Linklaters Provided Legal Counsel to Carlyle in Majority Stake Acquisition of Anthesis
Global Law firm Linklaters has provided advisory services to The Carlyle Group in its recent acquisition of a majority stake in Anthesis.
Anthesis, a London-based leading global sustainability advisory and solutions firm with operations in over 40 countries across the globe, will benefit from the partnership as it aims to enhance its impact and foster growth. The collaboration will also enable Anthesis to expand its offerings in ESG and sustainability, while further expanding its international reach.
The Carlyle Group, a multinational private equity firm headquartered in the United States, is set to invest in collaboration with Anthesis' employee shareholders. Additionally, existing shareholder Palatine will reinvest to retain a minority stake in the company.
By engaging in this transaction, Carlyle reinforces its dedication to taking a leadership role in addressing crucial environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters., and to creating and execute increasingly more effective decarbonisation strategies to build value across its investments.
The cross-practice team at Linklaters, led by Financial Sponsor partners Alex Woodward and Chris Boycott, along with Corporate partner Chris Staples, played a key role in advising on the transaction. The team was supported by counsel Ben Suen, managing associate Thomas Scott, and associates Kaiya Kim-Saville and Louisa Pratt.
Partner Oliver Sceales took the lead in managing debt financing matters, receiving support from managing associate Daniel Peach and associate Carolina Abecasis. Additionally, the team's expertise was further enhanced by Partner Rachel Barrett, who handled ESG matters, Partner Jamie Coomber, who focused on Tax aspects, Partner Jean Lovett, who oversaw Employment & Incentives, Partner Yohan Liyanage, responsible for TMT/IP matters, and Partner Nicole Kar and managing associate Jennifer Willis, who were involved in matters related to Foreign Investment.