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Quant Shop LFIS Capital Gets Investment From Walter Global Asset Management

European quantitative asset management firm LFIS Capital and Walter Global Asset Management, a globally-diversified private equity platform specializing in the asset management industry, have announced a new strategic partnership where Walter GAM will acquire a significant minority stake in LFIS. The deal will be Walter GAM's third European investment.

“When forging Walter GAM’s long-term partnerships, we pay particular attention to a firm’s growth potential and the calibre of its people – and LFIS stands out in both respects,” said Sylvain Brosseau, CEO and founding partner of Walter GAM. “The culture and expertise of their first-class team and LFIS’ unique approach to alternative, multi-asset and dedicated solutions provide a foundation for long-term success. Our team is very excited to accompany LFIS in this new chapter of its global development.”

“A strategic partnership with Walter GAM provides us with a long-term international partner as we enter the next stage of our growth into the North American market,” said Arnaud Sarfati, co-founder and CEO of LFIS. “The experience and expertise of Walter GAM’s team of seasoned professionals will be a major boost to our expansion efforts, and we look forward to what the future holds.”

“Thanks to the relevance of our cross-asset, cross-instrument approach, the confidence of our clients and partners, and the dedication of the LFIS team, we are now an established business well positioned for the next stage in our evolution,” said Sofiène Haj-Taïeb, co-founder and President of LFIS. “We thank the La Française Group, for believing in LFIS’ potential and accompanying us as we have grown.”

Founded in 2013, LFIS manages $11bn in assets. The La Française Group will continue to provide certain support functions to LFIS through 2022. On November 30, 2020, LFG exited its minority stake in LFIS.

The transaction between LFIS and Walter GAM is pending regulatory approval.

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