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Berkshire Global Advisors acted as exclusive financial advisor to Think ETF’s and its shareholders
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  • Berkshire Global Advisors acted as exclusive financial advisor to Think ETF’s and its shareholders

  • Date: January 2018
  • Sector: Investment Management
  • Sub-Sector: ETFs
  • Region: EMEA | North America
  • Seller AUM: $1.8 Billion
  • Seller Details
    Think ETF Asset Management B.V. is a local Dutch ETF issuer who has €1.5 billion in assets under management. The company was set up in 2008 to make affordable investment alternatives available to investors

    Buyer Details
    VanEck’s mission is to offer investors forward-looking, intelligently designed investment strategies that take advantage of targeted market opportunities. Founded in 1955, the firm is a pioneer in global investing with a history of placing clients’ interests first in all market environments. VanEck offers active and passive investment portfolios in hard assets, emerging markets equity and debt, precious metals, fixed income and other alternative asset classes. VanEck Vectors exchange-traded products are one of the largest ETP families in the world, managing more than 70 funds that span a range of sectors, asset classes and geographies. As of August 31, 2017, VanEck managed approximately $41.5 billion in assets, including mutual funds, ETFs and institutional accounts.

    Transaction Summary
    VanEck entered into a definitive agreement to acaquire Think ETF Asset Management B.V. (“Think”), the Dutch ETF issuer from BinckBank N.V., Flow Traders N.V. and the senior management of Think. Think’s senior management will retain a minor stake in the company, with the rest to be owned by VanEck. The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant supervisory authorities.