Alantra takes 49% stake in debt manager Indigo

The deal is part of Alantra’s plans to grow a diverse European private debt business.

Asset manager and credit advisory firm Alantra has acquired a minority stake in Paris-based private debt fund manager Indigo Capital.

The completed deal sees Alantra take a 49 percent stake in the firm as part of its plans to build a diversified pan-European asset management business.

Indigo Capital specialises in financing small and medium-sized European businesses with enterprise values of between €20 million and €300 million and invests in a combination of private bonds and preferred equity. It has completed more than 50 investments worth €800 million across France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK.

Alantra said that through its existing teams and its stake in Indigo Capital it will have more than €1 billion of assets under management in private debt strategies covering senior debt, unitranche and private bonds for corporates and flexible financing for real estate.

Jacobo Llanza, CEO of Alantra Asset Management, said: “We are convinced this partnership will accelerate our plan to create a leading private debt group in Europe. Moreover, the agreement will offer multiple synergies in terms of joint capital raising efforts, cross-fertilisation and an increased service offering to our clients in terms of investment strategies.”