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14 Sep 2020

MCF advises Varenne Investment on the sale of Quesada Kapitalförvaltning to Wictor Family Office

Quesada Kapitalförvaltning AB (“Quesada”), a Swedish asset management and private banking company based in Stockholm has been acquired by Wictor Family Office (“Wictor Family Office) from Varenne Investment AB (“Varenne Investment”) and other private investors. Partnering together with Wictor Family Office, Quesada will create an attractive platform for both customers and employees, improving the offering while realising revenue and cost synergies. MCF acted as adviser to Varenne Investment and helped facilitate a successful transaction through its proven ability to originate and execute transactions.

“We are very pleased to have Quesada partnering with Wiktor Family Office, establishing an attractive platform for customers and employees. MCF Corporate Finance has been a great partner to us in this transaction, and we particularly appreciate the commitment and professionalism delivered throughout the process.”

Lars Thorén

CEO, Varenne Investment

The Deal

Quesada was founded in 2000 by Tommy Jacobson and Sune Nilsson and was acquired by EFG Bank in 2006, with MCF advising the owners of Quesada in the transaction. The company was acquired by Varenne Investment together with private investors in 2012. The new owner, Wictor Family Office, will together with Quesada accelerate the development in the combined group by realising synergies and improving the service offering to clients.

The transaction is subject to ownership suitability assessment by the Swedish financial supervisory authority.

The Buyer

Wictor Family Office is a Swedish-based wealth management provider, founded by three entrepreneurial families with the purpose of creating independent solutions to complex financial, legal, and family-related questions. Wictor Family Office serves individuals, institutions, and trusts with e.g. wealth planning, asset management, family governance and succession planning. The company is headquartered in Halmstad, Sweden.

Client Statement

Lars Thorén, CEO, Varenne Investment, said:We are very pleased to have Quesada partnering with Wiktor Family Office, establishing an attractive platform for customers and employees. MCF Corporate Finance has been a great partner to us in this transaction, and we particularly appreciate the commitment and professionalism delivered throughout the process.”

About Varenne Investment

Varenne Investment, founded by Tommy Jacobson in 2001, is an investment company targeting unlisted, entrepreneur-led Nordic growth companies seeking expansion capital as well as a long-term financial partner.