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Ashley Bento is an associate in the Corporate department of Appleby’s Bermuda office.

Ashley joined Appleby in 2019 as a trainee and became an Associate in September 2021. She has developed a broad practice within the Corporate department. Ashley’s experience includes working on refinancings and corporate finance.

Work Highlights

  • GLOBAL ATLANTIC, Advised Global Atlantic Financial Group in the $2.7 billion sale of its remaining 37% stake to KKR, increasing KKR’s ownership to 100%;
  • Appleby Bermuda advised in connection with the $13.3 billion take-private acquisition of Bermuda-based Triton International Limited (Triton) by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P (BIP) through BIP’s subsidiary Brookfield Infrastructure Corporation (BIPC) and its institutional partners (Brookfield Infrastructure);
  • COINZOOM, INC., Advised CoinZoom, Inc. on its application for a Class M Digital Asset Business licence pursuant to the Digital Asset Business Act 2018;
  • ST ENERGY TRANSITION I LTD. – Appleby acted as Bermuda counsel to ST Energy Transition I Ltd. (the “Company”) on its USD250 million ESG-related SPAC IPO on the New York Stock Exchange targeting energy transition and clean energy technology;
  • SANTACRUZ SILVER MINING LTD. – Appleby acted as Bermuda counsel to Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (“Santacruz”), a Canadian mining company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, in connection with its acquisition of a portfolio of Bolivian silver mining assets (“Assets”) from Glencore by way of a share purchase agreement (“Agreement”).

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Qualifications & Education

  • Bermuda College (Associates Degree)
  • University of Greenwich, London (LLB Hons)
  • BPP University, Holborn London (LPC)

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