- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Catella Sells Majority Stake in Fund Management Arm

- Advertisement -

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Swedish investment company Athanase Industrial Partner is acquiring a 70 percent-stake in Catella Fondförvaltning AB (CFF), the active and alternative asset management arm of Catella AB. Catella and Athanase also agreed on a strategic partnership to “assure good management of existing products while significantly raise the ambition level for new product launches.”

“I am pleased that we have found a strategic partner that can assure CFF’s future development while our remaining ownership enables continued distribution of new products,” Johan Claesson (pictured), Acting CEO at Catella, says in a press release. “Catella’s competence in the property segment and Athanase’s experience with further developing businesses set the stage for generating additional value for clients by means of new and innovative products in several different areas,” he adds. “As one example, we intend to offer real estate products to both private and institutional investors.”

Catella Fondförvaltning AB (CFF) has 13 active funds, four of which are members of the Nordic Hedge Index. The equity funds, hedge funds and fixed-income funds under the CFF umbrella had SEK 20.2 billion in assets under management at the end of the first quarter of 2020. Athanase acquires 70 percent of the shares of CFF for a cash consideration of SEK 126-154 million depending on CFF’s development until the transaction date. The completion of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory approval by Finansinspektionen in Sweden and CSSF in Luxembourg, which is expected to be obtained in the second half of this year. Catella has the right to sell and Athanase has the right to acquire the remaining 30 percent of the shares for a purchase price of SEK 60 million during January 2022.

Catella’s strategic partnership with Athanase is designed to create opportunities to further develop and enhance the client offering. According to the press release, “adding more alternative strategies will complement the product portfolio for existing clients while strengthening conditions for widening the client base towards larger institutional clients.” Stefan Charette of Athanase Industrial Partner says that “we already have a list of new products that we intend to start launching in the second half of this year.”

“In partnership with Catella, we will deploy Athanase’s industrial expertise to systematically simplify, reinforce and improve the company’s processes,” Charette says in the press release. “The sole purpose is to elevate the client experience and create the conditions for long-term and successful management. Catella and Athanase have the wide-ranging experience necessary to run commercial activities targeting various types of clients. With our combined skills and expertise, we will guarantee continuity and reliability.”

Picture courtesy of Catella AB.

Subscribe to HedgeBrev, HedgeNordic’s weekly newsletter, and never miss the latest news!

Our newsletter is sent once a week, every Friday.

Eugeniu Guzun
Eugeniu Guzun
Eugeniu Guzun serves as a data analyst responsible for maintaining and gatekeeping the Nordic Hedge Index, and as a journalist covering the Nordic hedge fund industry for HedgeNordic. Eugeniu completed his Master’s degree at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2018. Write to Eugeniu Guzun at eugene@hedgenordic.com

Latest Articles

Dial Up Return, Not Risk: The Z-Shift Framework

By Russell Korgaonkar and Graham Robertson – Man AHL: Over the past few years, we have written about how it is possible to build...

Charlie Munger’s Enduring Legacy Among Nordic Investors

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Charlie Munger will leave a legacy; his wit and wisdom will resonate across generations of investors, continuing to influence and benefit...

The Narrative Has Shifted

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Stock markets globally lost ground for three consecutive months starting in August, only to witness a recovery in November. Following a...

Global Assets Founder Shifts Focus

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Lars Semb Maalen-Johansen, the responsible fund manager of Global Assets Dynamic under the umbrella of Global Assets, is bidding farewell to...

Case Hedgefond Building Stability and Momentum

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Case Hedgefond, once a billion-dollar fund in the Nordic hedge fund industry, has undergone a restructuring process since being taken over...

Ex-QQM Duo Unveils Funds Under Meriti Umbrella

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Ola Björkmo and Jonas Sandefeldt, known for developing the systematic market-neutral strategy behind QQM Equity Hedge, are spearheading the launch of...

Allocator Interviews

Latest Articles

Man Institute Insights


Request for Proposal

- Advertisement -