Assured Guaranty’s acquisition of Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised a subsidiary of Assured Guaranty Ltd. on the deal

Assured Guaranty’s subsidiary Assured Guaranty US Holdings Inc. acquired a minority interest in Cadia (Malta) Limited (CML), the holding company of Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors (Rubicon). Rubicon is a full-service investment banking firm active in the global infrastructure sector.

Rubicon has advised on over 70 merger and acquisition and capital raising assignments worth in excess of $30 billion over the past five years. Rubicon operates on a global basis and has advised on transactions in Europe, the U.K., North America and Latin America. It provides investors, operating managers and construction companies with independent advice. Rubicon maintains offices in Dublin, New York, and Madrid.

The AGUS investment in Rubicon’s growing business capitalizes on core strengths of both companies, including infrastructure credit analysis and strong industry relationships. The primary purpose of the investment is to support Rubicon’s continued international expansion.

Assured Guaranty Ltd., led by Dominic Frederico, is a publicly traded Bermuda-based holding company whose operating subsidiaries provide credit enhancement products to the U.S. and international public finance, infrastructure and structured finance markets.

The Debevoise team advising Assured Guaranty on the acquisition was led by London-based international counsel Benjamin Lyon (Picture), and included partner David Innes, consultant Clare Swirski and associate Dexter Hoffman. U.S. regulatory advice was provided by partner Alexander Cochran and counsel Eugene Benger, and employment advice was provided by associate Christopher Garrett.

Involved fees earner: Benjamin Lyon – Debevoise & Plimpton; David Innes – Debevoise & Plimpton; Dexter Hoffman – Debevoise & Plimpton; Alexander Cochran – Debevoise & Plimpton; Clare Swirski – Debevoise & Plimpton; Eugene Benger – Debevoise & Plimpton; Christopher Garrett – Debevoise & Plimpton;

Law Firms: Debevoise & Plimpton;

Clients: Assured Guaranty Ltd;

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