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HSF advises General Atlantic on Combination of Deutsche Börse’s Qontigo and ISS

26 May 2023 | Australia, Asia Pacific
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Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is pleased to have advised General Atlantic on certain Australian legal due diligence aspects of the intended combination of Qontigo and ISS (both majority-owned by Deutsche Börse), with General Atlantic becoming the sole minority shareholder of the combined Qontigo entity. 

Deutsche Börse and General Atlantic have jointly reached an agreement on the intended combination aiming to form a leading combined ESG, data, index, and analytics provider. This will allow them to explore value-creating capital markets options.

General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. General Atlantic combines a collaborative global approach, sector-specific expertise, a long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers.

The HSF team was led by executive counsel Ying Yi Soh, and included Baden Furphy (Corporate), Alice Molan and David Curley (Regulatory), and Timothy Stutt, Isabella Kelly and Nicholas Brewer (ESG).

This deal is another example of Herbert Smith Freehills’ market-leading work in advising private capital clients on a wide variety of transactions.

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