Member Spotlight – Why Hervé de Kervasdoué believes the human story is critical to a successful deal

Hervé advises companies, whether listed or not, in their strategic operations, such as sales, mergers, acquisitions and fundraising, especially in the media, internet, luxury, sports and biotechnology sectors. He also advises investment funds or top executives in connection with their fundraising. He is recognized by the “Best Lawyers in France” Guide for the “Corporate” practice since 2013.

The real estate department of BG2V is recommended among the best law firms in France in the ranking conducted by Le Point in collaboration with the independent institute of inquiry Statista.

The law for Hervé de Kervasdoué is about the human story behind the legal headlines. As a specialist in M&As, he always looks for the story behind the person behind the deal. For him it’s key to unlocking the underlying value of an acquisition.

As a self-confessed entrepreneur, Hervé’s business sweet spot is start-ups and mid-market deals. He likes to understand the drivers behind them, what value acquisitions bring to a developing business – and then the years of consolidation and growth as the deal bears fruit. As an avid reader of science fiction novels, Hervé admits he thrives on stories, drama and resolutions – things that keep readers (or in this case lawyers) coming back for more.

“I like to follow the stories of people because it’s all about human beings; they’re behind all this and you can’t forget that” he says. “They’ve all got hopes, dreams and the will to succeed. They want to develop their businesses and I really love being part of that story.”

“I’m not always a huge fan of advising large corporates where you tend to generate a lot of paperwork. I usually prefer to work directly with the entrepreneur behind the business; for small and mid-sized companies, including start-ups. That’s often more motivating.”