Moody’s Corporation’s Acquisition Of Majority Stake In Vigeo Eiris


Slaughter and May and Simmons & Simmons advised Moody’s Corporation (Moody’s) on its acquisition of a majority interest in Vigeo Eiris (Vigeo).

Vigeo is a global environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and assessments company, headquartered in Paris. Vigeo will be an affiliate of Moody’s Investors Service and, with its sectoral experience and wide product offering, will assist Moody’s in its goal to become a standard setter with respect to ESG research and assessments.

Slaughter and May worked as an integrated team with Moody’s’ French counsel, Simmons & Simmons LLP, on the transaction.

The Slaughter and May Corporate partner Michael Corbett (Picture), Isaac Manase (associate), Theo Taylor (associate), Helen Emanuel (associate); Competition: Lisa Wright (partner), Jodie-Jane Tingle (associate), Rebecca West (associate); Financial Regulation: Nick Bonsall (partner), Chris Hurn (associate).

Simmons & Simmons advised Moody’s with a team including Thierry Gontard, Anna Velitchkova, Thomas Helman, Nicolas Fournier (M&A), Laurence Renard, Claire Le Touzé (Employment), Chloé Nessim (Tax).

Veil Jourde advised Vigeo with Pierre Deval and Tanguy Grimald.

Cleary Gottlieb advised Vigeo with Sophie de Beer and Laura Bournhonesque.

Involved fees earner: Sophie de Beer – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Nicolas Fournier – Simmons & Simmons; Thierry Gontard – Simmons & Simmons; Thomas Helman – Simmons & Simmons; Claire le Touzé – Simmons & Simmons; Chloë Nessim – Simmons & Simmons; Laurence Renard – Simmons & Simmons; Anna Velitchkova – Simmons & Simmons; Nick Bonsall – Slaughter and May; Michael Corbett – Slaughter and May; Helen Emanuel – Slaughter and May; Chris Hurn – Slaughter and May; Isaac Manase – Slaughter and May; Theo Taylor – Slaughter and May; Jodie-Jane Tingle – Slaughter and May; Rebecca West – Slaughter and May; Lisa Wright – Slaughter and May; Pierre Deval – Veil Jourde; Tanguy Grimald – Veil Jourde;

Law Firms: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Simmons & Simmons; Slaughter and May; Veil Jourde;

Clients: Moody’s Corporation; Vigeo Eiris;