LeapFrog’s $500 Million Partnership with Temasek

Debevoise & Plimpton advised LeapFrog Investments on the deal.

LeapFrog Investments (“LeapFrog”), a leading global impact investment group, closed its $500 million strategic partnership with Temasek, an investment company headquartered in Singapore.

The strategic partnership will take the form of a multi-fund investment by Temasek to anchor LeapFrog’s future funds. Temasek will also take a minority stake in LeapFrog and provide growth capital to support the expansion of the LeapFrog team and investment capabilities across Asia and Africa. LeapFrog and its investment process will continue to be managed and controlled by its team of partners, with Temasek taking one non-executive seat on LeapFrog’s Management Board.

The Debevoise team advising LeapFrog was led by partners Geoffrey Burgess (Picture) and John Rife, and included international counsel Matthew Dickman, and associates Fatema Al-Arayedh, Peter Bates, Yilong Luo, Joseph Mash and Nikhil Subbiah. Tax advice was provided by international counsel Jennifer Wheater and associate Patrick Fasoro.

Involved fees earner: Fatema Al-Arayedh – Debevoise & Plimpton; Peter Bates – Debevoise & Plimpton; Geoffrey Burgess – Debevoise & Plimpton; Matthew Dickman – Debevoise & Plimpton; Patrick Fasoro – Debevoise & Plimpton; Yilong Luo – Debevoise & Plimpton; Joseph Mash – Debevoise & Plimpton; John Rife III – Debevoise & Plimpton; Nikhil Subbiah – Debevoise & Plimpton; Jennifer Wheater – Debevoise & Plimpton;

Law Firms: Debevoise & Plimpton;

Clients: LeapFrog Investments;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler