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Acquisitions

Monte Brem, StepStone

StepStone closes Swiss Capital acquisition

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 14:19

StepStone Group has closed the acquisition of Swiss Capital Alternative Investments, a European private debt and hedge fund solutions provider. »

Andreas Utermann, AllianzG

AllianzGI to acquire Sound Harbor Partners

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 08:47

Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) is to add Sound Harbor Partners, a US private credit manager led by Michael Zupon and Dean Criares, to its private debt platform. »

Chris Walsh, AcadiaSoft

AcadiaSoft buys ProtoColl collateral management service

Tue, 22/11/2016 - 08:54

AcadiaSoft, a provider of margin automation solutions for counterparties engaged in collateral exchange worldwide, has acquired ProtoColl, an end-to-end collateral and margin management service, from the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). »

Deb Weston, MHA MacIntyre Hudson

MHA MacIntyre Hudson acquires KP Audit

Mon, 14/11/2016 - 12:35

Accountancy firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson has acquired KP Audit, a provider of audit services to the investment management industry, including hedge funds, asset management firms and captive insurance companies. »

Matthew Hudson, MJ Hudson

MJ Hudson acquires Allenbridge and Tower Gate Capital

Mon, 14/11/2016 - 09:32

MJ Hudson has expanded it's alternative investments offering with the acquisition of investment advisory firm Allenbridge and outsourced fund management provider Tower Gate Capital. »

SGX secures court sanction for Baltic Exchange acquisition

SGX secures court sanction for Baltic Exchange acquisition

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 13:37

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has secured court sanction for its acquisition of Baltic Exchange. »

Eli Kent, Moody Aldrich Partners

Moody Aldrich Partners acquires electricity trading hedge fund kWantix

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 08:54

Moody Aldrich Partners (MAP) has acquired substantially all of the assets of Pittsburgh-based kWantix Trading and kWantix Trading Advisors.   »

Elliott to acquire a controlling interest in Aeolus

Elliott to acquire a controlling interest in Aeolus

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 10:37

Multi-strategy hedge fund manager Elliott Management Corporation, through an affiliate, is to acquire a controlling interest in Aeolus Capital Management (ACM) and its affiliated entities. »

Mohammed Al Ardhi, Investcorp

Investcorp buys 3i's debt management business

Tue, 25/10/2016 - 10:13

Alternative investment specialist Investcorp has agreed to acquire the debt management business of 3i (3iDM) from UK-based 3i Group for GBP222 million (approximately USD271 million). »

Luke Ellis, Man Group

Man Group acquires Aalto and launches Man Global Private Markets

Fri, 14/10/2016 - 09:57

Man Group plc has acquired Aalto Invest Holding AG and launched a new ‘private markets offering’, Man Global Private Markets,  designed to offer longer term investments and complement their existing products. Man defines private markets as real estate, credit and infrastructure. »

Michael Rucci, MUFG Fund Services

MUFG Investor Services acquires Rydex Fund Services from Guggenheim Investments

Wed, 05/10/2016 - 08:13

MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing group of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has completed the acquisition of Rydex Fund Services, a 1940-Act mutual fund administration business, from Guggenheim Investments. »

Alex Matturri, S&P Dow Jones Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices acquires Trucost

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 14:21

S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) has acquired a controlling stake in Trucost, a provider of carbon and environmental data and risk analysis, through its subsidiary S&P Global Indices UK. »

Jean-Guy Desjardins, Fiera Capital

Fiera Capital to acquire London-based Charlemagne Capital

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 09:55

Canadian asset management firm Fiera Capital has made an offer to acquire the entire share capital of London-based asset manager Charlemagne Capital. »

Eden Rock acquires full ownership of ERG Asset Management

Eden Rock acquires full ownership of ERG Asset Management

Wed, 28/09/2016 - 09:35

Eden Rock Group has purchased Gottex’s stake in ERG Asset Management and now owns the firm outright. »

Edward T Tilly, CBOE

CBOE Holdings to acquire Bats Global Markets

Mon, 26/09/2016 - 14:31

CBOE Holdings is to acquires Bats Global in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately USD32.50 per share, or a total of approximately USD3.2 billion, consisting of 31 per cent cash and 69 per cent CBOE Holdings stock. »

Michael Chin, Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters strengthens buy-side trading capabilities with REDI acquisition

