Natixis expands its M&A advisory footprint through strategic investments in Fenchurch Advisory Partners in the UK, Vermilion Partners in China, and Clipperton in France
Natixis announced that it has agreed to make strategic investments in three flagship independent M&A boutiques, all of which are recognized as strong leaders in their respective market segment (Financial Services, China M&A and Technology respectively). The combined impact of these three investments on Natixis’ CET1 ratio is estimated at around 8bps.
Fenchurch was established in 2004 to serve the unique requirements for expert corporate finance advice to the financial services industry. Fenchurch develops long-term trusted advisory relationships with its clients, supporting them throughout cycles in identifying and pursuing strategic alternatives. Since inception, Fenchurch has advised on over 200 completed transactions with a combined value in excess of £150 billion.
Fenchurch has recently advised on a number of significant transactions including: Standard Life Aberdeen on the sale of its insurance business to Phoenix Group (2018); LV= on the sale of a 49% stake in its GI business to Allianz (2017); Axis Capital on its recommended cash offer for Novae Group (2017); AGER Bermuda, the holding company of Athene’s European operations, on its acquisition of Aegon Ireland (2017); RL360 on its acquisition of Friends Provident International from Aviva (2017); Standard Life on its recommended all-share merger with Aberdeen Asset Management (2017); AXA on the sale of its UK wealth management businesses (2016); L&G on the sale of Cofunds to Aegon (2016); and Investec on the sale of Kensington to Blackstone and TPG (2014).
Vermilion is a China-focused mergers and acquisitions firm with international operations. It provides cross-border transaction advice to leading multinational and Chinese companies. Vermilion advises clients seeking to establish or develop their businesses through mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings or organic growth.
Vermilion has advised on landmark transactions across a range of sectors, including: CSL’s acquisition of Wuhan Zhong Yuan Rui De Biologicals (2017), various disposals and partnerships for McDonalds (2011-13), Imperial Brands’ partnership with Yunnan and Tian Li International (2017), Diageo’s acquisition of Shuijngfang Group (2006-13), Constellation Brands partnership with VATS (2014), Tate&Lyle’s acquisition of Winway Biotechnology (2013), RBS’ joint venture with Guolian Securities (2011), and the acquisition of West Bromwich Albion Football Club on behalf of Yunyi Guokai (2016).
Clipperton is a European independent corporate finance advisory firm exclusively dedicated to the Technology & Internet industries, advising innovative companies on M&A transactions, debt financings and equity offerings. With offices in London, Paris, and Berlin and an international reach, Clipperton is a European leader in Technology financial advisory. Over the past 15 years, the team has successfully completed more than 230 high profile transactions globally.
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