Hoche Avocats advises CAPZA on the sale of its stake in Coutot-Roehrig to Luxempart

Coutot-Roehrig, Capza and Luxempart have announced an investment agreement that will result in Luxempart owning 43% of Coutot-Roehrig, a family-owned company founded nearly 130 years ago and now a European leader in heir tracing and other genealogical services.

The probate genealogist, Coutot-Roehrig had, since 2019, been supported by Capza which, alongside Bpifrance, had taken a 40% stake in the company. Since that date, the company has experienced strong growth, with turnover increasing from €50m to €70m.

With this transaction, Luxempart replaces Capza as a minority shareholder in Coutot-Roehrig and invests approximately €57 million. Luxempart will be associated with Mr Guillaume Roehrig, who will remain the majority shareholder of the group. Capza will sell its entire stake in the company.

Coutot-Roehrig, supported by Luxempart, wishes to continue its development abroad, particularly in German-speaking countries.


CAPZA’s legal counsel: Hoche Avocats: Grine Lahreche (partner), Audrey Szultz (associate).

Other counsel:

Buyers’ counsel: Corporate – Weil Gotshal & Mages; Financing – Mayer Brown.

Counsel to majority founder and management: Moncey Avocats.

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