Apex Group acquires Israel’s leading fund services provider
Apex Group Ltd. (“Apex” or “The Group”), a global financial services provider, announces today the acquisition of Tzur Management (“Tzur”), a fund administration services provider with offices in Tel Aviv, Israel and New York.
This strategic deal further enhances Apex’s geographic reach and ability to deliver high quality services to clients globally, on a local basis. The acquisition of Tzur will add 90 employees, AuA of US$13bn and a new jurisdiction to the Group’s footprint, further solidifying its global position as one of the world’s largest financial service providers.
Founded in 2011, Tzur is a full-service, multi-disciplinary fund services manager serving clients in the global alternative investment market. Through its offices in Tel Aviv, and New York, Tzur provides tailored operational infrastructure to funds offering a full suite of fund administration services including fund accounting, operations, and shareholder services to hedge funds, venture capital funds, funds of funds, private equity funds, family offices and other alternative investment vehicles. Tzur has a strong track-record, recording double digit annual growth since 2016.
Tzur’s clients will now benefit from the Group’s global, cross-jurisdictional reach and range of additional services including digital banking, global compliance solutions and ESG Ratings and advisory; accessing new markets through its globally connected operating model across 46 offices, supported by over 4,200 employees.
Peter Hughes, Founder and CEO of Apex Group comments: “This acquisition is further evidence of our commitment to building a unique business, with an unrivalled density of high quality, locally delivered services for our clients. The addition of the Tzur business enables us to expand into the Israel market and further strengthen our regional presence. As the alternative funds industry continues to attract capital, we will continuously evolve our offering to provide tailored advice and support to these investment strategies and structures.”
Yitz Raab, CEO of Tzur adds: “We are delighted to become part of the Apex Group, a leading financial services provider that shares our commitment to providing clients with a consistent, high quality service offering. This transaction will benefit our clients who can now take advantage of the strength of the Group’s global brand, cross-jurisdictional capabilities and wide range of additional services and innovative solutions.”
Terms of the transaction are undisclosed. PwC Israel acted as financial advisor, while GKH and Willkie Farr and Gallagher provided legal counsel to Apex. Tadmor Levy & Co. provided legal counsel to Tzur Management.
Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With 46 offices worldwide and over 4,200 employees, Apex delivers a full suite of services to asset managers, capital markets, family offices and corporates. The Group has continually improved and evolved its capabilities to offer a single-source solution through a broad range of solution including fund services, digital banking, depositary, custody, super ManCo services, compliance solutions, corporate services, business services including HR and Payroll and a pioneering ESG Ratings and Advisory service for private companies.
About Tzur Management
Tzur Management is a full-service, multi-disciplinary fund services manager serving a diverse range of clients in the global alternative investment market. With offices in Tel Aviv, and New York, Tzur provides tailored operational infrastructure to funds offering a full suite of fund administration services including fund accounting, operations, and shareholder services to hedge funds, VC funds, funds of funds, private equity funds, family offices and other alternative investment vehicles. Tzur supports the full range of investment strategies that exist in the alternatives fund industry today – from long/short equity funds to quant to private equity and real estate.