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Quattrex Sports selects EFA for fund administration

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Quattrex Sports has chosen European Fund Administration (EFA) for the administration and transfer agency of its alternative investment product Quattrex SCA, SICAV-FIS.

The partnership aims to offer investors a choice of sub-funds investing in professional German and more generally European football clubs, featuring an array of investment objectives.
 
This first-of-a-series sub-fund provides mezzanine financing to professional football clubs primarily within the first three levels of the Bundesliga to increase their financial capabilities as well as to strengthen their sportive competitiveness, especially promotion or qualification for international competition. In football, sports success correlates heavily with all substantial revenue streams – media revenues, ticketing, sponsoring and merchandising.
 
The invested clubs are affiliated with the German Football Association and are subject to supervision of Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL), the organiser of professional German football. The main function of the DFL is to enable a clean and fair competition. Every licensed club has to pass a strict and elaborate examination process, the so-called “Lizenzierungsverfahren”, in which financial and infrastructural conditions are reviewed.
 
For investors, the return on investment consists of two components: a fixed return of 6 to 7 per cent; and a variable return/upside which is linked to the sportive performance of the club and therefore the respective increase of media revenue.
 
The investment adviser has achieved a two-digit interest payment per annum since 2005.

Tobias Schlauch, managing director and co-founder of Quattrex-Sports, says: “Quattrex – as initiator and investment adviser of the fund – is proud to present a proven and successful business model which is embedded in a regulated Luxembourg fund structure (AIFM regulated), supported by professional partners and third party service providers. This sophisticated structure, in combination with a dynamic growing soccer market enables investors high security standards and sustainable return on invest.”
 
Thomas Seale, CEO of EFA, adds: “EFA is pleased to welcome Quattrex Sports AG as a client. This delegation confirms our strong positioning as an independent player and partner to bring innovative products to the market. Our constant interaction with our client base has helped us to understand market needs and develop tailor-made solutions.” 

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