London-based investment firm ESO Capital Partners UK LLP is acquiring private equity firm Core Capital LLP for an undisclosed sum.
ESO Capital said the combined entity will continue its focus on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises across northern Europe and will invest up to €40 million in complex transactions. It will provide hybrid capital solutions.
Following the acquisition, which remains subject to regulatory approval, Core Capital founders Walid Fakhry and Stephen Edwards will join ESO Capital's management board.
The enlarged firm, meanwhile, will be led by ESO Capital founder and CEO Alex Schmid.