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Scepter Partners Forms Dedicated Merchant Bank for Sovereign Investors and Family Offices

NEW YORK - Tuesday, August 25th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Scepter Partners, a standing syndicate of sovereign investors and ultra-high net worth families, announced today the formation of its core merchant banking division with veteran investment banker Anthony J. Steains and his former Blackstone Advisory Partners Asia team. Mr. Steains will lead all merchant banking activities of Scepter, which will consist of syndication, structuring and execution.

The formation of Scepter’s merchant banking division creates one of the most experienced merchant banking specialists focused on family offices and sovereign wealth. The team led by Mr. Steains has directly advised on many landmark transactions and is one of the most experienced M&A teams in Asian industrials and natural resources. Scepter will announce a series of vehicles in the coming months around its focus to acquire high quality large cap assets in natural resources, infrastructure and real estate.

About Scepter

Headquartered in Bermuda with offices in New York, London, and Beijing, Scepter is a standing syndicate of ruling families, ultra-high net worth industrialists and sovereign wealth funds led by Chairman and CEO Rayo Withanage. Scepter’s core stakeholders have committed over $14 billion in discretionary assets to underwrite and execute large cap transactions for participation by some of the largest direct investors in the world. For more information, please visit

Neither Scepter Partners nor its merchant banking division are authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority to carry on an investment business, licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission or authorized/licensed by any financial services regulatory body. Nothing in this announcement is intended to be, or should be construed as an invitation, offer or inducement to any person to engage in any investment activity.


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