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SGG Group acquires South-Africa based Viacert (Pty) Ltd

SGG Group, a leading global investor services firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Viacert (Pty) Ltd. Based in South Africa, Viacert is a boutique provider of financial statements preparation services to the global investment fund industry.

The acquisition strengthens SGG’s service offering to institutional clients through the provision of US GAAP capabilities and expands its presence in the buoyant South African market. SGG now has a presence in two locations in South Africa, namely Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Viacert was founded in 2015 by Adriaan Loubser and was joined by Louis Greyling, two South African chartered accountants who together bring over 25 years of experience, out of which 14 years in Cayman Islands, primarily as auditors in PwC’s funds division. They will both remain with the SGG Group combined business.

Commenting on the announcement, Justin Partington, Fund Solutions Leader, SGG Group said:

‘Africa has been identified as a significant growth opportunity for SGG Group, with a particular focus on alternative assets administration. The acquisition of Viacert provides us with a platform to broaden our current offering to institutional clients and build our presence in South Africa.’

Adriaan Loubser, founder of Viacert,commented:

‘We are delighted to become part of SGG Group, which has considerable experience across the international fund industry and a firm focus on client satisfaction. We are excited about SGG’s growth aspirations in South Africa and look forward to playing our part in realising this ambition over the long term’.

About SGG

SGG Group is a leading global investor services firm providing a comprehensive range of compliance, administration, asset and advisory services to alternative investment funds, international companies, international families and entrepreneurs.

SGG Group is among the most flexible providers in the sector and our entrepreneurial spirit drives us to find the best solutions for our clients.

SGG has over 300 funds with Assets under Administration exceeding USD 250bn.

We help our clients realise their ambitions as they seek to keep pace with a changing environment. SGG Group attracts and retains the most experienced experts and invests in the industry’s leading technology platforms to deliver the highest quality service to our clients.

For more information on SGG Group, please visit: www.sgggroup.com