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Allen & Overy advises Bridgepoint in financing its investment in ACT

Allen & Overy has advised private equity investor Bridgepoint in financing its investment in ACT, valuing the world’s leading provider of market-based sustainability solutions at over USD1 billion.

Founded in 2009, ACT’s expert teams in Amsterdam, Shanghai, New York and Paris deliver tailor-made solutions to help their clients reduce their carbon footprints and accelerate their climate action activities. ACT offers more than 80 products across high-impact climate projects, green electricity markets, energy efficiency, renewable fuels, emission allowances, and carbon offsets.

A&O finance partner Robin Harvey, who led on the transaction said: “This deal is significant because Bridgepoint’s investment reinforces ACT’s position as a global leader in the environmental markets.”

London senior associate Nihaal Khanna and associate Giacomo Geronico Orlandi also worked on the transaction together with partner Femke Bierman and associate Floris Jan Hoogendoorn in Amsterdam and partner Henri Wagner, counsel Francois Guillaume De Liedekerke and Roman Mazhorov in Luxembourg.

A&O has acted for Bridgepoint on several transactions in 2021 including advising Bridgepoint and PharmaZell on entering into exclusive negotiations with Novasep and Bridgepoint on the acquisition of Fenergo.