CoinShares acquires Valkyrie’s ETF business

CoinShares, a European digital asset investment firm, has completed the acquisition of Valkyrie Funds, including the sponsor rights to the firm’s spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

As part of the deal, CoinShares has also acquired the firm’s investment advisory business, Valkyrie Investments, and the sponsor rights for its physically-backed Bitcoin 


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 ETF, the Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund, CoinShares announced on March 12.

The acquisition price will be settled at the end of a three-year earnout period based on Valkyrie’s financial results. The deal also puts Valkyrie’s other ETFs under CoinShares’ management, including the Valkyrie Bitcoin and Ether Strategy ETF, the Valkyrie Bitcoin Miners ETF and the Valkyrie Bitcoin Futures Leveraged Strategy ETF.

According to Jean-Marie Mognetti, the CEO of CoinShares, the United States is a critical market for global asset managers. Mognetti wrote:

“The Valkyrie acquisition is yet another step in our growth strategy with a special focus this time in the U.S. This acquisition brings an additional $530 million AUM to CoinShares, which makes it a top-line contributor from day one. More importantly, it broadens our product offerings, strengthens our innovation capacity, and increases by a factor of 15 our total addressable market.”

Following the acquisition, CoinShares will start rebranding Valkyrie and its products under its own ecosystem. CoinShares held an option to acquire Valkyrie since November 2023. The acquisition is part of CoinShares’ plans to expand its asset management platform in the United States.


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