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June 8, 2022

Stifel to bolster European footprint with acquisition of ACXIT

Missouri-based wealth manager and investment banking firm Stifel Financial has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ACXIT Capital Partners for an undisclosed amount.

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Established in 1999, ACXIT is a corporate finance and financial advisory firm focused on European middle-market clients and entrepreneurs.

The firm employs about 50 staff at its offices in Frankfurt, Zurich, and Munich.

Since its founding, ACXIT claimed to have completed nearly 500 transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, and debt advisory and restructuring.

The firm specialises in advisory and capital solutions to emerging companies. It also maintains a presence in additional key verticals such as industrials, real estate, and consumer and retail.

Stifel head of European Investment Banking Rob Mann said: “Through this acquisition, we are extending our European footprint further into strategically important European markets, most notably Germany.

“This highly complementary combination with ACXIT Capital Partners allows us to accelerate the growth of our investment banking business by adding more geographical breadth and regional market expertise to our platform. It also forms a natural next step following the combination with Mainfirst in 2019.”

As part of the deal, Lucas and ACXIT senior managing partner Thomas Klack will become co-heads of DACH Advisory at Stifel.

Additionally, ACXIT senior managing partners Jens Tschauder and Tobias Warkus will become part of Stifel’s DACH management board.

Commenting on the deal, ACXIT Capital Partner founder and senior managing partner Johannes Lucas said: “Partnering with Stifel instantly gives us greater access to international markets, the ability to call on a deeper pool of industry expertise, and also enables us to deliver a broader set of products and solutions to our clients.

“Together, we have the necessary building blocks to create an even more formidable investment banking business throughout continental Europe.”

In March this year, Capital Network brokered a deal to buy Stifel’s alternative investment feeder fund platform which enables the distribution of an array of hedge fund strategies.

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How attractive are current investment opportunities in Europe?

Europe has been identified as one of the most favorable regions for investors, seeing high investment activity in the past year. Most of these investments have been through Debt Offering, valued at close to $700 billion. The region has provided attractive investments in a diverse set of companies. Companies who tend to major themes such Digital Media, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, E-commerce, and Big Data are recording the highest number of deals, with Digital Media recording close to 2,000 deals. However, GlobalData’s whitepaper offers a full view of the market, analyzing less successful or attractive points of investment as well, examining statistics on Equity Offering investments and PE/VC deals. Understand how government agencies for economies around the world use GlobalData Explorer to:  
  • Track the M&A and Capital Raising volumes into their target market
  • Identify the top sectors in the target market attracting the investments
  • For any investment segment, identify the top Investors inside and outside the target economy that are already investing in the Segment
  • Assess and showcase the growth potential for various Industries in the target economy
Don’t miss out on key market insights that can help optimize your next investment – read the report now.
by GlobalData
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