Bridgepoint’s £750 million acquisition of Zenith


White & Case LLP has advised international private equity group Bridgepoint on its £750 million acquisition of Zenith, the UK’s largest independent vehicle leasing business, from private equity firm HgCapital.

Headquartered in Leeds, Zenith has more than 500 employees and provides end-to-end automotive solutions focused on contract hire, salary sacrifice, fleet management and short-term hire services to customers across the UK. It operates a fleet of around 85,000 vehicles and focuses on serving blue-chip customers.

The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was led by partner Ian Bagshaw (Picture) and included partners Martin Forbes, Jill Concannon, Stuart Willey, Marc Israel, Lindsey Canning and Peita Menon (all London), counsel Peter Lewis (London) and associates Steven Worthington, Ben von Maur, Craig Fagan, Irina Kozlova, Glordiola Duli, Nicola Chapman, Malcolm McLean, Katarina Jokic, Laura Hoyland, Tim Hickman, Helen Levendi, Charlotte Kelly (all London) and Sophie Sahlin (Brussels).

Involved fees earner: Ian Bagshaw – White & Case; Jill Concannon – White & Case; Peter Lewis – White & Case; Steven Worthington – White & Case; Ben von Maur – White & Case; Craig Fagan – White & Case; Irina Kozlova – White & Case; Glordiola Duli – White & Case; Martin Forbes – White & Case; Stuart Willey – White & Case; Nicola Chapman – White & Case; Marc Israel – White & Case; Sophie Sahlin – White & Case; Lindsey Canning – White & Case; Katarina Jokic – White & Case; Peita Menon – White & Case; Laura Hoyland – White & Case; Malcolm Mclean – White & Case; Tim Hickman – White & Case; Helen Levendi – White & Case; Charlotte Kelly – White & Case;

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