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Freshfields is advising General Atlantic on its additional investment in Argus Media Group

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) is advising leading global growth equity firm, General Atlantic, on its acquisition of an additional stake in Argus Media Group (‘Argus’) held by its co-investor and private equity firm, Hg Capital (‘Hg’).

Founded in 1970 and headquartered in London, Argus serves over 11,000 customers in more than 160 countries, providing price assessments, news, analytics, consulting services, data science tools, and industry conferences to the global energy and commodities markets. Freshfields has advised General Atlantic since its original investment in Argus in 2016, Hg’s co-investment in 2019, and now Hg’s exit from Argus.

The transaction is expected to complete in Q1 2024. Further information on the transaction can be found here.

The Freshfields team advising on the transaction is led by partners Julian Pritchard and Samira Afrasiabi, with support from associates Alex Collins, Leo Mikros, Jennifer Okoye and Herman Ahmad. Partner May Smith and senior associate David Haughey are advising on tax matters. Partners Christopher Davis and Toby Bingley are advising on finance matters. Partners Paul van den Berg and Alex Potter, special counsel Meytal McMoy, counsel Uwe Salaschek, Igor Dovgaliouk and Enrique Carrera, and associates Matthew Lawton, Elisa Lambooj and Christopher Sickinger are advising on antitrust, FDI and regulatory matters.