2 Mar 2022

Launch of New Private Equity Trust

The SILC Group is very pleased to announce the launch of the ACTA Capital Alquemie Investment Trust (ACAIT or the Trust).

ACTA Capital Pty Ltd (ACTA Capital) is the Investment Manager, and The SILC Group is the Trustee and Administrator for the Trust. The Investment Manager is a Corporate Authorised Representative of The SILC Group.

About the Trust

The Trust is an unregistered managed investment scheme that is specifically structured to allow investors the unique ability to determine their individual exposure in the specific underlying investment of the Trust which is an ownership stake in the retail and consumer brands investment platform operated by the Investment Manager, presenting investors with a compelling opportunity to invest in one of Australia’s leading lifestyle consumer brands and retail businesses.

Proceeds provided by the Trust to the retail and consumer brands investment platform are primarily intended to fund the acquisition of an iconic speciality retailer of youth casual apparel with a 50-year heritage with a well-appointed store network comprising over 60 locations across Australia and New Zealand and a growing online business.

The Trust’s proposed acquisition in the retail and consumer brands investment platform is supported by the following investment fundamentals:

  • Investment in a sizable portfolio of locally and globally well-recognised brands
  • Strong growth fundamentals through a multi-channel approach that encompasses direct-to-customer (online and bricks-and-mortar) and wholesale channels.
  • Opportunity for significant earnings upside through identified merger synergies and rationalisation benefits
  • Experienced management team, supported by an experienced retail and consumer focused Investment Manager
  • Attractive investment returns over a 18-24 month anticipated investment horizon

About the Investment Manager

ACTA Capital, a retail and consumer brands focused private equity firm was founded in 2020 by Richard Facioni, former Head of Private Equity at Alceon Group who holds a successful track record, built over 25 years, investing in business turn-around, management buyouts and capital reconstruction, with a particular focus on retail and consumer goods investments. He is a director of, and is actively involved in, an extensive portfolio of operating retail and consumer brand businesses, giving him unique insights to the retail sector across diverse sectors and consumer

Commenting on the launch of the Trust, Richard Facioni the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ACTA Capital noted that “We’re very excited to be launching ACAIT and inviting investors to participate in this world-class portfolio of consumer brands with strong growth prospects. The integration of online with traditional bricks & mortar retail, combined with our extensive shared services platform, makes this a robust business model and compelling investment opportunity.”

The Managing Director of The SILC Group, Koby Jones commented that “The ACAIT is an incredible opportunity for wholesale investors to participate in a rare and unique portfolio of lifestyle consumer and retail businesses in Australia. It additionally provides investors the ability to access and invest with a highly credentialed and regarded investment team at ACTA lead by Richard Facioni.”

“We congratulate the team on the successful launch of the ACTA Capital Alquemie Investment Trust and look forward to seeing further opportunities and growth for ACTA Capital and its investors.”

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