:
    Tier 4 – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Le Point – Statista :
    Band 2 – Mergers & Acquisitions
    ‘Option Droit & Affaires’:
    Band 3 – Mergers & Acquisitions < € 200 million
  • ‘Option Droit & Affaires’:
    Band 4 – Capital Growth and LBOs < € 50 million
    “We work with Cécile Davanne-Mortreux, who demonstrates great technical expertise and mastery of M&A operations, she also has an excellent ability to understand and tackle our business challenges, which makes her a strategic partner for our M&A operations.” Legal500 2022
  • “Cécile Davanne-Mortreux relies on flawless technique to identify the practical solutions most suited to her clients.” Legal500 2022
  • “Cécile Davanne-Mortreux is impressive in the quality of her advice (…).
    Her perfect mastery of acquisitions allows her to provide expert advice that precisely guides her client towards the right choices.”
    Legal500 2022
  • Postgraduate degree (DESS) in business and tax law from the University of Paris II – Panthéon Assas

French, English


An architect, I love helping to find the best way to build, style and shape my client’s key projects.


Nothing crazy, just achievable initiatives that I regularly bring to fruition!
They are highly varied in nature and the pleasure I get from all the stages leading to their completion instils me with wonderful motivation…


Improving public awareness in digital responsibility.
Two straightforward actions to start with: avoid unnecessary consumption and prioritise buying reborn devices.