We are pleased to announce that Centralis has recently made two further acquisitions, taking the total number of acquisitions since CBPE’s investment to four. CBPE partnered with Centralis’ management in October 2019 to accelerate Centralis’ international growth strategy, combining continued organic growth with a buy-and-build strategy to increase its geographical network and service capabilities to meet clients’ demands for a sophisticated global provider.
Centralis Group is a leading international corporate & fund services provider, offering a full range of services and expertise to its global client base, and has established itself as an industry leader providing a customer-centric tailored service via over 200 highly experienced professionals. The Group is headquartered in Luxembourg, with presence in 13 countries globally.
In April 2022 Centralis acquired Wheelhouse Advisors, a UK-based specialist provider of prudential management services to the investment management sector, and VDB, a Luxembourg-based provider of corporate services to the alternative assets industry.
A strategic partner to the investment management sector, Wheelhouse Advisors supports more than 900 clients globally, with over $130bn of assets under reporting. Specialising in regulatory and prudential management, regulatory reporting, accounting and tax, Wheelhouse Advisors’ solutions are designed to reduce risk, improve efficiencies and create value.
Since its management buyout from ACA Group in March 2020, Wheelhouse Advisors has experienced significant growth, building a market-leading competitive position which has been recognised through multiple industry awards. Clients include financial services firms, their principals and other key professionals, from start-ups and spinouts through to established firms, with a key focus on supporting participants in the alternative investments sector with their international expansion objectives and addressing and embedding regulatory change.
The transaction will provide further depth and breadth to Centralis’ offering to the asset management sector and complements Centralis’ strategic goal of broadening its client base and UK presence in this fast-growing market.
Vandenbulke is an independent law firm exclusively specialising in Corporate, Finance and Tax law with more than 15 years of presence in the Luxembourg market. Centralis will acquire Vandenbulke’s SPV management department which provides corporate administrative services for institutional and professional investors operating in Luxembourg.