Alternative investment solutions provider Aksia has agreed to acquire real estate specialist Alignium for an undisclosed sum.

The transaction is subject to certain customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020.

The acquisition expands Aksia’s alternative research and advisory platform with Alignium’s real estate investment advisory services.

Alignium works with clients to create tailored real estate investment solutions based upon individualised return targets, risk tolerances, and liquidity needs.

The addition of real estate will allow Aksia clients to benefit from specialised investment teams covering private equity, hedge funds, private credit, real assets and real estate alternatives asset classes.

Alignium’s clients will have access to Aksia’s geographic reach and shared support services including client portfolio accounting, reporting, risk transparency and investment structuring teams.

Led by Dan Krivinskas, Mark Bartmann and Scott Krouse Alignium provides services to institutional investors globally.

The Alignium senior team has advised clients on more than $14bn of real estate investments on a range of strategies, structures, and property types, across global markets.

Aksia’s real estate activities will be centered in Chicago upon completion of the transaction. Alignium’s Krivinskas will be appointed as a partner of Aksia and assume a senior management position, while Bartmann and Scott Krouse will join Aksia as managing directors.

Aksia advises on more than $160bn in alternative assets with over 275 professionals globally.