Alantra acquires strategic stake in Indigo Capital

Alantra has completed the acquisition of a 49 per cent stake in Indigo Capital SAS (Indigo), a pan-European private debt asset manager.

Based in Paris, Indigo is an independent, established player in the alternative finance market specialising in the financing of small and medium-sized European businesses worth between EUR20-300 million through a combination of private bonds and preferred equity. Since inception, the firm’s seven investment professionals have completed over 50 investments for a total value of more than EUR800 million across France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the UK.

The investment in Indigo Capital represents yet another step in the growth plan of Alantra AM, and follows the incorporation of Grupo Mutua as its strategic partner to support the firm’s ambition of building a diversified pan-European asset management business.

Through its existing teams and the strategic stake in Indigo Capital, Alantra and its affiliates will have over EUR1 billion of assets under management covering different private debt strategies, including senior debt, unitranche and private bond solutions to corporates and long-term flexible financing for real estate companies. The different teams actively cover seven European markets.