Investec acted as Sole Financial Adviser and Broker to Corporation Financière Européenne SA (“CFE”) on its takeover of CIP Merchant Capital Limited (“CIP”).

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Investec acted as Sole Financial Adviser and Broker to CFE on its contested takeover of CIP, a closed-ended investment company, quoted on AIM, which focuses on listed equities and other financial products and instruments using a private equity approach.


Our role

Investec acted as Sole Financial Adviser and Broker to CFE on its takeover of CIP. Investec provided strategic and regulatory advice to CFE on all elements of the transaction. Investec also assisted CFE in tactically acquiring 43.2% of CIP through market purchases of shares, facilitated by Investec’s dedicated corporate dealing desk, which ultimately aided CFE in securing the takeover of CIP.


About Corporation Financière Européenne SA

CFE is an independent financial group specialising in Asset Management, Trading & Executing, Advisory & Capital Raising, Structured Finance, and Trade Finance. CFE was founded in 2001 to facilitate commercial transactions toward and from Emerging Markets. It has since evolved into a Family Office Trading House focused around special situation opportunities.

CFE is recognised as one of the top three non-banking independent Trade Finance institutions operating in Europe. CFE is headquartered in Geneva, and has satellite offices in Paris, Frankfurt, London, and Buenos Aires. Since its inception, CFE has arranged Trade Finance transactions in excess of €3.5 billion.

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