Natixis Investment Managers has combined its three private equity affiliates to launch a new private equity firm with $6.7bn in assets.
Dubbed Flexstone Partners, the new business merges Euro-PE, Caspian Private Equity and Eagle Asia.
The merged entity will tend to institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance firms, foundations, financial institutions and family offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
It will focus on a selection of private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure fund managers. Besides, it is a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investing.
Flexstone Partners will employ over 40 private equity professionals. The team will operate from Paris, New York, Singapore as well as Geneva.
The business will be headed by Eric Deram as CEO. Deram formerly served as the founder and managing partner of Euro-PE.
Natixis Investment Managers CEO Jean Raby said: “From the construction of tailored portfolios to the access to niche market funds in the small and mid-cap segments, Flexstone Partners specialises in primary, secondary and co-investments in the private equity, mezzanine and infrastructure markets.
“At a time where investors are increasingly turning to alternatives for long-term growth opportunities in challenging markets, this makes a substantial contribution to our global private equity offering.”