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Global financial investors

We advise on more cross-border M&A deals than any other firm.

We act for the full range of investor types, including private equity, pension and sovereign wealth funds, infrastructure funds, alternative capital providers and real estate investment trusts.

Whether it’s deal structuring, deal execution, acquisition financing, fund structuring, tax, competition or regulation, we provide fully integrated advice that is specific both to each client’s industry and to wherever in the world they need help.

And it’s not just advice on a specific deal as it progresses. We keep our clients updated on the trends, terms and techniques to help them identify their next investment.

Recent client successes

V.Group is a leading global provider of maritime services to the commercial shipping, cruise, energy and defence industries. OMERS Private Equity reinvested in V.Group, whose management team retained a minority stake in the company.

Hotelbeds is the world’s largest independent business-to-business ‘bedbank’, offering hotel rooms to tour operators, travel agencies, corporate clients and individuals from its inventory of 75,000 hotels in over 180 countries.

It also provides transfers, excursions and tours, meetings and events, visa processing outsourcing, and cruise handling services. 

The consideration comprised cash and newly issued shares in the Liberty Media Group tracking stock (LMCK) and a debt instrument exchangeable into shares of LMCK.  

The transaction price represents an enterprise value for F1 of $8bn and an equity value of $4.4bn.

With market-leading global expertise, we were able to showcase the strength of our‘one firm’ approach across multiple jurisdictions, enabling the team to help deliver this complex and high-profile transaction.  

With more than 750 full-time employees, over 160 publications and 21 offices worldwide, Argus is the second largest commodity price reporting agency in the world and fulfils a crucial role in international commodity supply chains.

The total consideration for the acquisition was HK$6,470m (US$835m), including at least HK$400m (approximately US$50m) in cash acquired as part of the transaction.

Following this transaction, Warburg Pincus combined Accelya with its portfolio company Mercator in order to create a leading global technology-enabled solutions provider to airlines, travel agents and freight forwarders.