ZEDRA aquires Allied Corporate Services
LONDON, October 3, 2016
ZEDRA the global independent specialist in trust, corporate and fund services, has finalised the acquisition of Netherlands-based Allied Corporate Services following the approval of De Nederlandsche Bank. Allied, an independent trust and corporate services provider based in Amsterdam will be merged into ZEDRA’s growing international network, further strengthening its corporate and family business services across the region, with plans to double the size of the Dutch business over the next two to three years.
This acquisition is the latest phase of ZEDRA’s growth plan. Over the last few months, ZEDRA has been further expanding with new acquisitions, hirings and office openings in key global markets. ZEDRA currently has more than 320 staff serving clients globally across 10 jurisdictions, including Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, the Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Singapore, the UK and Switzerland.
The merger will add value to Allied’s existing clients through ZEDRA’s global outreach, extensive network and broad range of services.
The current Management of Allied, composed of Ramon Zuketto and Peter Luc Oei, will remain on board. They bring to ZEDRA a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience within the Dutch market to strategically build the ZEDRA Group’s Netherlands capabilities further in the near future. The complete team will consist of Ramon, Peter Luc Oei, Bart de Sonnaville, Erik-Jan Schoop and Tako van Ginkel as ZEDRA Managing Director with Rutger Funnekotter joining as Head of Compliance.
The acquisition will also coincide with ZEDRA opening its new offices based at the World Trade Center, Schiphol, providing easy access for its international business contacts.
ZEDRA is an independent, global specialist in trust, corporate and fund services. The company was acquired from Barclays in January 2016 by an independent investor group, with an ambitious plan to grow the company, expanding and strengthening the services it offers to clients around the world. It currently has global offices in 10 jurisdictions, including Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, the Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Singapore, the UK and Switzerland.