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Deals Of The Day: The Latest In Wealth Management M&A – Hawksford, Evelyn, Dart

Editorial Staff 4 September 2023

Deals Of The Day: The Latest In Wealth Management M&A – Hawksford, Evelyn, Dart

The latest mergers, acquisitions and other corporate actions in the wealth management sector.

Corporate, private client, and fund services provider Hawksford has added to its M&A team, suggesting that the global firm has more targets in its sights.

Maciek Szymanski, who is based in London, has joined as group head of M&A, Lin Zichao has joined as group associate director M&A in Singapore, and Krishnee Calleemallay has been appointed group M&A manager, operating from Mauritius. 

Szymanski has around 25 years’ experience in global financial and corporate services. Prior to Hawksford, he worked at Scutum Group, the fire safety appliances firm, where he evaluated and executed acquisitions in Europe and the US. 

Zichao has expertise in corporate strategy development with more than 15 years’ experience in M&A. A member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Zichao previously worked at global automated solutions business Dematic. 

Calleemallay, who has more than seven years’ experience in financial services, was previously at Safyr Capital where she led the corporate finance division and led several capital raising activities across a range of sectors. 

In recent deals, Hawksford has bought ACT Management Services in the Netherlands, Pearse Trust in Ireland, and Griffon Solutions in Mauritius over the past year. The firm has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, mainland China, Jersey, London, Amsterdam, Dublin, Belfast, Vancouver and Milan.

Evelyn Partners, Dart
Evelyn Partners has completed its purchase of Dart Capital, a boutique wealth manager based in the City of London with £750 million (as of 30 August) assets under management and a team of 19 people. The acquisition for an undisclosed sum has been given the blessing of the relevant regulators.

Dart Capital was incorporated in 1987 and provides personalised advice and discretionary investment management services for clients including the partners of leading accountancy and law firms, senior executives, business owners and retirees.

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