Press Release

Kirkland Advises Actis on Sale to General Atlantic

Kirkland & Ellis is advising Actis, a global investor in sustainable infrastructure, on its sale to General Atlantic, a global growth equity investor. Following the combination, General Atlantic will manage approximately $96 billion of AUM across sustainable infrastructure, real estate, growth equity and credit.

With approximately $12.5 billion in AUM, Actis has a track record of delivering competitive returns for institutional investors and positive impact for the countries, cities and communities in which it operates. Actis, a firm with more than 140 investment professionals across its 17 global offices and over $25 billion in capital raised since inception, backs structural themes that support long-term, equitable growth in critical infrastructure across the energy transition, digital transition, and supply chain transformation.

General Atlantic is a global growth equity investor with more than four decades of experience providing capital and strategic support for over 500 growth companies. It has approximately $83 billion in AUM and more than 280 investment professionals based globally. In addition to its flagship growth equity strategy, the firm’s investing activities span credit and climate solutions.

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The Kirkland team is led by asset management M&A partner Peter Vaglio; investment funds partner Amy Fox; corporate partner Adrian Duncan; tax partners Lee Morlock and Gal Shemer; corporate associates Jamie Gordon, Julian Holland, Steven Hunter, Christopher Weale and Bing Lim; investment funds associates Jackson Martin and Jay Tang; corporate partners Gregory Scott, Stefan Paulovic and April Larkin; tax partner Rob Sharpe; antitrust & competition partners Joel Gory and Paula Riedel; financial services regulatory partner Julian Hui and associate Najma Ahmad; ESG & impact partner Paul Barker and associate Annah Akhoun-Murat; capital markets partner Pippa Bond; technology & IP transactions partner Matt Darch; debt finance partner Alexander van der Gaag; and executive compensation partner Jabir Yusoff.