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DWS and Tikehau partner up for alternative investments

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

German asset manager DWS Group and French financial group Tikehau Capital agreed to collaborate on alternative investments.

The two asset managers have agreed to enter into a strategic alliance, deepening their relationship following Tikehau's participation in the initial public offering of DWS in March 2018. With the agreement, the two asset managers aim to identify and develop various business opportunities.

Nicolas Moreau, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of DWS Group said: "This is an important alliance aligned fully to our ambition to expand our presence further in the Alternatives asset class, an area where we see sharply increasing interest from clients.

DWS and Tikehau Capital intend to launch a joint alternatives product and platforms focusing on private equity and non-listed infrastructure opportunities in 2019, said a press release.

DWS, a money manager with $794 billion in assets under management, will cross-invest in Tikehau's subordinated financial debt strategy, planned special-situations strategy and other funds.

Other initiatives include collaborating on identifying funds for potential distribution through the companies' respective channels and seeking to find and consider co-investment opportunities for funds managed by either DWS or Tikehau, it said.

The two asset managers will start their alliance immediately. All cooperation initiatives will be subject to both companies' legal, regulat......................

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