Patria Investments Completes Acquisition of Private Equity Solutions Business from abrdn and Expands Its Global Private Markets Capabilities

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, April 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patria Investments (“Patria”) (NASDAQ: PAX), a global alternative asset manager and industry leader in Latin America, confirmed today that it has completed the previously announced carve-out acquisition of a private equity solutions business (“abrdn Private Equity”) from abrdn Inc. (“abrdn”). The acquired platform, together with Patria’s existing global private markets vehicles, will form a new vertical – Global Private Markets Solutions (“GPMS”), with an aggregate Fee Earning AUM (“FEAUM”) of over $10 billion. This vertical will further develop Patria’s capabilities to serve clients as a gateway to private markets on a global scale.

Marco D’Ippolito, Head of GPMS said: “We are thrilled to bring this transaction to a close and launch this new growth engine for Patria’s investment platform. Merrick and his team have built a great business with complementary strategies and a respected track record, and we believe they can thrive in leveraging Patria’s platform as we grow together.”

Tailored client solutions and drawdown funds consisting of primaries, secondaries and co-investment strategies have grown into a major component of the private markets ecosystem. Primaries offer diversified exposure for investors and provide underlying general partners with an important source of anchor capital, while secondaries and co-investment strategies can provide investors with enhanced return profiles and improved portfolio management. Secondaries and co-investment strategies in particular have shown impressive growth in recent years, with global AUM growing at a CAGR of 16% and 21% respectively from 2019 to 2022.

The acquired solutions business, with a team of more than 50 employees, manages over $8 billion of Fee Earning AUM across the aforementioned strategies through drawdown funds, a listed private equity trust and separately managed accounts, with investment exposure primarily to the European and US middle market. With an impressive performance track record over 15 years, the business has built a loyal global client base, and has current investment relationships with more than 150 general partners.

Merrick McKay, Head of GPMS Private Equity, said: “We are delighted to be the cornerstone platform in Patria’s new Global Private Markets Solutions strategy vertical, recognizing that this is Patria’s first acquisition outside Latin America. Since the announcement of the acquisition in mid-October, we have undertaken significant collaboration to ensure we ‘hit the ground running’ from completion. Our interaction with Patria over this period and the very positive response from existing and potential clients has confirmed our strong belief that Patria is an excellent partner for our business and clients, and that the combination will support and enhance our continued development as a leading European and US private equity business for institutional investors. This includes the ability to offer our private equity solutions to the fast-growing Latin American market where Patria has such a leading presence and strong reputation. We are already working with Patria’s global distribution team, which manages Patria’s long-lasting relationships with many of the world’s most sophisticated private markets investors.”

About Patria Investments
Crafting attractive returns for our clients and building a legacy in the regions where we operate.
Patria is a leading alternative investment firm with over 35 years of history specialized in key resilient sectors. Its unique approach combines the knowledge from macro analysts, investment leaders, operating partners and on the ground team. With over U$40 billion pro forma assets under management and a global presence, it aims to provide consistent returns in attractive long term investment opportunities while creating sustainable value for society.
Asset Classes: Private Equity, Infrastructure, Credit, Public Equities, Real Estate and Global Private Markets Solutions
Investment Regions: Latina America, Europe and United States

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