ORIX Corporation Europe N.V.’s Majority Stake Acquisition In Gravis Capital Management Ltd

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised ORIX Corporation Europe N.V. on its acquisition of a 70% stake in Gravis Capital Management Ltd.

Headquartered in Japan, ORIX Corporation is an international financial services group and a multi-faceted asset management business. It established ORIX Corporation UK Limited in the U. K. in 2018 with a focus on renewable energy and infrastructure related investments in Europe.

Gravis is an alternative asset management company which manages funds investing primarily in the U.K. infrastructure, renewable energy and real estate sectors, with a significant ESG focus. Gravis currently acts as investment manager or advisor for six funds: three closed-ended listed funds and three open-ended funds with in excess of £2.9 billion in assets under management.

With the backing of ORIX, Gravis intends to grow its franchise and broaden its investment platform into Europe to serve the demand for investments in private assets and responsible investing.

The Herbert Smith Freehills team was led by Head of Global M&A Gavin Davies (Picture) and corporate funds partner Stephen Newby, senior associate Heidi Gallagher, and associates Claire Bamford and Richard Brown.

Involved fees earner: Claire Bamford – Herbert Smith Freehills; Richard Brown – Herbert Smith Freehills; Gavin Davies – Herbert Smith Freehills; Heidi Gallagher – Herbert Smith Freehills; Stephen Newby – Herbert Smith Freehills;

Law Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills;

Clients: ORIX Corporation;