2015

Year

Financial Services

Sector

Dexion Capital Holdings

Client

Fidante Partners (Challenger Limited)

Acquired By

Dexion Capital Holdings / Fidante Partners (Challenger Limited)

Cavendish Corporate Finance, the UK’s leading sell-side mid-market M&A firm, has advised on the sale of Dexion Capital Holdings Limited, a leading London and Guernsey based alternatives business, to Fidante Partners, the boutique funds management division of Challenger Limited, an ASX-listed Australian investment management company.

Established in 2000, Dexion Capital focuses on the distribution of a range of alternative assets, managed by high quality asset managers, to a broad group of investors through both private and public capital markets. Since its inception the company has raised more than $18 billion from 110 transactions in partnership with leading investment firms and a wide group of investors across the UK and Europe. Today, Dexion operates as an alternatives specialist for investors and issuers in an expanding, multi-trillion pound alternative assets industry.

The acquisition substantially expands Fidante Partners’ presence in Europe where it already holds interests in UK-based alternative asset managers, including global infrastructure investor Whitehelm Capital and asset-backed security specialist, WyeTree Asset Management.

Cavendish Corporate Finance, which advised the shareholders of Dexion, has a wealth of experience in the financial services sector. Previous transactions include advising on the sale or fundraising for leading companies such as: Freedom Finance Holdings Limited, World First UK Limited and SME Invoice Finance Limited. Cavendish completed 20 transactions in 2014 and this is the firm’s 14th deal so far this year.

Peter Gray, Partner and head of the financial services team at Cavendish Corporate Finance who led on the deal, commented:

“Dexion is a first class operator in the fast growing alternative assets market and in Fidante Partners, it has found the perfect partner to facilitate the globalisation of the combined business. Dexion is the 14th transaction on which Cavendish has advised thus far in 2015 and following hard on the heels of our recently announced sale of Resolution Property, the leading property investment company, to Chinese conglomerate Fosun, this deal continues the trend of high quality UK financial services businesses attracting interest from overseas acquirers.”

Key Contacts

Lord Leigh of Hurley

Senior Partner & Deputy Chairman finnCap Group

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Peter Gray

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Jon Edirmanasinghe

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