Equistone Partners acquires majority stake in Portugal's Gardengate from Crest Capital Partners

Posted Wednesday, October 20th 2021
Equistone Partners acquires majority stake in Portugal's Gardengate from Crest Capital Partners

Mid-market private equity firm Equistone Partners Europe has acquired a majority stake in Portuguese aluminum gate and door manufacturer Gardengate from Crest Capital Partners, which will maintain a minority stake in the company.

Goodwin and CMS Portugal advised Equistone Partners Europe (“Equistone”) in the acquisition of a majority stake in Gardengate, one of the leading European manufacturers of aluminum gates and doors.

To advise Equistone, CMS Portugal had a multidisciplinary team led by the partners Francisco Xavier de Almeida, Corporate M&A and Banking and Finance and Patrick Dewerbe, Tax, in which also participated: Susana Estêvão Gonçalves (Fiscal); David Apolónia and Miguel Santos Ferreira (Corporate M&A); Catarina Arriaga Sampaio and Afonso Elias (Banking and Finance).

On the commercial front, Garrigues advised Crest Capital Partners, led by partner Mário Lino Dias (Corporate M&A) and with the participation of: Rafaela Reina and Pedro Callapez (Corporate M&A); Fernando Castro Silva and José Diogo Mègre Pires (Inspector). Lenders were advised by Mayer Brown and Garrigues with the participation of Susana Pimenta de Sousa, Miguel Pimentel, Pedro Lemos Carvalho and Inês Freire de Andrade.