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 08:45

Thomson Reuters has signed a definitive agreement to acquire REDI Holdings, a trading technology pioneer whose flagship REDIPlus execution management system (EMS) provides advanced cross-asset class trading capabilities to the buy-side.  »

KCD PR acquires Wall & Broadway

KCD PR acquires Wall & Broadway

Tue, 20/09/2016 - 08:41

California-based financial services communications consultancy KCD PR has acquired Wall & Broadway, a boutique consultancy specialising in technology clients with an emphasis in the fintech sector. »

KCG completes acquisition of Neonet

KCG completes acquisition of Neonet

Fri, 16/09/2016 - 07:51

KCG Holdings has completed the acquisition of Neonet Securities, an independent agency broker and execution specialist based in Stockholm, Sweden. »

Bill Stone

SS&C acquires Wells Fargo’s Global Fund Services business

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 14:25

Financial services provider SS&C Technologies has acquired Wells Fargo Global Fund Services, a provider of administration, middle-office, operations and cash/collateral management services to alternative investment managers. The terms of the deal have not been revealed.  »

TD Securities to acquire Albert Fried & Company

TD Securities to acquire Albert Fried & Company

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 07:51

TD Securities US has acquired Albert Fried & Company (AF&Co), an established New York-based broker-dealer. »

MassMutual affiliates adopt Barings brand

MassMutual affiliates adopt Barings brand

Mon, 12/09/2016 - 09:03

MassMutual affiliates Babson Capital Management, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, Wood Creek Capital Management and Baring Asset Management are now fully integrated and operating as a unified company under the Barings name.  »

INTL FCStone acquires ICAP’s EMEA oils broking business

INTL FCStone acquires ICAP’s EMEA oils broking business

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 13:34

INTL FCStone, a financial services organisation delivering execution and advisory services in commodities, currencies and securities, has acquired the London-based EMEA oils business of ICAP. »

Pavillion acquires Altius and launches Pavillion Alternatives Group

Pavillion acquires Altius and launches Pavillion Alternatives Group

Wed, 07/09/2016 - 09:56

Pavilion Financial has closed its acquisition of Altius Holdings, the parent company of Altius Associates, a private markets advisory and separate account management firm with offices in the UK, US and Singapore.  »

BGC Partners to acquire Perimeter Markets

BGC Partners to acquire Perimeter Markets

Fri, 26/08/2016 - 10:06

BGC Partners, a provider of brokerage services to the financial and real estate markets, is to acquire Perimeter Markets, an independent provider of electronic fixed income and futures trading in Canada, through its CBID platforms. »

MainstreamBPO to acquire hedge fund administrator Fundadministration

MainstreamBPO to acquire hedge fund administrator Fundadministration

Tue, 23/08/2016 - 09:44

Fund administration provider MainstreamBPO is to acquire New York-based hedge fund administration business Fundadministration. »

FAB Partners to acquire CIFC for USD333m in cash

FAB Partners to acquire CIFC for USD333m in cash

Mon, 22/08/2016 - 08:26

An affiliate of alternative investment platform FAB Partners is to acquire US private debt investment manager CIFC for approximately USD333 million in cash. »

Euronext to acquire 20 per cent stake in EuroCCP

Euronext to acquire 20 per cent stake in EuroCCP

Thu, 18/08/2016 - 08:12

European exchange group Euronext is to acquire a 20 per cent stake in central counterparty EuroCCP for around EUR14 million, subject to closing adjustments. »

Crestline supports benefitexpress with benefitsCONNECT acquisition

Crestline supports benefitexpress with benefitsCONNECT acquisition

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 07:56

Crestline Specialty Lending (CSL), a part of the opportunistic investment group of credit-focused institutional alternative asset manager Crestline Investors, is supporting benefitexpress’ add-on acquisition of benefitsCONNECT. »

Bats to acquire Javelin swap execution facility

Bats to acquire Javelin swap execution facility

Fri, 12/08/2016 - 09:59

Bats Global Markets is to acquire Javelin SEF, a swap execution facility (SEF). »

JTC to launch AIFM ManCo following Arcange REIM acquisition

JTC to launch AIFM ManCo following Arcange REIM acquisition

Fri, 29/07/2016 - 15:01

Institutional and private client service provider JTC has acquired Arcange REIM in Luxembourg, enabling it to launch a new AIFM management company (ManCo) business as it continues to enhance its range of European alternative fund services. »

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