Industry VC Optimizer Invest splits AM & consultancy functions

Malta-based industry venture capital firm Optimizer Invest has moved to restructure and realign its operations, separating its asset management and consultancy divisions.

In connection with the separation, Optimizer Invest informs that its corporate shares in Stockholm-listed Catena Media and Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) will be redistributed to senior partners – Henrik Persson Ekdahl, Andre Lavold and Mikael Riese Harstad. 

The partners have committed to the same ‘lock-up agreements’ that have previously been in place for Optimizer Invest’s prior arrangements with the online gambling enterprises.

Founded in 2012, Optimizer Invest has been one of the sector’s most successful venture capital firms, developing a VC investment portfolio in sector enterprises such as GiG, Catena Media and Easy Payment Gateway.

“The distribution we have done right now is purely a technical matter, and we will continue to have the same engagement in Catena as we did before the distribution. We, the shareholders of Optimizer Invest, are also bound by the same lock-up undertakings as before” detailed partner Mikael Riese Harstad to SBC.

Issuing a market filing, Catena Media governance has confirmed that as of 21 December 2018, Optimizer Invest no longer holds any shares or voting rights in its enterprise.

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