Global growth equity investor General Atlantic plans to buy global investment firm Actis in a move that will create a $96 billion diversified global investment platform, the companies revealed Jan. 16.
Actis, a firm with roughly $12.5 billion in assets under management and more than $25 billion in capital raised since inception, backs structural themes that support long-term, equitable growth in critical infrastructure across the energy-transition, digital-transition and supply-chain transformation. General Atlantic was founded in 1980 and has deployed more than $60 billion in global growth companies. In addition to its flagship growth-equity strategy, the firm’s investing activities span credit and climate solutions.
Under the terms of the agreement, Actis will become the sustainable infrastructure arm within General Atlantic’s global-investment platform, adding sustainable infrastructure as a distinct, complementary offering alongside General Atlantic’s existin