Helvetic Trust increases holding in boutique firm
Zurich asset manager Helvetic Trust is increasing its involvement through a boutique investment bank firm with European clients.
Helvetic Trust has recently substantially increased its shareholding in Prescus Capital (formerly Lilja Capital Advisory Partners), which it acquired in 2020, according to a statement from the Zurich company, which specialises in wealth and asset management and family office services.
Further details about the transaction remain confidential. Helvetic Trust hopes to tap into the expertise and network of Prescus Capital (formerly Lilja Capital Advisory Partners) through its involvement in the company.
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The company is a boutique financial firm founded in London and Zurich in 2020 that specialises in the procurement of growth capital, i.e. financing between venture capital for start-ups and initial public offerings (IPO) or company sales (M&A).
Lilja Capital is part of the Lilja Group. It is led by co-founder Philipp Graf, formerly of British-Swiss fund firm Twelve Capital, in which Graubündner Kantonalbank acquired a holding at the beginning of the year. The company’s president and namesake is Robert Lilja, a former Lazard investment banker who also sat on the board of directors of the Swiss medtech company Nobel Biocare.
Kaspar Grob, Helvetic Trust Founder and Managing Senior Partner, joins Prescus Capital (formerly Lilja Capital Advisory Partners) as the vice president of the board of directors.
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(Lilja Capital Advisory Partners was renamed Prescus Capital AG on 25 October 2023)