Investcorp, a leading global alternative investment firm, announced that it has invested approximately 100 million US dollars for a majority stake in SEC Newgate, a global strategic communications and advocacy group.

EQUITA K Finance and EQUITA SIM were the financial advisors to SEC Newgate and Advant Nctm handled the legal side. PedersoliGattai was the legal advisor and Clearwater International was the financial advisor to Investcorp.

Three Hills Capital Partners and the other shareholders of SEC Newgate will retain their shareholdings.

SEC Newgate is a communications and advocacy group based on insight and research. It operates globally with headquarters in Milan. The team consists of approximately 1,200 professionals, 50 offices located in 22 countries around the world advising over 1,500 companies.

Investcorp is a global investment manager, specialising in alternative private equity investments in real estate, credit, absolute return strategies, GP stakes, infrastructure and insurance asset management. Founded in 1982, today Investcorp manages 50 billion US dollars in assets, including assets managed by third-party managers. It has fourteen offices in the US, Europe, the Gulf States and Asia, including India, China, Japan and Singapore and employs around 500 people of 50 nationalities globally.

Investcorp’s investment will enable SEC Newgate to accelerate its development strategy, with a focus on expansion in the Emea and Apac regions, through organic growth and M&A. Since its delisting from the London Stock Exchange in March 2022 and the entry of Three Hills Capital Partners as a minority shareholder, SEC Newgate has grown rapidly and expanded in the US, Central and South America through acquisitions that are part of a truly ‘transformational project’.

Fiorenzo Tagliabue will remain CEO of SEC Newgate: “Investcorp’s investment will accelerate our transformation and fuel our development strategy to achieve global leadership in corporate communications and public affairs”, he commented.