PLMJ provided legal advice to Ardian Infrastructure, a private
investment fund, on the acquisition of shareholdings held by the
Ascendi. The PLMJ team was led by Diogo Perestrelo, the partner who
heads PLMJ M&A. The team also included André Figueiredo,
the partner who heads PLMJ Capital Markets, Elsa Pizarro Pardal, of
counsel from PLMJ M&A, Marisa Larguinho, a senior associate
from PLMJ Capital Markets, and Guilherme Seabra Galante, an
associate from PLMJ M&A.
Through this deal, the Ardian Group acquired the whole of the
share capital of the companies Ascendi PT and Ascendi PT II. In
turn, these companies hold five motorway concessions: Ascendi
Greater Lisbon, Ascendi Costa de Prata, Ascendi Beira Litoral and
Beira Alta, Ascendi Norte, and Ascendi Greater Porto. In the same
transaction, the Ardian Group also acquired three service and
maintenance companies that are instrumental to these concessions,
and a reference shareholding in Via Verde.
These acquisitions are part of a transaction which, besides the
assets mentioned, may include the acquisition of three other
Ardian manages one of the world's largest investment funds.
This fund is the largest in Europe and manages around EUR 60
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