SVG Investment Managers (SVGIM) will soon be known as GVO Investment Management by the end of December. The rebranding follows SVG’s acquisition by Hansa Aktiengesellschaft, a Swiss based investor with more than US$1.8 billion in assets, and the initials represent their new chairman, Georg von Opel.

Von Opel, great-grandson of the auto pioneer, Adam Opel, said:"I am delighted to be associating Hansa’s heritage with the business and to be supporting it through the next stage of development."

SVGIM is based in London, is one of Europe’s longest standing investors and currently has assets under management of near £250 million.