Gentoo Acquired by TMF Group, Disruptive Capital Finance Exit
Gentoo, a former SG Hambros corporate trust business was backed by Disruptive Capital Finance (DCF) to undertake the spin-out in 2011. Following five years of strong growth, an agreement has been reached for the sale of Gentoo to the international group, TMF by Q4 2017, following regulatory approvals.
” Assets under Administration to over $15 billion “
TMF Group is a leading provider of high value business services to clients operating and investing globally, while Gentoo, established in performs administration of regulated and unregulated funds, as well as offering depositary services, and a range of corporate and domiciliation services. The company has grown its assets under administration to over $15 billion.
Christine Whitehorne, co-founder of Gentoo, said:
“Disruptive have supported us all the way from inception to the final sale. We have built up the Gentoo team, with whom we have worked hard to create five years of strong trading growth, based on providing the highest quality service to our clients. We will now be able to return capital to our backers, whilst at the same time ensuring a robust and stable business going forward.”
Edi Truell, Chairman at DCF, said:
“We have been very pleased with Gentoo’s progress. Christine, Nick Degnen, Mark Hooton and the team have much to be proud of in their achievements, based on the sound principle of providing excellent service to their clients. Indeed, in our 24 year private equity investment history, we have had few investments be as reliably successful as Gentoo, producing an anticipated 15x return on our investment.”
Nick Degnen, Managing Director of Gentoo, commented:
“This acquisition marks an exciting milestone for our business. Since spinning-out the business in 2011, we have grown from 17 employees to 50, based in Guernsey and Luxembourg. We have enjoyed great support from our clients and backers. Becoming part of TMF Group allows us to offer our clients new services from a wider range of jurisdictions, all the while maintaining our hands-on and client-focused approach.”
Bruno Bagnouls, Global Head of PERE at TMF Group, commented:
“PERE is a key growth area for our business. Gentoo’s expertise and reputation in the market complements our expanding footprint in this sector, and brings a high calibre team with an excellent blue chip customer base. I am delighted that Nick, Christine Whitehorne, Mark Hooton, Alex van Zeeland and Michelle Carvill will form a key part of our combined business, and I look forward to welcoming the entire Gentoo team to TMF Group.”
Source: Official Press Release
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