Class 1 acquisition of the Architas UK Investment Business

RSM’s capital markets team has acted as a reporting accountant on the acquisition of the UK Investment Business of Architas Limited, from AXA by Liontrust Asset Management plc.

The acquisition constituted a Class 1 transaction for Liontrust Asset Management plc under the Listing Rules. The acquisition also constituted a carve out transaction under the Standards for Investment Reporting.

The RSM capital markets team were very pleased to act for this FTSE 250 company and demonstrate their ability to deliver under a tight eight-week timetable. RSM look forward to similar opportunities in the future.

Transaction team: Diane Craig, Matt Cowie and Emmet Faherty.


We have been very impressed with the technical knowledge and commercial support from the RSM team. Working on a complex carve out to a short timescale is no menial task and the team excelled themselves at all stages. We would have struggled to produce the circular in the timeframe required without their help.

David Boyle, Head of Corporate Development