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 closed on June 29.
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 Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and energy infrastructure. Alerian licenses its indices to third parties for the creation of investment vehicles, such as Exchange Traded Products.
Aretex Capital Partners is a global private equity firm focused on investments primarily in North America and Europe. Aretex works in partnership with entrepreneurs and management teams with proven track records of success and seeks to create value by helping businesses drive sustainable growth and access international markets.
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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