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Serafin invests in asset management and media/film businesses

In the past year, Serafin has expanded its investments into asset management and media/film businesses thereby considerably strengthening these segments.

Operating within the asset management industry, Serafin Asset Management GmbH acquired 100% of the shares of Swiss company Alpora AG in December 2022. Serafin Asset Management (AM) is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. The asset manager also agreed on a strategic cooperation with AMG Fondsverwaltung AG in September 2022. To facilitate this, Serafin AM acquired a 50% stake in AMG Fondsverwaltung AG as a first step. Serafin AM’s shareholding is expected to increase to 100% by 2026. AMG Fondsverwaltung, based in Zug, Switzerland, manages six equity funds with a total volume of around 600 million Swiss francs.

Serafin is active in media and film businesses via Philipp Haindl’s investment in Night Train Media GmbH & Co. KG. Founded in 2020 by Herbert L. Kloiber, the company acquired a majority stake in the British production company Curve Media in the autumn of 2022. The shares of Curve’s previous investor BBC Studios were taken over in this process. Curve Media creates TV productions for American and British broadcasters. Night Train Media is an investment and co-production company. It also acquired the shares of the international TV distribution company Eccho Rights from the Korean media group CJ ENM in 2022. Eccho Rights focuses mainly on the distribution of series from Turkey, Scandinavia, South Korea and most recently from the English-speaking world.

Serafin combines a diversified portfolio of subsidiaries under its umbrella. This includes the shares held by Philipp Haindl in Night Train Media and Serafin Asset Management. Both companies benefit from the expertise and financial resources of the Serafin Group.

Turnover of more than 1 billion euros

Last year, Serafin reached an important milestone in its development. Twelve years after incorporation, the combined revenues of its group companies have surpassed the 1 billion euro mark.

Serafin founder Philipp Haindl says: “We are delighted that Serafin has reached its 1 billion euro turnover milestone. We want to keep growing via further acquisitions and organically in 2023 and beyond. While doing so, we will continue to focus on profitable growth.”

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