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Natixis acquires UK credit specialist MV Credit

BBR Staff Writer Published 27 June 2018

Natixis Investment Managers has expanded its private debt capabilities with the acquisition of UK-based credit specialist, MV Credit.

Established in 2000, MV Credit is an independently managed private credit firm that focuses on upper mid-cap private debt.

Natixis Investment Managers CEO Jean Raby said: “The combination of MV Credit’s proven track record, experienced management team, and strong expertise in subordinated and senior debts will make a substantial contribution to our European real assets range.”

With an established management team in the private credit space, MV Credit invests in senior and subordinated debt across Europe, helping to target non-cyclical, defensive industries and regions.

The acquisition will allow Natixis Investment Managers to further expand its European real assets range and provide investors with access to a wide range of strategies in private equity, private debt, real estate, and infrastructure.

MV Credit, which will remain fully autonomous, will provide access to Natixis Investment Managers’ centralised global distribution capabilities.

Natixis said the existing management team will continue to lead the acquired business as a partnership and there will be no changes to its operations, branding and staffing or investment strategies.

MV Credit CEO Frederic Nadal said: “The multiaffiliate model offers tremendous growth opportunities, allowing us to access a truly global distribution network and the support of a large financial services group while retaining our full autonomy and our singular focus on maximising returns for our investors.”

With over $1 trillion assets under management, Natixis Investment Managers serves financial professionals to construct portfolios.

The firm applies active thinking to deliver proactive solutions to help clients pursue better outcomes in all markets.

Natixis, a parent firm of Natixis Investment Managers, is the international corporate and investment banking, asset management, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE.

With over 21,000 employees, Natixis manages four business lines, including asset and wealth management, corporate and investment banking, insurance and specialized financial services.

Image: Natixis Investment Managers has acquired credit specialist MV Credit. Photo: courtesy of rawpixel / Unsplash.