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FT Partners Advises CAIS on its $225,000,000 Series C Financing

Overview of Transaction

  • On January 11, 2022, CAIS announced it has raised $225 million of new capital in its Series C financing round at a post-money valuation of more than $1 billion
  • The investment was led by Apollo Global Management and Motive Partners, with participation from Franklin Templeton
  • CAIS is a leading alternative investment platform for financial advisors who seek improved access to and education about alternative investment funds and structured products
  • CAIS provides financial advisors with a broad menu of alternative investment strategies, including hedge funds, private equity, private credit, real estate, and structured products
  • CAIS offers a customized experience to a wide range of wealth management firms, including small- to mid-sized RIAs, large RIA aggregation platforms, and independent / regional broker-dealers
  • Today, over 4,400 of independent financial advisors, who in total oversee more than $2 trillion in assets, use the CAIS platform to access alternative investments

Significance of Transaction

  • This investment accelerates CAIS mission to modernize how investors access alternative investments and advances the critical role CAIS plays in revolutionizing how the alternative investment and wealth management communities engage, learn, and transact
  • CAIS will use the proceeds of this financing round to fuel further advancements in technology, enhance the customer experience, invest in the digitization of product operations and processes, and explore strategic opportunities

FT Partners' Role

  • FT Partners served as exclusive financial advisor to CAIS
  • The transaction highlights FT Partners’ industry-leading expertise and successful track record within the Wealth and Capital Markets Tech space