Dragonfly Property Finance, part of the Octopus group, will rebrand to become part of Octopus Property in the New Year.
The Octopus group is a UK investment business with over £5.5 billion funds under management and leading positions in several specialist sectors. Octopus Property will join Octopus Investments, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Ventures as part of Octopus’ rapidly expanding business.
Mark Posniak, managing director of Dragonfly Property Finance, said: “Octopus has been instrumental to Dragonfly’s success ever since it provided the business with its first funding line back in 2009. We have always been part of Octopus and the rebrand cements this relationship with the broader Octopus group. We firmly believe that the strength of the Octopus brand will put us in an even stronger market position helping us to accelerate our growth in the years ahead.
“We have big plans for the future and while the Dragonfly brand is strong, we feel we will be able to achieve them much sooner by being part of Octopus Property.”
Simon Rogerson, CEO of Octopus, added: “Dragonfly is a first class business supported by a talented team and it continues to make a significant contribution to the UK property market. Building on Dragonfly’s strong track record, Octopus is now an active investor in the wider property market and the launch of the Octopus Property business in 2016 marks our commitment to the sector over the coming years.
“Octopus has grown rapidly in the past year expanding its investment platforms as we continue to identify those markets where we believe we can really make a difference to our customers while delivering returns to our investors. Property remains a key area of opportunity and we looking forward to taking a leading role in the sector.”