Costa Smith

Senior Associate

Costa Smith

London

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  • A consortium of Arcus Infrastructure Partners and GLIL Infrastructure Partners on the leveraged buyout of Smart Meter Assets 1 Ltd, an energy infrastructure provider, from Brookfield Infrastructure Partners by way of an auction sale*
  • The United Kingdom Cabinet Office on the £380m sale of Axelos Limited (in joint venture with Capita Plc) to PeopleCert International*
  • KKH Property Investors on its €205m forward sale of Sol HTL (which owns property to be converted into a 200-room hotel operated under the EDITION brand of Marriott International) to Archer Hotel Capital (a vehicle jointly owned by GIC and APG Asset Management)*
  • An infrastructure fund in its club bid for MapleCo, a smart-metering firm, sold by a consortium of SSE, OMERS and OTPP by way of an auction sale*
  • Dalmore Capital on its £1.9bn acquisition of Cadent Gas (as part of a consortium including Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, China Investment Corporation, the Qatar Investment Authority, Allianz Capital Partners and Hermes Investment Management)*
  • Dalmore Capital on the divestment of its interests in the Civis PFI/PPP Infrastructure Fund to joint venture partner PGGM (the asset manager of the Dutch healthcare pension scheme PFZW)*
  • Redefine Properties on its €1.2bn acquisition of a portfolio of real estate assets in Poland by way of the purchase of a 75% stake in Dutch property vehicle Echo Prime Properties*
  • Timico Group (a portfolio company of Horizon Capital LLP) on the acquisition of Atos IT Outsourcing UK Limited from Atos*
  • Arcus Infrastructure Partners on the leveraged buyout of Foresight Metering Management Limited, a smart meter infrastructure provider, from the Foresight Group by way of an auction sale*
  • Dalmore Capital on its £1.4bn acquisition of John Laing Infrastructure Fund (as part of a joint venture with Equitix Investment Management)*
  • Endless LLP on the sale of Trustmarque to Capita Plc*
  • The shareholders of McNicholas on the sale of McNicholas to the Kier Group*
  • Endless LLP on the sale of Liberata to Outsourcing Inc.*
  • CFFI Ventures on its series of co-investments in United Kingdom clearing bank ClearBank*
  • Sovereign Capital on the sale of Cordium to European Capital*
  • HarbourVest Partners, Columbia Capital, Innova Capital, M/C Partners and other shareholders of GTS, a Central and Eastern European infrastructure-based telecommunications service provider, on the €546m sale of GTS to Deutsche Telekom AG*
  • Bessemer Venture Partners on its successful investment in United Kingdom cloud-based call-centre software provider NewVoiceMedia Ltd*

* Prior to joining Baker Botts