LRQA’s Acquisition of Interest in ELEVATE

Baker McKenzie advised EQT on the transaction while Goodwin represented ELEVATE.

EQT executed the sale of its interest in ELEVATE, a leading provider of ESG and supply chain services to LRQA, a global assurance provider, via its EQT Mid Market Fund.

Under EQT Private Equity’s tenure, ELEVATE has developed into a differentiated market leading platform which can support customers across their entire responsible sourcing and supply chain ESG management journey with a footprint across more than 100 countries.

The Baker McKenzie team was led by M&A/Private Equity Partners Robert Wright (Picture) and Tracy Wut. The other lawyers in the cross-practice team include Vivian Choi, James Adams, Jacqui Song and Darren Lam from the M&A/Private Equity team and Tom Jenkins and Vivian Tsang from the Competition team.

The Goodwin team is led by Douglas Freeman and Edwin Chan, and included Ingram Cheung, Gabriel Lee, Cynthia Ang and Anne Stroude (Corporate); Daniel Lindsey, Shuwen Zeng, Timothy Lam and Horine Ye (Finance); Daniel Karelitz, Sarah Bock, Katie Leah and Benjamin Gossels (Tax); and Simone Waterbury (Antitrust).

Involved fees earner: James Adams – Baker McKenzie; Vivian Choi – Baker McKenzie; Tom Jenkins – Baker McKenzie; Darren Lam – Baker McKenzie; Jacqui Song – Baker McKenzie; Vivian Tsang – Baker McKenzie; Robert Wright – Baker McKenzie; Tracy Wut – Baker McKenzie; Cynthia Ang – Goodwin Procter; Sarah Bock – Goodwin Procter; Edwin Chan – Goodwin Procter; Ingram Cheung – Goodwin Procter; Douglas Freeman – Goodwin Procter; Benjamin Gossels – Goodwin Procter; Daniel Karelitz – Goodwin Procter; Timothy Lam – Goodwin Procter; Katie Leah – Goodwin Procter; Gabriel Lee – Goodwin Procter; Daniel Lindsey – Goodwin Procter; Anne Stroude – Goodwin Procter; Simone Waterbury – Goodwin Procter; Horine Ye – Goodwin Procter; Shuwen Zeng – Goodwin Procter;

Law Firms: Baker McKenzie; Goodwin Procter;

Clients: ELEVATE; EQT Ventures;