Azure Capital announces partnership with Natixis
We are pleased to announce Azure Capital has entered into a partnership with Natixis, a French multinational financial services firm. Natixis is a subsidiary of Groupe BPCE, one of France’s largest financial groups and among the 30 largest financial institution’s globally (G-SIBs).
Over the last several years Natixis has entered into a number of similar arrangements in key geographies, resulting in a comprehensive ‘multi-boutique’ strategy. This unique arrangement enables Azure Capital to leverage Natixis’ extensive resources and global network as well as the capabilities of other member firms to provide increased access for our clients to global markets.
Importantly, Azure Capital will continue to be managed independently by the current Partners. We are particularly excited to be working alongside other leading regional boutiques, shown in the map below.
Natixis will make a 52% strategic investment in Azure Capital, which significantly expands their capabilities in the Australian M&A market. The investment is expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2019. Natixis’s current Australian operations consist of Natixis Australia Pty Ltd providing financing & capital markets solutions to its global clients and Natixis Investment Managers (a global multi-affiliate platform of independent investment managers).
In parallel to the investment, the existing Azure Consulting business will be separated as an independent firm owned by its Partners.
For further information, please refer to the press release