NATIXIS BUYS THREE M&A BOUTIQUES – French investment bank, Natixis, have bought majority and minority stakes in three independent boutique M&A investment banks. Natixis have brought a 51% stake in Frenchurch Advisory Partners LLP, who focus on corporate finance advisory to finance service firms in Britain. They have also purchased a majority stake in Vermilion Partners, a boutique who focus on cross-boarder M&A involving China. Third and finally, a minority stake in Clipperton, a business who specialize in high-growth technology. The reason behind the recent acquisitions is to diversify the investment banking arm. @Marc Vincent, Global Head of Corporate & Investment Banking at Natixis has said in a statement, “the acquisition of key expertise in financial services, China and European Tech is complementary to our existing franchise.” #SpartanInternational