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Ares Management Fund to acquire loan portfolio from First Capital Holdings

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 14:00

A fund managed by Ares Management’s commercial finance platform is to acquire the asset-based lending portfolio of First Capital Holdings, a commercial finance company that provides asset-based loans and factoring to small and middle-market companies.  »

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Maitland acquires Phoenix Fund Services

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 06:00

Global advisory, fund administration and fiduciary services firm Maitland has acquired 100 per cent of Phoenix Fund Services, a UK based company offering bespoke outsourced fund administration services to investment managers in the UK and offshore. »

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SunGard launches new US transfer agency utility

Fri, 10/04/2015 - 19:00

To address the changing dynamics of the fund services industry, SunGard is expanding its transfer agency capabilities by adding a full-service industry utility offering to its managed services suite.  »


Vontobel to acquire majority stake in TwentyFour Asset Management  

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 16:30

Vontobel Asset Management is to acquire a 60 per cent stake in TwentyFour Asset Management LLP (TwentyFour), an independent fixed income specialist based in London. »

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Carlyle Group to acquire Conifer Financial Services

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 16:09

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group is to acquire a majority stake in assets services firm Conifer Financial Services. Senior management of Conifer will continue to lead the business and own a significant minority interest in the company.  »


FD acquires mobile tech specialist ActivateClients

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 06:00

FD has acquired ActivateClients Limited, in a deal worth EUR4.75m (GBP3.4m), of which EUR1.5m (GBP1.1m) is payable in cash and EUR3.25m (GBP2.4m) is payable through the issue of 183,185 FD new ordinary shares. »

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HKEx, LME and Borsa İstanbul agree partnership

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 18:00

Borsa İstanbul is to acquire the London Metal Exchange’s (LME) stake in clearing house LCH.Clearnet. In addition and Borsa İstanbul is to partner with the LME and the LME’s parent company Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), on the dissemination of market data. »

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BATS Global Markets acquires Hotspot FX Market

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 10:00

BATS Global Markets (BATS) has completed its acquisition of Hotspot FX, an institutional foreign exchange (FX) market, from KCG Holdings. »

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Temenos broadens banking software offering with Multifonds acquisition

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 12:00

Temenos Group, a provider of software to financial institutions globally, has acquired Multifonds, a global provider of fund administration software. »


RCM Alternatives and Attain Capital Management to join forces

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 12:00

RCM Alternatives is to join forces with Attain Capital Management, acquiring its fund offerings, education, research and database assets while bringing its principals and employees under the RCM umbrella.  »

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Apex acquires Pinnacle Fund Administration

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:00

Apex Fund Services has acquired Pinnacle Fund Administration. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Pinnacle operates additional offices in New York and Vancouver. »

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Man Group acquires investment management business of NewSmith

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 11:48

Man Group is to acquire the investment management business of NewSmith, an equity investment manager with USD1.2 billion of funds under management. »


Natixis Global Asset Management in talks to acquire DNCA

Thu, 19/02/2015 - 16:00

Natixis has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire DNCA. If the deal is completed, DNCA would would join Natixis Global Asset Management’s global lineup of independent investment management affiliates. »


Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking acquires stake in GMEX Group

Tue, 17/02/2015 - 19:00

Societe Generale Prime Services – formerly Newedge – has acquired a minority stake in Global Markets Exchange Group International (GMEX Group). »


Fiera Capital acquires US fixed income investment firm

Thu, 12/02/2015 - 11:00

Fiera Capital Corporation is to acquire New York based Samson Capital Advisors, a US fixed income investment management firm with USD7.6 billion in assets under management.  »

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Greenhill acquires Cogent Partners

Wed, 11/02/2015 - 14:00

Investment bank Greenhill & Co is to acquire Cogent Partners, a financial advisor to pension funds, endowments and other institutional investors on the secondary market for alternative assets.   »


GMEX Group takes stake in ALTX Africa Group

Wed, 04/02/2015 - 16:00

GMEX Group has acquired a 25% stake, through its GMEX Technologies (GMEX TECH) subsidiary, in the Mauritius-based ALTX Africa Group Ltd (ALTX).  »


SS&C Technologies to acquire Advent Software

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 16:00

Financial services software and provider SS&C Technologies is to acquire Advent Software, a provider of software and services for the global investment management industry.  »

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Spencer Capital Holdings to acquire USA Risk Group

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 15:00

Spencer Capital Holdings is to acquire USA Risk Group an independent captive insurance manager. The transaction is subject to customary closing requirements and regulatory approval, and is expected to close during the first quarter of 2015.  »

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BATS Global markets to acquire Hotspot FX market

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 11:30

BATS Global Markets (BATS) is to acquire Hotspot FX, an institutional spot foreign exchange market, in a cash transaction valued at USD365 million.   »

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Man Group completes acquisition of Silvermine Capital Management

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 10:00

Man Group has completed the previously announced acquisition of Silvermine Capital Management, a Connecticut-based leveraged loan manager. »


Virtus Partners acquires Trade Settlement

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 06:00

Virtus Partners has acquired the business and assets of Trade Settlement, Inc (TSI), a New York-based primary and secondary loan trading settlement and documentation service provider. »

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Man Group to acquire Silvermine Capital Management

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 19:00

Man Group is to acquire Silvermine Capital Management, a Connecticut-based leveraged loan manager with USD3.8 billion of funds under management across nine active collateralised loan obligation (“CLO”) structures as of 30 November 2014.  »

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Duff & Phelps to acquire Kinetic Partners

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 11:00

Duff & Phelps Corporation is to establish a dedicated financial regulatory and compliance consulting practice through the acquisition of Kinetic Partners. The new practice will be headed up by Kinetic Partners CEO Julian Korek. »

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Man Group acquires Merrill Lynch Alternative Investments' FoHF portfolio

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:00

Man Group is to acquire the investment management contracts from Merrill Lynch Alternative Investments to manage a portfolio of multi-strategy and strategy-focused fund of hedge funds with total AUM of USD1.2 billion.  »

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LSEG completes acquisition of Frank Russell Company

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:00

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), following satisfactory completion of all outstanding conditions, has completed its acquisition of Frank Russell Company (Russell). »

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SS&C acquires DST Global Solutions

Tue, 02/12/2014 - 15:20

Financial services software provider SS&C Technologies Holdings has acquired DST Global Solutions Ltd, a subsidiary of DST Systems, Inc, for USD95 million in cash.   »

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Archway Technology Partners acquires WealthTouch

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 14:30

Archway Technology Partners is to acquire WealthTouch Holdings (WealthTouch), a provider of consolidated investment reporting services to ultra-high net worth families, family offices, wealth advisors and foundations. »

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Actavis to acquire Allergan

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 13:00

Actavis is to acquire pharmaceutical company Allergan for a combination of USD129.22 in cash and 0.3683 Actavis shares for each share of Allergan common stock.   »


Neuberger Berman to purchase Orchard Square Partners from Ramius

Fri, 03/10/2014 - 06:04

Neuberger Berman is to purchase Ramius’ interest in Orchard Square Partners, which manages a global long/short credit investment strategy with approximately USD475 million in client assets. »

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