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Alantra AM acquires 49% stake in debt manager Indigo

Friday, October 16, 2020

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Asset manager and credit advisory firm Alantra has completed the acquisition of a 49 percent stake in Indigo Capital SAS, a pan-European private debt asset manager. No financial terms were disclosed.

The acquisition of a strategic interest in Indigo is a new milestone in Alantra's strategy of becoming a leading pan-European diversified asset manager offering a wide range of investment strategies (direct investments, fund of funds, co-investments, and secondaries) in six highly specialized asset management classes (private equity, active funds, private debt, infrastructure, real estate, and venture capital), said a press note.

Headquartered in Paris, Indigo specializes as a player in the alternative finance market specializing in the financing of small and medium-sized European businesses worth between EUR20-300 million through a combination of private bonds and preferred equity.

Since inception, the firm's seven investment professionals have completed over 50 investments for a total value of more than EUR800 million across France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the UK.

The investment in Indigo Capital follows the incorporation of Grupo Mutua as its strategic partner to support the firm's ambition of building a diversified asset management business.

Through its existing teams and the strategic stake in Indigo Capital, Alantra and its affiliates will have over EUR1 billion of assets under management covering different priv......................

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