Sanne is a leading global provider of alternative asset and corporate business services, headquartered in London and a FTSE 250 listed company.

2,135+ Clients globally
10,450+ Structures and funds administered
£500bn AuA

Investment case

  1. Focused firmly on the global alternatives high growth markets
    We operate in highly regulated markets where clients are of a high-calibre and institutional nature.
  2. Well positioned business in our industry to take advantage of market opportunities
    We are present across key international financial centres and jurisdictions, meaning we are exposed to the largest markets and have the ability to service clients at a local level and globally across multiple jurisdictions.
  3. Attractive financial model
    Our client relationships and contracts are long term which means we have high recurring revenues.
  4. Robust and consistently invested into our operating platform
    Our business is built on well-established and robust compliance and risk management frameworks, accredited business processes and policies.

Key drivers of our addressable market

What this means

Higher returns driving sustainable long-term growth in assets allocated towards alternative investments.

Opportunity it provides

There are an increasing number of client funds structures to service.

How are we responding

Core focus of the Group’s growth strategy is on capturing new funds from both existing clients and new asset managers to Sanne.

What this means
Increasing regulatory demands on alternative asset managers and their funds increases the number of services that are required.

Opportunity it provides
For each fund Sanne services, this increases the revenue opportunity.

How are we responding
Through the Group compliance teams and product vertical strategies, Sanne continues to invest in its range of services and compliance strength to assist our clients with all their requirements.

What this means
Increasing operating complexity and regulatory burden on asset managers as well as a desire for cost efficiencies is driving the trend for increased levels of outsourcing.

Opportunity it provides
As a leading third-party specialist service provider to the sector, Sanne is capturing more work from asset managers who have traditionally insourced the operations.

How are we responding
Core focus of the Group’s growth strategy is on capturing the increased volumes of services outsourced by asset managers.

Other dynamics impacting our business and competitive landscape

What this means
Asset managers and the fund structures they manage are increasingly global in their search for investors, their investment focus and structure.

Opportunity it provides
Third party fund administrators like Sanne are increasingly required to have the expertise and presence to be able to service the asset managers and their fund structures in all their key locations.

How are we responding
Sanne continues to build out its presence and expertise across all major locations, which allows us to better service our clients and differentiate ourselves from regional providers.

What this means
Sanne’s industry remains highly fragmented.

Opportunity it provides
Sanne has the opportunity to consolidate high quality businesses into its platform to accelerate its growth strategy.

How are we responding
Sanne continues to have a disciplined approach to finding and acquiring high quality businesses that accelerate the Group’s strategy.

Sanne is a global business that operates in a highly fragmented industry and serves a number of end markets with significant opportunities for growth, including alternatives and corporates.

Our strategic focus

Sanne partners with top tier alternative asset managers, financial institutions and global corporates who require a high-touch professional service due to the bespoke nature of their investment products and activities. These products and activities have become increasingly complex and cross-jurisdictional requiring co-ordinated support across a global platform supported by industry experts in private equity, private debt, capital markets, real assets, hedge and corporate.

Sanne executes this strategy by offering “local excellence on a global platform”. We have built a platform spanning 23 locations with over 2,200 employees that are preeminent in our core markets and are relied upon by over 2,135 clients with AuA totalling in excess of £500 billion. Clients choose Sanne not only because of its depth of resource, but also because of our client-centric approach which focuses relentlessly on delivering quality support.

This client-centric approach is predicated on a professional services philosophy and is backed-up by the assurance of our listing on the London Stock Exchange which provides a credible governance framework for a business with over £500 billion in assets under administration. Listing also means that Sanne can take a long-term approach with clients requiring stability of service over 10-year plus cycles in an industry where the competitive landscape is dominated by short-term propositions.

Structural market growth

Sanne’s continued growth has stemmed from the combined effects of investor demand for alternative investment strategies, ever increasing regulatory complexity and the rise in outsourcing by asset managers increasing the size of our addressable markets. The trend towards outsourcing is a result of increasing sophistication among clients in relation to outsourcing together with a desire to rationalise supply chains. In this environment, we believe that Sanne is uniquely placed to meet growing industry needs and is determined to develop a sustainable product that helps facilitate global investment in a responsible manner.

The Group’s growth strategy is focused on a series of core initiatives:

  1. Drive differentiated, best-in-class client offering across high touch and technology enabled services
    This involves investing in the best people and training programmes, developing efficient and best in class processes; investing in new technology-led services and propositions; rolling out new capabilities relevant to specific product groups and adding new services that are relevant to our client base.
  2. Increase our share of wallet within existing asset manager client groups as well as targeting new ones
    This involves cross-selling more services to each fund manager; capturing new fund launches by existing clients; servicing larger client groups across all their alternative investment product strategies and all their operating jurisdictions; displacing competitors as clients seek to rationalise their supply chain; and targeting new asset manager clients into the platform either through competitive process or encouraging first time outsourcing.
  3. Roll out our services and product offerings at scale across the entire global footprint
    This involves ensuring that we offer all product verticals in every location they are relevant to at the same high standards and scale.
  4. Add new geographical markets to the Group’s footprint in line with client requirements
    This involves opening offices across new locations to access new markets and clients or support existing clients.
  5. Invest in resilient and scalable operating platforms and technology to support our client service offering
    This involves continuing to build robust capability across Group Service areas such as risk, compliance, human resources and finance as well as investing in technology and systems to improve efficiency and capability and develop processes to ensure scalability and effectiveness.

Sanne has a proven track record of finding, acquiring and integrating specialist firms in the administration sector which have enhanced the value proposition of the Group and our services. This activity is essentially relationship driven and uses Sanne’s capital resources to fund acquisitions, strategic investments and partnerships to augment or accelerate growth across one or more organic growth initiatives. These transactions are always undertaken in a responsible manner after careful due diligence to ensure a shared vision and minimise any risks to the Group. Sanne does not specifically target inorganic growth for its own sake.

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