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Acquisitions

Frederick H Waddell, Northern Trust

Northern Trust to acquire fund services units of UBS in Luxembourg and Switzerland

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 09:30

Northern Trust to acquire UBS Asset Management's fund administration servicing units in Luxembourg and Switzerland, expanding its presence in the former and gaining local fund administration capabilities in the latter. »

Masayoshi Son, SoftBank

SoftBank Group to acquire Fortress Investment Group for USD3.3bn

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:48

SoftBank Group (SoftBank or SBG) is to acquire Fortress Investment Group (Fortress) in a cash deal worth approximately USD3.3 billion. »

Man with a loud hailer

CBOE Holdings’ acquisition of Bats Global Markets to close on 28 February

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:15

CBOE Holdings expects to complete its acquisition of  Bats Global Markets on 28 February, 2017. Earlier this month, CBOE Holdings received its final remaining regulatory approval from the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), meaning that all US and European regulatory clearances and approvals relating to the transaction have been received.  »

Chris Addy, Castle Hall Alternatives

Castle Hall integrates SwissAnalytics into due diligence platform

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 10:05

Castle Hall Alternatives is to integrate SwissAnalytics within its global due diligence platform. »

GAIN Capital to acquire client base of FXCM's US operations

GAIN Capital to acquire client base of FXCM's US operations

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 09:04

GAIN Capital, a provider of online trading services, has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the client base of FXCM's US operations. »

BT to acquire IP Trade

BT to acquire IP Trade

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 10:30

BT has signed an agreement to acquire IP Trade, a provider of unified communications and collaboration solutions for trading floor environments and command-and-control dispatch centres. »

Jayesh Punater, Gravitas

Linedata acquires Gravitas

Fri, 27/01/2017 - 09:18

Linedata, a solutions provider to the investment management and credit industries, is to acquire Gravitas Technology Services, a provider of middle office and technology services to the hedge fund industry. »

Raj Sitlani, IS Prime

IS Prime Risk Services acquires Think Liquidity assets

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 10:06

IS Prime Risk Services, an affiliate of IS Prime, has acquired the assets of Think Liquidity, a provider of risk management focused technology and services. »

Dick Pfister, AlphaCore

AlphaCore to double AUM through acquisition

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 09:48

Alternative investment advisory firm AlphaCore Capital has doubled its assets under administration to approximately USD205 million following the acquisition of a San Diego-based registered investment adviser and the addition of five new team members. »

Revel Wood, FundRock

FundRock to acquire Fund Partners

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 08:33

Professional Partners Administration has reached an agreement to sell its authorised corporate director (ACD) operation, Fund Partners, to independent Luxembourg-based fund management company FundRock Management Company. »

Scott Rosen, Visible Alpha

Visible Alpha acquires ONEaccess

Mon, 23/01/2017 - 14:24

Visible Alpha has acquired ONEaccess, a corporate access, resource tracking and broker valuation platform with more than 185 contributing sell-side firms and 150 buy-side client firms. »

Salvatore Cangialosi, Telavance

ACA Compliance Group acquires Telavance

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 09:03

ACA Compliance Group, a provider of compliance, cybersecurity, performance and technology solutions to financial services firms, has acquired Telavance. »

Dan Chung, Fred Alger Management

Alger acquires Weatherbie Capital

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 09:19

Alger Associates has agreed to acquire Boston-based Weatherbie Capital, a growth equity manager with over USD800 million in assets under management. »

Anthony Scaramucci

SkyBridge Capital sells majority stake with Anthony Scaramucci to step down immediately

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 16:52

The majority of global alternative firm SkyBridge Capital has been sold to  RON Transatlantic EG and HNA Capital. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed but at the end of November SkyBridge managed or advised on USD12 billion. »

Michael Chin, Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters completes REDI acquisition

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 14:34

Thomson Reuters has completed its acquisition of REDI Holdings, allowing it to incorporate a cross-asset execution management system (EMS) into its buy-side trading capabilities. »

CBOE prices senior notes offering

CBOE prices senior notes offering

Tue, 10/01/2017 - 09:43

CBOE Holdings has priced an underwritten public offering of USD650 million of its 3.650 per cent Senior Notes due 2027. »

Thomas Shandell, Marble Point

Marble Point acquires American Capital CLO Management

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 10:09

Marble Point Credit Management has acquired American Capital CLO Management (ACCLOM), an investment manager with approximately USD3.4 billion in assets under management across eight collateralised loan obligation (CLO) vehicles as of December 2016. »

Luke Ellis, Man Group

Man Group completes acquisition of Aalto Invest Holding AG

Tue, 03/01/2017 - 14:55

Man Group has completed its previously announced acquisition of Aalto Invest Holding (Aalto). »

Jonathon Clifton, Vistra

Vistra acquires Jordans Group

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 09:22

Vistra, a corporate service providers of international incorporations, trust, fiduciary, and fund administration services, has acquired the Jordans Group from its current shareholder, The West of England Trust Limited. »

Fortress to acquire UniCredit NPL portfolio

Fortress to acquire UniCredit NPL portfolio

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 10:37

Fortress Investment Group is to acquire a significant portion of a EUR17.7 billion portfolio of non-performing Italian loans from UniCredit. »

Bill Stone, SS&C Technologies

SS&C acquires Conifer Financial Services

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 13:10

SS&C Technologies, a provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, has acquired Conifer Financial Services, an independent asset services firm, for an aggregate purchase price of USD88.5 million. »

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). »

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