Macquarie Asset Management’s Acquisition of Roadchef

In UK Weil, Gotshal & Manges, White & Case, advised on the matter.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Macquarie Asset Management with a team including James MacArthur (Picture – Corporate M&A), Paul Hibbert (Finance).

White & Case advised Antin Infrastructure Partners with a team including Caroline Sherrell (Corporate M&A).

Macquarie Asset Management executed the acquisition of Roadchef from Antin Infrastructure Partners by one of its managed infrastructure funds.

Roadchef is a leading U.K. motorway service area (MSA) operator with 30 locations across the U.K. motorway network serving more than 52 million customers every year. As the only permitted commercial presence on motorways, MSAs provide essential services to motorists, including rest areas, toilets, food and beverage outlets, refueling/recharging facilities and accommodation.

Macquarie Asset Management is a global asset manager that aims to deliver positive impact for everyone. Trusted by institutions, pension funds, governments, and individuals to manage more than £403 billion in assets globally, we provide access to specialist investment expertise across a range of capabilities including infrastructure & renewables, real estate, agriculture & natural assets, asset finance, private credit, equities, fixed income and multi asset solutions.

Antin Infrastructure Partners is a leading private equity firm focused on infrastructure. With over €22 billion in assets under management across its Flagship, Mid Cap and NextGen investment strategies, Antin targets investments in the energy and environment, telecom, transport and social infrastructure sectors.

The Weil team was led by Private Equity Infrastructure partner James MacArthur (Picture) supported by counsel Thomas Fisher and associates Richard Wright and Alexandra Thams. Finance support was provided by Private Equity Infrastructure Finance partner Paul Hibbert and counsel Emma Serginson.

The White & Case team in London which advised on the transaction was led by partner Caroline Sherrell, with support from associates Heidi Blomqvist and Johanna Wagner.

Involved fees earner: Thomas Fisher – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Paul Hibbert – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; James MacArthur – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Emma Serginson – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Alexandra Thams – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Richard Wright – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Heidi Blomqvist – White & Case; Caroline Sherrell – White & Case; Johanna Wagner – White & Case;

Law Firms: Weil, Gotshal & Manges; White & Case;

Clients: Antin Infrastructure Partners; Macquarie Asset Management;

Author: Giulia Di Palma