Luxembourg, London, and Philadelphia, 29 June 2018
Macquarie Investment Management, a division of Macquarie Group, has closed the acquisition of Luxembourg-based ValueInvest Asset Management S.A. (ValueInvest), a value-oriented investment manager that focuses on global equities. ValueInvest is based in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and manages €3.7 billion in assets at 31 March 2018.
ValueInvest, founded in 1998, is led by Jesper Alsing, chief executive officer, and Jens Hansen, chief investment officer. ValueInvest brings a team of 17 experienced professionals to Macquarie, joining the firm’s multiboutique equity structure whose teams manage more than €69.7 billion in equities on behalf of clients worldwide. The acquisition expands Macquarie Investment Management’s presence in Europe, a cornerstone of its strategy to serve clients’ investment needs globally.
Ben Bruck, global head of Macquarie Investment Management, said: “We are pleased to extend our investment capabilities in global equities – a large and increasingly important asset class sought after by clients. The team’s long-term, high-conviction, value-oriented investment approach is grounded in fundamental research, and we anticipate that they will be a great fit with the Macquarie investment culture and with our global client base.”