Dexion Capital plc, the boutique investment bank, has brought its joint-venture corporate finance business, Katalyst Partners LLP, fully in-house.
The addition of a corporate finance department completes Dexion Capital’s transition to a boutique investment bank focusing on the distribution of alternative funds and the provision of advisory services to the asset management industry.
The corporate finance team, led by Ravi Anand, previously a Managing Partner at Katalyst Partners LLP, will continue to undertake merger and acquisition activities in the asset management industry, as well as advising on fund transactions. Ravi also joins Dexion Capital plc’s board.
Founded in July 2000 Dexion has raised more than USD9.3 billion of capital for a broad range of alternative investment vehicles and advisory mandates over the last eleven years. Yesterday it was announced that Dexion Capital plc had, as Joint Placing Agents on behalf of Carador Income Fund Plc, raised approximately USD75 million through a placing of C Shares. This comes in addition to the April completion of the IPO as joint book runner of NB Global Floating Rate Income Fund, raising USD507 million. The year has also seen Dexion’s appointment as corporate broker for two funds in the listed alternative investment sector.
Ana Haurie (pictured), Group Managing Director of Dexion Capital, says: “Our long-held strategy has been to grow Dexion to ensure that we have the expertise and infrastructure to provide a top calibre, focused service to investors and fund managers alike. Dexion’s talents in the alternative investment sector and their policy of investor led innovation are already well recognized. We are pleased to welcome Ravi and his team to help strengthen this service yet further.”