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Canadian Newswire | October 28, 2015

CIBC Mellon to provide asset servicing as Cygnus Investment Partners LP launches KKR alternative investment offerings in Canada

Cygnus offering features historically low minimums in Canada for institutional and qualified individual investors to access KKR’s alternative investment vehicles

TORONTO, October 28, 2015 – CIBC Mellon today announced that it has been selected to provide asset servicing for Cygnus Investment Partners’ (Cygnus) new set of alternative investment solutions. The Cygnus offering provides Canadian institutional and qualified individual investors with access to a global and diversified suite of KKR products through innovative structures featuring historically low minimums. KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, capital markets, credit strategies and hedge funds. CIBC Mellon will provide Cygnus with custody and safekeeping of client assets, foreign exchange processing and settlement, and investment information delivery…read more.

The Globe & Mail | September 21, 2015

New firm brings KKR funds to smaller Canadian investors

Cygnus Investment Partners LP plans to offer KKR funds to investors through its own fund

U.S. investment giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is betting that smaller Canadian investors want more access to private investments, and it is partnering with a new Toronto firm to test the market.

Cygnus Investment Partners LP will be KKR’s distribution ally in Canada, targeting investors who typically wouldn’t have enough capital to invest on their own. Cygnus will gather the investments of these smaller accredited investors and institutions and invest in KKR’s asset classes, such as private equity, energy, infrastructure and real estate, through a Canadian domiciled fund…read more.