LGT Capital Partners Ltd’s acquisition of European Capital Fund Management Ltd.

Alternative investment specialist LGT Capital Partners has completed the acquisition of European Capital Fund Management, a London- and Paris-based private debt manager, from Ares Capital.

European Capital’s funds will remain managed by the same team led by Matthew Gordon Clark, Etienne Haubold, Stéphane Legrand and JC Morales Cortes.

As part of the transaction, Latham also advised on a broad syndication of interests held in the various European Capital funds, including to LGT.

The transaction encompasses all private debt funds managed by European Capital and follows Ares Capital Corporation’s acquisition of American Capital, Ltd. in January 2017.

Latham & Watkins has advised Ares Capital Corporation and certain subsidiaries and portfolio companies on the sale with a team led by London corporate partner Tom Alabaster (picture), with associates Ariel White-Tsimikalis, Stephanie Dellosa, James McCrory and Javier Stark.

Involved fees earner: Tom Alabaster – Latham & Watkins; Ariel White-Tsimikalis – Latham & Watkins; Stephanie Dellosa – Latham & Watkins; James McCrory – Latham & Watkins; Javier Stark – Latham & Watkins;

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins;

Clients: Ares Capital Corporation ;

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