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Acquisition of Fenergo – A&O advising the consortium vehicle owned by Bridgepoint and Astorg

London – Allen & Overy is advising funds advised by Bridgepoint and a consortium vehicle owned 50:50 between funds advised by Bridgepoint and French private equity firm Astorg Asset Management (Astorg) on the acquisition of Fenergo Group Limited (Fenergo) from its founder Marc Murphy, Insight Venture Partners (Insight), existing management and other minority investors.

Fenergo is a leading developer and provider of know-your-customer and client lifecycle management software solutions for financial institutions including ICBC Standard Bank, Santander, Mizuho, ABN AMRO and BNP Paribas. Fenergo is headquartered in Ireland, where its senior management, key assets and functions are based.

The advice was led by A&O’s London private equity team. Leading from an M&A and equity perspective were private equity M&A partners Karan Dinamani and Stephen Lloyd, senior associate Jamie Funder and associate Soyeon Lim, with assistance from trainees Harriet Lister, Angela Chan and Luke Barratt. Debt advice was provided by private equity financing partner Robin Harvey, senior associate Nick Hallam, associate Yasmin Joharchi and trainee Chantal Wong.

Other members of the A&O team included antitrust partner Alasdair Balfour with associates Conor Slowey and Shahab Uddin in London and associates Puja Patel and Eun Joo Hwang in New York; and regulatory partner Matthew Townsend with senior associate Isabella Kelly and associate Sophie Davis.

Other advisers involved in the deal include Paul Hastings, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, William Fry and Arthur Cox.