Lightrock LLP’s Minority Investment of 10% in South Pole Holding AG

Homburger acted as counsel to Lightrock, while Baker McKenzie advised South Pole Holding AG.

Lightrock LLP, a leading global impact investor backed by LGT and the Princely House of Liechtenstein, announced its minority investment of 10% in South Pole Holding AG, one of the world’s largest companies fully focused on fighting climate change.

The double-digit million Euro investment will help South Pole meet exploding demand and achieve its mission of accelerating the global transition to a climate-smart society.

South Pole, a social enterprise recognised by the World Economic Forum’s Schwab Foundation, has developed nearly 1,000 projects in over 50 countries to massively reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Projects range from sustainable agriculture, forest conservation, waste management, energy efficiency, to decentralized renewable energy. Across the world, South Pole enables thousands of leading companies, including Nestlé, L’Oréal, and Tetra Pak, to achieve net-zero emissions.

Lightrock is a global private equity platform investing in sustainable businesses built by purpose-driven entrepreneurs and committed to innovation for systemic change at scale. Since 2007, Lightrock has invested in companies that pursue scalable and tech-driven business models around the key impact themes of people, planet, and productivity/tech for good. Lightrock’s portfolio includes more than 60 high-growth companies, supported by over 55 professionals based in 7 cities across Europe, Latin America, India and Africa. Lightrock is backed by the Princely House of Liechtenstein and LGT, the international private banking and asset management group.

The Homburger team was led by Daniel Hasler (Picture) and included Nicola Togni, Léonard Aeschlimann Perales and Tanja Niederer.

The Baker McKenzie team was led by Kilian Perroulaz and Pascal Richard, and assisted by Ramon Tissafi (Zurich), Cora Schmid (Zurich) and Katharina Bojar (Zurich).

Involved fees earner: Katharina Bojar – Baker McKenzie; Kilian Perroulaz – Baker McKenzie; Pascal Richard – Baker McKenzie; Cora Schmid – Baker McKenzie; Ramon Tissafi – Baker McKenzie; Léonard Aeschlimann Perales – Homburger; Daniel Hasler – Homburger; Tanja Niederer – Homburger; Nicola Togni – Homburger;

Law Firms: Baker McKenzie; Homburger;

Clients: Lightrock; South Pole Holding ;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler