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Catella acquire majority stake in Aquila Asset Management - ABG

Catella signs agreement to acquire 60% of Aquila Group
Acquisition boosts AUM base by 11%
Expect EBIT to shareholders to increase by ~4% for 2024-25e

Catella acquires 60% of Aquila Group

Catella has announced that they have signed an agreement to acquire 60% of the shares in Aquila Asset Management SAS (Aquila Group) for EUR 9.6m (SEK ~111m). Aquila Group is a French company, consisting of both Aquila Asset Management, founded in 2010, and the real estate investment fund management company Axipit Real Estate Partners, founded in 2021. The company offers solutions to both professional and retail investors. The acquisition adds EUR 1.4bn (SEK ~16.2bn) in AuM and the acquisition is financed by Catella’s own capital. The shares are acquired from local management who will remain minority shareholders. The sellers can be entitled to an additional EUR 1m (SEK ~11.6m) if specific criterias are met. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval, and expected to close during H2’23.
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