Ropes & Gray advised Aretex Capital Partners, a global private equity firm, in its acquisition of Alerian, the market leading provider of energy infrastructure indices and market intelligence. The transaction was announced on May 22 and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.
Alerian, based in Dallas, Texas, develops and maintains a series of indices for the energy sector and equips investors to make informed decisions about investments in energy infrastructure. Alerian licenses its indices to third parties for the creation of investment vehicles, such as Exchange Traded Products.
The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity partner Garrett Charon, tax partner James Brown, investment management partner James Thomas, benefits partner Joshua Lichtenstein, private investment funds partner Amanda Persaud and IP transactions partner Edward Black.
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