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CoinShares to Buy Elwood's ETF Index Business for $17M

The purchase also gives CoinShares access to Elwood’s equity-research team.

Jul 6, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:21 p.m. UTC

CoinShares, Europe's largest digital asset investment firm, said it agreed to buy Elwood Technologies’ exchange-traded fund (ETF) index business for $17 million in shares.

  • The ETF business has a partnership with Invesco through the Invesco Elwood Global Blockchain Equity UCITS ETF, which has more than $1 billion of assets, CoinShares said in a statement.
  • The purchase also gives CoinShares Elwood’s equity-research team, which focuses on digital asset companies.
  • Elwood Asset Management is owned by and manages the person digital assets of billionaire investor Alan Howard.
  • Following the disposal to CoinShares, Elwood will focus on providing technology infrastructure for the digital assets market, CEO James Stickland said in the statement.
  • Elwood partner Invesco – an Atlanta-based investment-management firm with $1.5 trillion in assets – filed two crypto-focused ETFs for approval by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last month.

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