Tikehau Capital joins forces with Financière Agache, Jean-Pierre Mustier and Diego De Giorgi to sponsor a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) focused on the European financial services sector
Tikehau Capital, the global alternative asset management group, today announces its intention to sponsor a first Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), which will focus on the European financial services sector.
Since its inception in 2004, Tikehau Capital has built a strong track-record of backing high-quality companies through equity or debt financing. Investment vehicles like SPACs are a natural extension of Tikehau Capital’s existing investment expertise, and the Group aims to leverage its global network, origination capacity and strong equity base to sponsor value-creating projects, starting with a first SPAC that will focus on European financial services related businesses, with a primary focus on scalable platforms offering strong profit growth potential.
This initiative will leverage the recognized industry expertise, deal sourcing and execution capabilities of its four founding sponsors. Jean-Pierre Mustier and Diego De Giorgi, two of Europe’s most experienced bankers, will be the operating partners of the company. Financière Agache and Tikehau Capital, as strategic and financial sponsors, will bring meaningful resources and support to the company. Targets will be aligned to four financial services areas undergoing an accelerated transformation: traditional and alternative asset management platforms, innovative financial technology firms, insurance and insurance related services and diversified financial services companies with strong customer propositions in attractive segments. Financière Agache and Tikehau Capital’s founders and investment teams have already collaborated on several deals across various strategies and sectors.
An affiliate of Financière Agache has been a shareholder of Tikehau Capital for the last 15 years. Jean- Pierre Mustier was a partner of Tikehau Capital from January 2015 to July 2016 and has worked closely with Diego De Giorgi on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions for over a decade. The four sponsors plan to invest collectively a minimum of 10 per cent of the initial amount raised and to commit to enter into a substantial forward purchase agreement.
About Tikehau Capital
Tikehau Capital is a global alternative asset management group with €28.5 billion of assets under management (as of 31 December 2020). This company has developed a wide range of expertise across four asset classes (private debt, real assets, private equity and capital markets strategies) as well as multi-asset and special opportunities strategies. Tikehau Capital is a founder led team with a differentiated business model, a strong balance sheet, proprietary global deal flow and a track-record of backing high quality companies and executives. Deeply rooted in the real economy, Tikehau Capital provides bespoke and innovative alternative financing solutions to companies it invests in and seeks to create long-term value for its investors, while generating positive impacts on society. Leveraging its strong equity base (€2.8 billion of shareholders’ equity as of 30 June 2020), the firm invests its own capital alongside its investor-clients within each of its strategies. Controlled by its managers alongside leading institutional partners, Tikehau Capital is guided by a strong entrepreneurial spirit and DNA, shared by its 570 employees (as of 30 June 2020) across its 11 offices in Europe, Asia and North America.
Tikehau Capital is listed in compartment A of the regulated Euronext Paris market (ISIN code: FR0013230612; Ticker: TKO.FP).
For more information, please visit www.tikehaucapital.com.