Global investment manager, First Sentier Investors has competed its acquisition of a majority stake in boutique European alternative credit manager AlbaCore Capital Group (AlbaCore), having received all relevant regulatory approvals for the deal.
Mark Steinberg, CEO of First Sentier Investors, said that the completion of First Sentier Investors’ majority investment into a strategic partnership with AlbaCore diversifies the range of investment capabilities it can offer to clients, aligning with the firm’s corporate strategy to accelerate growth.
Headquartered in London, with a presence in Dublin, AlbaCore has capabilities spanning various parts of the corporate credit spectrum including private credit, CLOs, liquid credit and structured credit in Europe. Its partnership with First Sentier Investors will enhance AlbaCore’s growth prospects by expanding market access to its expertise and deepening its product offering.
AlbaCore will operate with investment autonomy with no change to its operations, teams, office locations or brand. The senior team at AlbaCore will maintain a minority ownership stake in the business and will continue to invest capital into funds alongside First Sentier Investors.