Kepler Capital Markets (KCM) is pleased to announce that the transaction to raise new capital and bring onboard new minority shareholders is closed as of Friday, 14th October. The final shareholdings in KCM are as follows: Staff & Management 53%, BlackFin Capital Partners 21%, La Caisse des Dépôts 14%, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa 7%, Banca Leonardo 5%. The shareholder equity of the group is € 84m which gives KCM a Basel II ratio of over 40%. The group has no debt. The equity brokerage business of Banca Leonardo will be integrated into KCM’s Italian operation from Monday, 17th October.