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Hudson acquires Northern Shipping, expands platform for shipping and transport investment funds

Monday, May 23, 2022

Opalesque Geneva:

Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. (HSCM) has expanded its transportation alternative investment platform by acquiring the key business assets of Northern Shipping Fund Management LLC (NSF).

HSCM is a manager of reinsurance, insurtech and transport assets. NSF is an alternative capital provider to the shipping industry, employing an asset-based approach to maritime lending for more than 15 years.

The combined platform will manage shipping and transport investments across the capital structure and will have AuM and capital commitments of more than $1 billion. This brings HSCM's firm-level AuM and capital commitments above $4 billion.

The combined HSCM transport team will collaborate on market opportunities for both NSF and HSCM funds, says the announcement. The platform will offer greater asset scale, investor reach, operational efficiencies, and product offerings. By leveraging both teams - NSF's existing practices and expertise and HSCM's existing platform and specialized infrastructure - the expanded manager will be able to provide enhanced investment origination, structuring, and management.

The HSCM transport and maritime teams will continue to operate out of HSCM's Stamford, CT offices.

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