Akur Capital / Guggenheim

Akur Capital
Date: May 2012
Deal Size: Sale of asset management contract to Guggenheim Group (£Undisclosed)
About the client: Akur Capital
About the transaction: The sale of Akur’s asset management contract to the Guggenheim Group was the culmination of a significant turnaround in the operation and scale of Infrastructure India plc, from a sub scale infrastructure fund, to one which almost quadrupled in size under Akur’s management to approximately £170m market capitalisation and over £250m enterprise value. Akur spent over three years working on the project and was proud to conclude the sale of the asset management contract to such a well-known and respected group.
Lead: Anthony Richardson
Akur Capital / Guggenheim


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Chris Young…

Chris is focused on listed closed-ended funds, specialising in both equity and debt capital fundraising. He has over 16 years’ experience in both sales and research. With relationships across many of the large institutional investors in the sector, he has worked across IPOs, secondary fundraisings, placings and sales. He began his career in the City as an investment funds analyst at Credit Lyonnais in 1999, and has subsequently held positions at Lazard Panmure Gordon, Arbuthnot Securities, and most recently as a specialist salesman within the investment funds team at Westhouse Securities. He is focused on private and public real estate and REITs, infrastructure and utilities, emerging markets, private equity and alternatives. Tel: +44 (0) 20 3780 8746 Mob: +44 (0) 7471 141 303 Email: cyoung@akur.co.uk