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Ariadne Capital ECO2 VC Limited Partnership - Waarschuwing MFSA Malta - 2018-May-11

Public statement by the Malta Financial Services Authority in relation to Ariadne Capital Malta Limited

The Malta Financial Services Authority (‘MFSA’) is issuing the following statement in respect
of Ariadne Capital Malta Limited (‘the Company’) having registration number C 49720. The
Company is licensed as a Category 2 Investment Services Licence Holder to control clients’
money and assets as well as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager pursuant to the
Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (‘AIFMD’).

The MFSA is committed to: [a] investigate allegations of activities detrimental to consumers
of financial services, and to identify any practices which may be unfair or harmful to the
integrity of Malta’s financial system; and [b] ensure high standards of conduct and management
in the financial services sector.

The MFSA has been investigating the conduct of the Company, its sole Director Ms Julie
Meyer as well as Ariadne Capital ECO2 VC Limited Partnership since November 2017.
Following careful consideration of the facts available and due process, the Authority identified
a number of serious breaches of licence conditions committed by the Company, including:

[a] failure to have in place a Compliance Officer at all times;
[b] failure to cooperate and collaborate with the MFSA;
[c] failure to abide by the ‘dual control’ principle;
[d] inadequate resources to carry out management of Alternative Investment Funds; and
[e] failure to establish a risk management function, which is separate from the investment
management function.

On the basis of the various breaches stated above, the Authority has today suspended the
Company’s licence in terms of the Investment Services Act. The decision of the MFSA is
applicable with immediate effect. Consequently, the Company is no longer in a position to
provide investment services under the Investment Services Act.

The MFSA’s decision may be appealed to the Financial Services Tribunal.

Communications Unit
Malta Financial Services Authority
Media Release 06-2018
11 May 2018