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  • Date Announced
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  • European Capital Fund Management Ltd
  • LGT Capital Partners Ltd
  • Credit
  • March 3, 2017
  • $740 Million

Seller Details

European Capital, through its asset management business, provides senior debt, unitranche, subordinated debt and equity co-investments to small and mid-size companies headquartered predominantly in Europe. European Capital is a wholly owned affiliate of American Capital, Ltd (recently acquired by a subsidiary of Ares Capital Corporation). 

Buyer Details

LGT Capital Partners is a leading alternative investment specialist with over USD 55 billion in assets under management and more than 450 institutional clients in 36 countries. An international team of over 370 professionals is responsible for managing a wide range of investment programs focusing on private markets, liquid alternatives and multi-asset class solutions. Headquartered in Pfaeffikon (SZ), Switzerland, the firm has offices in New York, Dublin, London, Vaduz, Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney.

Transaction Summary

The transaction is expected to strengthen LGT Capital Partners’ investment competency in private markets and further enhance its alternative investment product offering. Clients will benefit from access to European private debt solutions with a strong track record. As part of the transaction, LGT Capital Partners will also be a syndicate investor in two private debt funds managed by European Capital.
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