Launches & Closures

NewStar’s Anand launches Katalyst

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Ravi Anand and Frank Ennis have teamed up to launch Katalyst Partners, a new boutique advisory firm, which is backed by Kinetic Partners and Dexion Capital.

The new firm plans to provide corporate finance and strategic advice to the investment management industry, encompassing both traditional and alternative asset managers, wealth managers, closed end investment companies and service providers.

Katalyst Partners will identify, execute and provide advice on business, corporate, fund raising or product development initiatives. It will originate, structure and negotiate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, public offers, IPOs, disposals, strategic partnerships or alliances and joint ventures.

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