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RiskFirst Capital to be acquired by Alpha Real Capital LLP

04 April 2014

Business to be renamed Palm Capital Partners

RiskFirst Group LLP (“RiskFirst”) and Alpha Real Capital LLP (“Alpha Real”) today announced that they had agreed the acquisition of RiskFirst Capital (“PFC”), RiskFirst’s capital markets and pension solutions business. The business will be renamed Palm Capital Partners.

Palm Capital Partners will continue to focus on the origination and placement of long dated asset backed investment opportunities with insurers and pension funds working closely with the Alpha Real team. In addition, Palm Capital Partners will continue to work with RiskFirst to explore and develop other opportunities for pensions and insurance clients.

Timothy Lyons, CEO of RiskFirst Group commented: “With the growing success of RiskFirst Analytics, our Board has decided that the time has come to concentrate our efforts and resources fully on becoming one of the world’s leading B2B FinTech businesses, providing web-based risk analytics to pension schemes, insurance companies and other financial verticals. As a result it is a logical point to find a suitable partner for Hugo and the team to continue to develop their sophisticated range of solutions for pension schemes and insurers.”

Phillip Rose, CEO Alpha Real Capital commented: ”Alpha Real is delighted to welcome the RiskFirst Capital team who as Palm Capital Partners will further extend the range and depth of our asset-backed investment business and the delivery of innovative liability matching solutions for investors.”

Hugo James, CEO of PFC commented: “This is an exciting opportunity for us, to join the Alpha Real team. Their experience and expertise in real estate, secured lending and renewables is complementary to our focus and I know will be a great help as we develop our business together. At the same time we expect to maintain a strong working relationship with our former colleagues, not least as a user of PFaroe’s risk analytics.”

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