A&O advises on Bridgepoint’s acquisition of Infinigate Group
Dr Nils Koffka
15 July 2021
Allen & Overy has advised Bridgepoint on the M&A and financing aspects for its acquisition of Infinigate Group, a European Value Added Distributor of enterprise cyber-security solutions, from H.I.G Capital.
Headquartered in Rotkreuz, Switzerland, the company offers state-of-the-art security solutions from over 70 vendors through its European network of more than 10,000 partners (resellers, integrators, consulting companies, etc.) to secure and protect data, servers, networks and the cloud.
Commenting on the transaction, M&A PE partner Nils Koffka said: “We have seen a new trend in this overheated market where sellers, ahead of a limited auction, are allowing a single investor to pre-empt the asset at predefined terms which avoids frustration, costs and time on both sides.”
PE partner Robin Harvey added: “This is a great acquisition for Bridgepoint at a time when we’re seeing increasing interest from private equity houses in European cyber-security businesses. We’re pleased that Bridgepoint turned to our specialist M&A and financing teams in London and Frankfurt to advise on this exciting transaction.”
M&A advice was provided by Nils Koffka, Roman Kasten and Maximilian Steinhoff in Frankfurt. London lawyers Robin Harvey, Nihaal Khanna, Chris Watkins and Sykes Mitchell alongside Frankfurt lawyers Louisa Drewniok, Thomas Neubaum and Tobias Schroeter advised on the financing aspects.