NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cartesian Growth Corporation (“Cartesian”) (NASDAQ: GLBL), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, today announced that it has received the required pre-closing approvals from the applicable regulatory and governmental authorities in certain jurisdictions where Tiedemann Group (“Tiedemann”) and Alvarium Investments Limited (“Alvarium”) operate with respect to the previously announced business combination among Cartesian, Tiedemann and Alvarium. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will operate as Alvarium Tiedemann Holdings (“Alvarium Tiedemann – AlTi”) and will be listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “GLBL,” consistent with Cartesian’s current listing. The successful closing of the transaction, expected in the second half of 2022, is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including the registration statement being declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and shareholder approval.
“These pre-closing approvals are a crucial milestone as we continue to build a world-class wealth and asset management platform that serves clients all over the globe,” said Michael Tiedemann, CEO of the Tiedemann Group. “We believe that we have the right team and strategy to capitalize on long-term trends that persist beyond recent market turbulence. The fundamentals of the constituent firms remain strong, and we believe they are positioned to advance our mission of being the trusted global advisor to multi-generational stakeholders through offering financial services, a differentiated suite of integrated capabilities, as well as impact and innovation opportunities.”
“We are energized by the progress Alvarium Tiedemann – AlTi has made as we approach the closing of the transaction,” Peter Yu, Chairman and CEO of Cartesian added. “Alvarium Tiedemann – AlTi has a unique vision and given the evolving needs of clients in this dynamic market, we believe the combined company is well-positioned to capture significant market share among high-net-worth families and foundations given its exceptional offering and global presence.”
About Alvarium Investments
Alvarium is an independent investment firm, global multi-family office and merchant banking boutique providing tailored solutions for families, foundations and institutions across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Alvarium offers direct and co-investment opportunities from specialist alternative managers and real asset operating partners in real estate and the innovation economy. Alvarium has over 220 employees in 13 locations in 10 countries, advising on approximately $25 billion of assets across four service lines — investment advisory, co-investments, merchant banking and family office services. For more information about Alvarium, please visit www.alvariuminvestments.com.
About Tiedemann Group
Tiedemann Group is comprised of Tiedemann Advisors LLC (“Tiedemann Advisors”), a leading independent wealth and investment advisor for high-net-worth families, trusts, foundations and endowments particularly in the U.S.; Tiedemann Trust Company (“Tiedemann Trust”); TIG Advisors LLC (“TIG”), an alternative asset manager; and Tiedemann Constantia, the international operations of Tiedemann.
Tiedemann Advisors is an independent investment and wealth advisor for high-net-worth individuals, family offices, trusts, foundations and endowments. Founded in 1999, Tiedemann Advisors has nine offices across the US and provides trust services through Tiedemann Trust Company, a state-chartered trust company located in Wilmington, Delaware. Tiedemann’s international operations, Tiedemann Constantia, is headquartered in Zurich Switzerland. Together, Tiedemann Constantia, Tiedemann Advisors and Tiedemann Trust Company currently oversee $28 billion in assets under advisement.
TIG Advisors is a New York-based alternative asset manager with approximately $8 billion in assets under management (inclusive of assets under management of its affiliated managers), focused on making growth equity investments in global alternative specialists. TIG has a strong track record of identifying uncorrelated investment opportunities in both public and private markets, utilizing its long-standing operating platform to assist managers with growth. The firm’s alpha driven investment strategies align with the needs of a diverse global investor base.
About Cartesian Growth Corporation
Cartesian is a blank check company organized for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, or reorganization or engaging in any other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. Cartesian is an affiliate of Cartesian Capital Group, LLC, a global private equity firm and registered investment adviser headquartered in New York City, New York. Cartesian’s strategy is to identify and combine with an established high-growth company that can benefit from both a constructive combination and continued value-creation. Cartesian is an emerging growth company as defined in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012. For more information about Cartesian, please visit www.cartesiangrowth.com.
Additional Information about the Business Combination and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed business combination, Cartesian will merge with and into the Tiedemann Group and Alvarium to form Alvarium Tiedemann, which will be the surviving entity and the going-forward public company, and has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”) with the SEC that includes a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and certain other related documents, to be used at the meeting of Cartesian shareholders to approve the proposed business combination. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF CARTESIAN ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TIEDEMANN, ALVARIUM, CARTESIAN AND THE BUSINESS COMBINATION. Promptly after the Registration Statement is declared effective by the SEC, the proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to shareholders of Cartesian as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. Investors and security holders will also be able to obtain copies of other documents containing important information about each of the companies once such documents are filed with the SEC, without charge, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, the websites referenced in this communication is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this communication.
Participants in the Solicitation
Cartesian and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from Cartesian’s shareholders with respect to the proposed business combination. A list of the names of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in Cartesian is contained in Cartesian’s filings with the SEC, including Cartesian’s final prospectus relating to its initial public offering, which was filed with the SEC on February 23, 2021, and is available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants is set forth in the Registration Statement for the proposed business combination, as may be amended. Tiedemann, Alvarium, and their respective directors and executive officers may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Cartesian in connection with the proposed business combination. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the business combination is contained in the Registration Statement, as may be amended.
Certain statements made in this press release are “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words “estimates,” “projected,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “forecasts,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “seeks,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “future,” “propose” and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside Tiedemann, Alvarium, or Cartesian’s control, that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors, among others, that may affect actual results or outcomes include (i) the inability to complete the business combination in a timely manner or at all (including due to the failure to receive required shareholder approvals, failure to receive approvals or the failure of other closing conditions); (ii) the inability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed business combination; (iii) the inability to obtain or maintain the listing of Cartesian’s shares on Nasdaq following the business combination; (iv) costs related to the business combination; (v) the risk that the business combination disrupts current plans and operations as a result of the announcement and consummation of the business combination; (vi) Cartesian, Tiedemann, and Alvarium’s ability to manage growth and execute business plans and meet projections; (vii) potential litigation involving Cartesian, Tiedemann, or Alvarium; (viii) changes in applicable laws or regulations, particularly with respect to wealth management and asset management; (ix) general economic and market conditions impacting demand for Cartesian, Tiedemann, and Alvarium’s services, and in particular economic and market conditions in the financial services industry in the markets in which Cartesian, Tiedemann, and Alvarium operate; and (x) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Registration Statement, including those under “Risk Factors” therein, and in Cartesian’s other filings with the SEC. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. None of Cartesian, Tiedemann, and Alvarium undertakes any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. None of Cartesian, Tiedemann, or Alvarium gives any assurance that any of Cartesian, Tiedemann, or Alvarium, or the combined company, will achieve expectations.
No Offer or Solicitation
This communication does not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the proposed business combination. This communication also does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor will there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities will be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.