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Shearman & Sterling has bagged the lead role on the forthcoming IPO of satellite operator Eutelsat on the Paris stock exchange Euronext.
Partners Niels Dejean, Hervé Letréguilly, Sami Toutounji and Aline Cardin are advising the company, while fellow US firms Sullivan & Cromwell and Latham & Watkins are acting for the banks and shareholders.
Sullivan's Gauthier Blanluet, Richard Vilanova and Nikolaos Andronikos are advising global coordinator and lead bookrunner Gold-man Sachs. Shareholder Spectrum is represented by Latham's Nicolas Bombrun.
The IPO should raise around €1bn (£680m), which will help to reduce the company's net borrowings.
Sullivan and Shearman have had similar roles on the other big French IPO of the year, the partial privatisation of Electricité de France (EDF).
Shearman's Letréguilly acted for EDF, while Paris managing partner Robert Treuhold is advising motorway company Areva on its privatisation. EDF's under- writers were advised by Sulliv-an's Vilanova and Andronikos.
The two firms' presence on the Eutelsat deal consolidates their standing as major players in the resurgent French market.