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Aretex Capital acquires Alerian index maker

B2B information. The new Hong Kong-based private equity firm Aretex Capital Partners is acquiring the Dallas-based Alerian, a provider of energy infrastructure indices and market intelligence, including the flagship Alerian MLP Index (AMZ), which is widely used by industry executives, investment professionals, research analysts, and national media to analyze relative performance. Over $18bn is directly tied to the Alerian Index Series through exchange-traded funds and notes, separately managed accounts, and structured products. Aertex was founded in 2017 by two employees of ZZ Capital International. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.