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Sep 6, 2021
Share Auctus Asset Management is raising capital to buy up a significant minority interest in Adam Schwab’s Lux Group. Auctus, a subsidiary of ASX-listed Auctus Investment Group, will establish a new fund specifically for the opportunity to invest up to $100 million in a new convertible note being raised by Lux. Adam Schwab’s Lux Group is looking to do a deal with Auctus Asset Management. The PE-type asset manager has set a date of November 18 to have raised at least $60 million. If it does not hit this amount by that date, the deal will not proceed. Auctus Investment Group typically raises funds from its network of investors for specific opportunities. It has broad portfolio of assets, including positions in PETstock, healthcare tech platform Unite US, North American energy storage company esVOLTA and US-based early stage VC fund Scout Ventures Fund III. It also part-owns nine US-based student housing assets with a gross asset value of approximately $US125 million. Advertisement Its biggest backer is Wolf Capital, a private investment company established by Bruce Wilson (the Wilson family are the majority owners of plumbing company Reece Group) in 2011. The investment company is listed on the ASX, and despite owning substantial stakes in a range of assets, only has a market capitalisation of $88 million. Based in Melbourne, Lux Group is the owner of travel deals business Luxury Escapes. Before COVID-19, it was forecast to turnover $500 million in 2020 and has previously appeared on The Australian Financial Review’s Faster Starters list. In February, it bought digital concierge firm Porter & Saile.