CapMan renames fund advisory unit

Scala Fund Advisory is currently fundraising for European managers and offers secondaries fund market analysis to institutional investors.

CapMan, a Helsinki-based alternative asset manager, has renamed its fund advisory business to Scala Fund Advisory.

The advisory unit, previously known as CapMan Fund Advisory, has raised over €3 billion across various strategies and offers private equity portfolio and secondaries fund market analysis to institutional investors, according to a statement.

“The competition for capital between private equity funds has tightened and there is significant demand for Scala’s professional know-how as a result,” Jerome Bouix, managing partner at Scala, said in the statement. “Due to our broad experience and international networks, we believe that we can offer unique solutions to the challenges facing private equity fund managers and investors today,” he said.

The Scala team comprises seven professionals across offices in Helsinki, Stockholm and London, according to its website. The unit’s services include fundraising, investor relations, secondaries services and portfolio services.

Scala is currently fundraising for managers within Nordic private debt, European venture capital, Nordic real estate, European infrastructure and Nordic activist strategies.

The advisory unit has been fundraising at CapMan since 2001 and has raised capital across buyout, growth, venture capital, private debt and real estate strategies from over 120 institutional investors.

Publicly-listed CapMan has offices in six European locations, and the Scala team has local co-operation partners in the US and Asia, according to the statement.