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Private equity investor Bridgepoint acquires leading value-added cyber security solutions distributor Infinigate with the assistance of Allen & Overy

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15 March 2021

Allen & Overy has advised British private equity investor Bridgepoint on the acquisition of Infinigate group, a leading value-added cyber security solutions distributor.

Bridgepoint takes over the company headquartered in Rotkreuz, Switzerland, from private equity firm H.I.G. Capital. The parties have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. The completion of the transaction is subject to cartel clearance.

Infinigate offers state-of-the-art security solutions from more than 70 vendors, without developing, producing or altering IT solutions, through its European network of more than 10,000 partners, which includes resellers, integrators and consulting companies. Products which are sold through Infinigate’s network span solutions to secure and protect data, servers, networks and the cloud. Founded in 1996, Infinigate has today 12 subsidiaries and employs approximately 450 staff with a pan-European business inter alia in Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Sweden, France and Norway.

The team of Allen & Overy was led by partner Dr Nils Koffka (Hamburg) and counsel Dr Roman Kasten (Frankfurt, both Corporate/Private Equity), with further and specialist advice provided by partners Dr Heike Weber (Tax), Thomas Neubaum (Banking, both Frankfurt), Dr Boerries Ahrens (Antitrust, Hamburg), Dr Jens Matthes (IP/IT, Duesseldorf), as well as counsels Dr Udo Olgemoeller (Public Law) and Dr Tim Mueller (Compliance, both Frankfurt), senior associates Dr Marcus Mackensen (Corporate, Hamburg), Dr Ioannis Thanos (Antitrust, both Hamburg), Dr Sebastian Schulz (Employment), Dr Thomas Dieker (Tax, both Frankfurt), Dr Tina Gausling (Data protection, Munich), as well as associates Cornelius Holthoefer, Dr Philipp Steinhaeuser (both Antitrust) and Maximilian Steinhoff, (Corporate / M&A, all Hamburg), Vanessa Kahle (Banking), Barbara Angene (Employment), Hauke Jung (Real Estate, all Frankfurt), Anna Kraeling (IP/IT, Dusseldorf), and transaction support Lawyer Nadine Gommel (Frankfurt). Further advice was provided by lawyers of Allen & Overy in France, the UK and Luxembourg. Partner law firms working on that matter include Walderwyss (Switzerland), Hannes Snellman (Sweden), Haavind (Norway) and Bech Brunn (Denmark).