A&O Shearman advises Bridgepoint on GBP626 million offer for Alpha FMC

A&O Shearman is advising Bridgepoint in relation to the recommended GBP626 million offer for AIM quoted Alpha Financial Markets Consulting PLC by funds managed by Bridgepoint.

Bridgepoint is one of the world’s leading quoted private asset growth investors, specializing in private equity, private credit and, following the ECP transaction, infrastructure.

Alpha FMC is a leading global consultancy to the financial services industry and has worked with all of the world’s top 20 and 80% of the world’s top 50 asset managers as measured by assets under management, along with a wide range of insurance and other alternative asset managers.

A&O Shearman Private Equity M&A partner Chris Sabine said: “We are delighted to support longstanding client Bridgepoint on this high-profile acquisition of leading consultancy business, Alpha FMC. Advising Bridgepoint on this transaction demonstrates the strength and depth of A&O Shearman’s public M&A, private equity, and leverage finance capabilities, as well as our ability to deliver cross-border deals involving multiple jurisdictions.”

The cross-practice team from A&O Shearman was led by Public M&A partner Matt Hamilton-Foyn and Private Equity M&A partners Chris Sabine and Stephen Lloyd with Finance partners Nick Hallam and Robin Harvey.