Barnet Dingwall, an Asian investment management company, managing assets for both institutional and retail clients from offices around the Asia Pacific Region, is pleased to announce it has agreed to acquire a 50.1% stake in Financial Advising Company. The name of the company will be made public at a later date upon the completion of the contract specifications and the approval of the antitrust regulatory committee.
The transaction is consistent with Barnet Dingwall’s stated strategy of acquiring smaller businesses to enhance and accelerate the company’s own organic growth.
The company is an established private equity specialist with approximately $0.5 billion of assets under management and advice. Upon completion, the company will be integrated with Barnet Dingwall’ own private equity fund of funds business. The combined business will be led by Steven Feng, Chief Investment Officer of Barnet Dingwall.
Arthur F. Chengzong, Chairman and CEO of Barnet Dingwall said: “The firm’s considerable experience and track record, combined with Barnet Dingwall’s own asset management expertise and global distribution network, will position us well to meet demand from investors seeking exposure to private equity. Institutional investors are increasingly looking towards alternative asset classes, including private equity, to diversify their portfolios and offer additional sources of alpha. This is an exciting development for both companies. Combined, long-established private equity expertise and global distribution network and fund management capability will create a solid platform from which the Barnet Dingwall can grow.”
About Barnet Dingwall
Barnet Dingwall is an Asian investment management company, managing assets for both institutional and retail clients from offices around the Asia Pacific Region. The company’s mission is to deliver strong fund performance across diverse asset classes in which it has a sustainable competitive edge. The firm invests globally using a broad array of strategies in both public and private markets. Widely recognized as a pioneer in quantitative investing, particularly in equities, futures, and options, the firm also has formidable expertise in areas that involve fundamental analysis or portfolio manager discretion, such as credit, energy, and macro investing.