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Challenger’s funds management division to acquire 100% of Dexion Capital

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Robin Bowie
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

Australian boutique firm Fidante Partners is to acquire 100% of British alternatives investment group Dexion Capital, as part of the former's plan to increase its European footprint. Completion is expected to take place this month, subject to final pre-completion steps.

Dexion, an employee-owned alternatives investment business launched in 2000 and based in London, is focused on the design, management and distribution of alternative asset strategies through private and public capital markets. Its distribution business has raised more than US$18 billion in partnership with specialist investment firms and a wide range of investors.

Sydney-based Fidante Partners, established in 2005, has around A$45.1 billion (US$33.5 billion) in FuM. It invests in and forms long-term alliances with investment professionals to create, grow and support specialist, boutique funds management businesses. It has about 14 investment managers under its wing. It is a division of Challenger Ltd, an Australian investment management firm with more than A$60.4 billion (US$45 billion) in AuM and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

The acquisition substantially expands Fidante’s presence in Europe where it already holds interests in UK-based alternative asset managers, ......................

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