Highvern completes acquisition of Noble Trust Company
Highvern is pleased to announce completion of the acquisition of Noble Trust Company in Guernsey, further adding to its multi-jurisdictional private capital and corporate services offering. The Guernsey office, which will rebrand to Highvern with immediate effect, will work closely with the group’s other teams in Jersey, Dublin and London in delivering the company’s high standard of service to clients across its private wealth, corporate and fund administration propositions.
The acquisition brings Highvern’s total employees to just under 100 and allows the firm to offer further flexibility and choice to its clients. The purchase of the Swiss arm of the Noble business is due to complete in the near future.
Noble Trust Company has been working with private clients, families, entrepreneurs and corporate partners for over 14 years, specialising in trusted relationships with UHNW individuals and Multi-Family Office services.
Martin Hall, Highvern Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to now formally welcome the Noble team to the Highvern group and to continue building Highvern’s presence in both main Channel Islands. This acquisition is a key part of our wider plans to provide clients with more choice, also enabling us to further extend the Guernsey proposition into other service lines.”
Highvern is a fiduciary, corporate and fund administration services provider headquartered in Jersey, with a presence in London, Dublin and Guernsey. Highvern was established in 2016 following the management buy out of Coutts & Co Trustees (Jersey) Limited. In 2017 it launched its new fund administration services proposition offering a more bespoke level of service across private capital markets.
Highvern now employs nearly 100 staff across its jurisdictional offices, through its core services of Private Wealth, Corporate Services and Fund Administration.
In 2021 Highvern was awarded the Drawdown Award for Technology and Innovation in Fund Administration, as well as the Gold Award for Boutique Trust Company of the Year in the Magic Circle Awards. It was also listed in the Top Trust Companies by eprivateclient.
In 2022 Highvern was named Best Fund Administrators (GP’s with assets <$30Bn) at the Private Equity Wire European Awards.