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General Atlantic Adds Sustainable Infrastructure Strategy, As Actis Joins Platform To Create A $96 Billion AUM Diversified Global Investor

Category: Transactions Year: 2024
NEW YORK & LONDON – January 16, 2024 – General Atlantic, a leading global growth investor, and Actis, a leading global investor in sustainable infrastructure, today announce that the firms have entered into a definitive agreement under which General Atlantic will acquire Actis, creating a diversified, global investment platform with approximately $96 billion in combined assets under management (“AUM”).

With approximately $12.5 billion in AUM, Actis has a track record of delivering competitive returns for institutional investors and positive impact for the countries, cities, and communities in which it operates.

Actis, a firm with more than 140 investment professionals across its 17 global offices and over $25 billion in capital raised since inception, backs structural themes that support long-term, equitable growth in critical infrastructure across the energy transition, digital transition, and supply chain transformation.

Under the terms of the agreement, Actis will become the sustainable infrastructure arm within General Atlantic’s global investment platform. Actis will continue to be led by its Chairman and Senior Partner, Torbjorn Caesar, and will retain independence over its investment decisions and processes with its funds operating under the existing Actis brand.

General Atlantic was founded in 1980 and has deployed more than $60 billion in global growth companies. In addition to its flagship growth equity strategy, the firm’s investing activities span credit and climate solutions.

Together, Actis and General Atlantic will be uniquely positioned to unlock opportunities for investors that lie at the intersection of the energy transition, digitization, and the shift in economic dynamism to growth markets and beyond. Furthermore, this partnership reinforces Actis and General Atlantic’s similar cultures and investment philosophies.

Campbell Lutyens' GP Capital Advisory team is delighted to have acted as sell-side advisor to Actis for this landmark transaction with General Atlantic. You can read the full press release here.