Global asset management, wealth management and insurance consultancy further strengthens its Alternatives capabilities with the acquisition of Lionpoint Group
Alpha today announces the acquisiton of Lionpoint Group a boutique consultancy that provides services to the Alternative Investment industry.
Founded in 2014, Lionpoint is a leading US-based provider of strategy, technology and operations consultancy services to the Alternative Investment industry. The business is headquartered in New York, with six offices across New York, Denver, San Francisco, London, Geneva and Sydney and over 100 consultants from industry, operations and technology backgrounds.
Lionpoint’s core consulting services include strategic advisory services; operating model review and design; technology roadmap development; system selection, implementation and integration; data modelling and analytics; and project management. It has extensive experience transforming the front to back office operations of global alternative investment managers, advisors and investors. The business has a blue chip client base with over 125 clients across private equity, real estate and infrastructure managers, private debt and credit funds, limited partners, financial services firms and portfolio companies.
Lionpoint is a certified implementation partner for over 20 specialist key technologies and was awarded Europe’s Best Technology Advisory Firm for 2021 by Private Equity Wire.
Alpha believes that this highly complementary acquisition will cement Alpha’s position as the leading consultancy to the asset and wealth management industry by significantly expanding our Alternatives capabilities. This transaction also increases our footprint particularly in the US, and our global client base.
Euan Fraser, Alpha FMC Global CEO, said: “We are delighted with the acquisition of Lionpoint, which is a fantastic addition to our Group and aligns strongly with Alpha FMC’s stated strategy of growing our capabilities in the rapidly-growing Alternatives Investment space and our footprint in North America. Lionpoint brings a complementary, blue chip client base, a focus on leading technology solutions and key vendor partnerships, and a strong global management team aligned with Alpha FMC’s own culture. The transaction is a significant step on our journey to doubling the business in four years, and we look forward to working with Lionpoint and growing our businesses together.”
Nick Moore, Lionpoint co-founder said: “On behalf of Lionpoint, Founders Nick Moore and Jonathan Balkin are delighted to be joining Alpha FMC and see this is an attractive and strategic next step in Lionpoint’s development as an expanding global business. Our alternatives focus and position as a leading global consultancy in this space is highly complementary to Alpha FMC and as a management team we are excited to become part of such an innovative firm and one that shares our culture and values.”