Launches & Closures

New Star, PwC vets start advisory firm with Kinetic/Dexion

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Ravi Anand and Frank Ennis – veterans of New Star Asset Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers, respectively – have joined forces with Kinetic Partners and Dexion Capital to launch a boutique advisory firm.

Katalyst Partners will provide corporate finance and strategic advice to traditional and alternative asset managers, wealth managers, closed-end investment companies and service providers. The firm will work in conjunction with Kinetic and Dexion to offer sector knowledge, market intelligence and industry contacts.

Managing partners Anand and Ennis have more than 45 years’ combined financial services experience. Anand was previously head of corporate finance and co-head of alternatives at