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Circle Partners acquisition of Caledonian Global Fund Services Ltd.

Date: Monday, August 25, 2014
Author: News Release

Amersfoort, the Netherlands – Circle Partners, an independent financial services provider with headquarters

in the Netherlands, today announced the acquisition of Caledonian Global Fund Services Limited based in

Orlando, Florida, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.

Says Michel van Zanten, global head of fund services: “With this acquisition, Circle Partners is wellpositioned

to further expand its fund administration services to the US marketplace and to strengthen its

presence in the Western Hemisphere, having acquired a fund services operation in Curaçao back in 2012.

This is an important and logic step in our strategy of becoming a global service provider”.

About Circle Partners:

Circle Partners was incorporated in 2000 and provides fund administration, fiduciary management and

advisory services to its clients. Circle Partners’ three founding partners: Sükrü Evrengün, Pieter-Jan van der

Pols and Erik Kuijl, each have over twenty years of work experience in the fund administration and banking

industry. Michel van Zanten joined Circle Partners in 2013 as global head of fund services after having

worked in various senior roles at Credit Suisse and Citco Fund Services.

Circle Partners has operational offices in Amersfoort (the Netherlands), Bratislava (Slovakia), Luxembourg

and Curaçao (Dutch Caribbean) and representative offices in Zurich and London. With the completion of

this acquisition, the Circle Partners group now employs approximately 70 employees, services all types of

alternative funds, with a combined sum of assets under administration of over US$6 billion.

Given the current market conditions and increased regulation, Circle Partners is now better positioned to

meet the needs of its clients, in particular those who require to be serviced out of multiple geographical

locations. Its goal remains to be a reliable and trustworthy partner to its clients, which they believe can only

be achieved by rendering impeccable services.

The details of the new offices and its team members are available on the website (www.circlepartners.com).