Bridgepoint’s £907 Million Initial Public Offering

Simpson Thacher advised Bridgepoint Group plc on the deal.

Bridgepoint Group plc has completed its initial public offering and admission to the Official List in the U.K. and to trading on the London Stock Exchange. The offer size (comprising a primary and secondary offering) is £907 million (including the exercise of the over-allotment option). The market capitalization of the company based on the opening price on the date of admission is £3.98 billion.

Bridgepoint is the world’s leading quoted private assets growth investor focused on the middle-market with €27 billion of total assets under management and a local presence in the United States, Europe and China. Bridgepoint specializes in private equity and private credit and invests internationally in six principal sectors – Business Services, Consumer, Financial Services, Medtech & Pharma, Advanced Industrials and Tech & Media. Simpson Thacher has advised Bridgepoint on a number of significant transactions recently, including Bridgepoint’s acquisition of EQT Credit in 2020 and the fundraising of Bridgepoint Development Capital IV, a £1.6 billion fund.

The Simpson Thacher team for the transaction includes Adam Signy, Ben Spiers (Picture), Deborah Harris, Lucy Gillett, James Campisi, Marie-Eve Nault-Cloutier, Vishaal Patel, Abigail Lloyd, Tarek Soliman and Surya Banerjee (U.K. Corporate); Nick Shaw, Dominik Juster, Eilidh Reid and Amanda Obi (U.S. Corporate); Jason Glover, Daniel Lloyd, Amy Fox and Paolo Ronchi (Funds); Yash Rupal, Mark Kingstone and Caleb McConnell (U.K. Tax); Meredith B. Jones and Gal Shemer (U.S. Tax); and Kate Sinclair (Credit).

Involved fees earner: Mark Kingstone – Linklaters; Surya Banerjee – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; James Campisi – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Amy Fox – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Lucy Gillett – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jason Glover – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Deborah Harris – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Meredith Jones – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Dominik Juster – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Abigail Lloyd – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Daniel James Thomas Lloyd – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Caleb McConnell – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Marie-Eve Nault-Cloutier – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Amanda Obi – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Vishaal Patel – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Eilidh Reid – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Paolo Ronchi – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Yash Rupal – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Nicholas Shaw – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Gal Shemer – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Adam Signy – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Kate Sinclair – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Tarek Soliman – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ben Spiers – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Linklaters; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: Bridgepoint ;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler