Kepler Cheuvreux, an independent financial services company in Europe, has just welcomed two new shareholders, Atlas Merchant Capital and Edmond de Rothschild Equity Strategies, respectively with 19.7% and 8% of the share capital. BlackFin Capital Partners and their co-investors have disposed of their shareholding.
Kepler Cheuvreux's longstanding shareholders, i.e. Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, UniCredit, Rabobank, Swedbank and Belfius, confirmed their trust in Kepler Cheuvreux. In the shareholding reorganisation, UniCredit has raised its stake from 5.2% to 10.3%.
Crédit Agricole CIB was represented by Gide, with partner Guillaume Rougier-Brierre, on corporate aspects. Gide had already acted on the original sale by Crédit Agricole CIB of Cheuvreux to Kepler, their merger in 2012-2013, the subsequent opening up of Kepler Cheuvreux's capital to Rabobank, Belfius, and Swedbank, and the negotiation of partnerships with these same banks.
Kepler Cheuvreux was advised by Allen & Overy.