Following an initial announcement in July, JTC has formally completed its acquisition of Kleinwort Benson’s Fund Administration business, taking the company’s global headcount to over 450 staff and cementing its position as one of the most dynamic growth companies in the sector.
Completion follows receipt of approvals from the relevant regulatory authorities and sees JTC add to its existing operations in the Channel Islands, as well as giving the company its first permanent presence in South Africa. The deal also brings JTC’s total Assets under Administration (AuA) to US$56 billion and bolsters its specific strengths in private equity, real estate and debt funds.
Commenting on the deal, Nigel Le Quesne, Group CEO & Chairman, said:
“The conclusion of this acquisition marks another step in our journey as we strengthen our position as a leading global provider of fund services. While this is the largest acquisition JTC has undertaken to date, our focus now is to provide a seamless experience for clients and staff and delivering first-class service will be the top priority throughout the integration process.”