Euro Private Equity acquires Dahlia Partners and accelerates Growth

Paris, France, May 12, 2014

Euro Private Equity announced the acquisition of Dahlia Partners, which has been renamed Euro Private Equity France, and becomes one of the major players on the private equity advisory segment in Europe.

Euro Private Equity now manages more than €2bn in assets mainly in the form of dedicated mandates for European institutional and private clients. The team, led by Eric Deram, Benoit de Kerleau and Marc-Antoine Voisard, comprises 14 employees based in Paris and Geneva.

Euro Private Equity will continue to capitalize on its experience, knowledge and quality service to focus on a single business line: the customized selection of co-investment and secondary funds and solutions on the small and mid-caps segments.

Natixis Global Asset Management’s backing of Euro Private Equity allows the latter to bolster its control procedures (risk, compliance, legal) and reinforce its structures within a more rigid regulatory context, while accelerating its development capabilities, and maintaining total independence in terms of management and traditional investment products.

An Accelerated Growth Dynamic

With this transaction and Natixis’ support, Euro Private Equity increases its strike force and becomes one of the major European players on the private equity sector. This new phase provides an opportunity to fast-track its growth and development.

Eric Deram added, “We now form one single unit with complementary skills. Being attentive to investors is at the heart of our approach, and our development will hinge both on creating new dedicated mandates as well as launching funds dedicated to niche strategies, particularly secondary and co-investment.”

“With €2bn in assets under management, we have doubled our strike force. We currently have over €1bn to invest over the next four years, and as such, we offer institutional investors access to the market’s best funds that are limited to a certain number of investors.”

Euro Private Equity is an investment advisor specializing in Private Equity, Mezzanine and Infrastructure for international institutional and private investors. With €2bn in assets under management, Euro Private Equity provides selection and management services for private equity, infrastructure, mezzanine, secondary and co-investment funds. Euro Private Equity manages investments in 200 private equity, mezzanine and infrastructure funds. Euro Private Equity is a subsidiary of Natixis Global Asset Management.

Natixis Global Asset Management Private Equity is a private equity operator for third-party investors. It offers alternative investment solutions and has almost €5.1bn under management. This activity includes Euro Private Equity (€2bn) European fund-in-funds and investment advice, Naxicap Partners (€1.4bn, capital development and transmission), Seventure Partners (€524m, private equity), Alliance Entreprendre (€159m, capital development and transmission), Caspian Private Equity ($1.4bn, American fund-in-funds and investment advice) and Eagle Asia Partners ($200m, Asian fund-in-funds and investment advice).

Natixis Global Asset Management is one of the 15 largest asset managers in the world based on assets under management*. Its affiliated asset management companies provide investment products that seek to enhance and protect the wealth and retirement assets of both institutional and individual investor clients. Its proprietary distribution network helps package and deliver its affiliates’ products around the world. Natixis Global Asset Management brings together the expertise of multiple specialised investment managers based in Europe, the United States and Asia to offer a wide spectrum of equity, fixed-income and alternative investment strategies. Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Global Asset Management’s assets under management totalled €652.9 billion at 31 March 2014**. Natixis Global Asset Management is part of Natixis.

*Source: Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2013 ranked Natixis Global Asset Management as the 15th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management at December 31, 2012.

** Source: Natixis Global Asset Management.

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