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A&O named EMEA Firm of the Year for acquisitions at IJInvestor Awards 2021

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09 December 2021

A&O’s infrastructure team picked up eight awards, including the prestigious EMEA Firm of the Year – Acquisitions, at the IJInvestor Awards 2021. 

The awards, now in their third year and dedicated to funds and M&A activity in the energy and infrastructure markets, recognise the companies and individuals involved in the most exciting deals and market developments of the year. 

The awards won by A&O were:

  • EMEA Firm of the Year – Acquisitions
  • Best EMEA Renewables & Energy Transition Acquisition, Wind Power – TRIG & Equitix – acquisition of stakes in Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, UK
  • Best APAC Renewables & Energy Transition Acquisition, Wind Power – CDPQ acquisition of 50% stake in Greater Changua 1, Taiwan
  • Best Americas Transport Deal – AMP / Enel X joint venture for electric buses, Chile
  • Best EMEA Digital Infrastructure Acquisition – Fibre Optic – SFR FttH acquisition of Covage, France
  • Redefining Infrastructure Award – Partners Group acquisition of Parmaco, Nordics
  • Best EMEA District Heating Acquisition – Ardian acquisition of Nevel, Finland
  • Best EMEA Smart Meter Acquisition – Equitix acquisition of MapleCo

Sara Pickersgill, co-head of A&O’s Global Infrastructure Group, said: “This is great recognition from IJGlobal and its panel of judges in a year full of complexities, yet that has been a resounding success for our team at A&O. We are fortunate and grateful to our clients for repeatedly turning to us to advise them on some of the most interesting and innovative deals in the market.”

Find out more about A&O’s recent infrastructure highlights and trends in the sector.

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