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Ian Moore, executive chairman, IFG Trust and Corporate Group

IFG Trust and Corporate Group acquires the Moore Group

Mon, 19/11/2012 - 11:45

IFG Trust and Corporate Group has acquired Jersey-based Moore Group. »

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Man sells residual Lehman exposure

Fri, 16/11/2012 - 14:21

Man Group has entered into a series of transactions with Hutchinson Investors, managed by the Baupost Group, to sell the residual exposure to the Lehman estates that it acquired in July 2011 from certain GLG managed funds. »

Jim Minnick, co-founder and chief executive of eVestment

eVestment acquires PerTrac and Fundspire

Wed, 14/11/2012 - 12:07

eVestment, a provider of institutional investment data and cloud-based analytic solutions, has acquired PerTrac, a provider of hedge fund analysis software and workflow solutions, and Fundspire, a cloud-based technology provider of hedge fund analytics.  »

Joe Redwine, US Bancorp Fund Services

US Bancorp Fund Services acquires AIS Fund Administration

Wed, 14/11/2012 - 10:15

US Bancorp Fund Services, a subsidiary of US Bancorp (NYSE:USB), has agreed to acquire AIS Fund Administration (AIS), a provider of fund administration and related services to alternative investment managers.   »

Man with loud hailer

Leucadia National Corporation and Jefferies Group to merge

Tue, 13/11/2012 - 15:40

Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK) and Jefferies Group have approved a definitive merger agreement under which Jefferies’ shareholders (other than Leucadia, which currently owns approximately 28.6% of the Jefferies outstanding shares) will receive 0.81 of a share of Leucadia common stock for each share of Jefferies common stock they hold. »

Steve Georgala, chief executive of Maitland

Maitland acquires Admiral Administration

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 06:25

Maitland, a provider of fund administration, multi-jurisdictional legal, tax, fiduciary and investment advisory services, has acquired Admiral Administration. »

Georg Jensen bracelet

Investcorp acquires Scandinavia's luxury brand Georg Jensen

Tue, 06/11/2012 - 12:17

Investcorp, a provider and manager of alternative investment products, is to acquire Scandinavia's luxury retailer Georg Jensen for USD140m from private equity group Axcel Capital Partners. »


Franklin Templeton completes purchase of majority stake in fund of hedge funds specialist K2 Advisors

Mon, 05/11/2012 - 06:00

Franklin Resources, which operates as Franklin Templeton Investments, has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in fund of hedge funds manager K2 Advisors Holdings LLC. »


MarketAxess to acquire Xtrakter from EuroClear

Fri, 02/11/2012 - 15:42

MarketAxess Holdings has agreed to acquire Xtrakter Limited, a provider of regulatory transaction reporting, financial market data and trade matching services to the European securities markets for GBP26 million. Xtrakter is a wholly owned subsidiary of Euroclear SA/NV. »

Man with loud hailer

Double Haven acquires DragonBack Capital

Wed, 24/10/2012 - 06:30

Double Haven Capital Management (Hong Kong) Limited (Double Haven) has acquired the hedge fund platform, DragonBack Capital Limited. »

Andrew H. Moser, president of Salus Capital

Salus Capital Partners closes USD65m DIP facility for HMX Group

Mon, 22/10/2012 - 12:07

Salus Capital Partners has provided a USD65m Debtor-in-Possession (DIP) credit facility to HMX Group, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of men’s and women’s business and leisure apparel. »

Bill Stone, chairman and chief executive officer, SS&C Technologies

SS&C acquires Hedgemetrix

Fri, 19/10/2012 - 14:17

SS&C Technologies has acquired Texas-based Hedgemetrix, a boutique full-service fund administrator providing accounting, tax, and consulting services to domestic and offshore hedge funds, private equity funds, funds of funds and their investment managers. »

Olivier Dellenbach, eFront

eFront acquires DMLT

Fri, 12/10/2012 - 13:00

eFront, an alternative investment software solutions provider backed by private equity firm Francisco Partners, has acquired DMLT, a provider of investor reporting and portal services for the alternative asset community. »

Handshake and money

Management of Larch Lane Advisors to acquire business from OMAM

Fri, 12/10/2012 - 10:07

The existing management team of Larch Lane Advisors, a specialist in early stage hedge fund investing and seeding, is to acquire the business from parent company Old Mutual Asset Management (US). »

Bill Stone, chairman and chief executive officer, SS&C Technologies

SS&C acquires Gravity Financial

Mon, 01/10/2012 - 10:19

SS&C Technologies, a provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, has acquired full-service fund administrator Gravity Financial. »

Leonhard Fischer, chief executive officer of Kleinwort Benson Group and RHJ International

Kleinwort Benson and Deutsche Bank agree deal for proposed acquisition of BHF-BANK

Mon, 24/09/2012 - 10:42

Kleinwort Benson Group (KBG), the wholly owned subsidiary of financial services group RHJ International (RHJI), has reached agreement with Deutsche Bank to acquire BHF-BANK, a German private bank. »

Greg Johnson, chief executive of Franklin Templeton Investments

Franklin Templeton to acquire majority stake in fund of hedge funds specialist K2

Thu, 20/09/2012 - 10:40

Franklin Resources, which operates as Franklin Templeton Investments, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in K2 Advisors, an independent fund of hedge funds manager. »

Christopher D. Long, president of Palmer Square

Palmer Square signs investment deal with Geneva Arbitrage Fund

Tue, 18/09/2012 - 10:33

Palmer Square Capital Management, along with Montage Investments and Atlantic Asset Management, has agreed a partnership with Geneva Arbitrage Fund. »

Henry Kravis, co-founder, KKR

KKR’s Prisma Capital Partners acquisition on track to close in October

Thu, 13/09/2012 - 10:02

KKR has confirmed that all necessary consents and regulatory approvals to acquire Prisma Capital Partners have been obtained and that the closing is anticipated to occur in October 2012. »


Avalon Lake Partners spins-out from WTP Advisors

Mon, 10/09/2012 - 05:01

WTP Advisors’ Capital Markets division will separate from the company and become a standalone business effective immediately. The new business will be named Avalon Lake Partners and is relocating its headquarters to New York City. »

Olivier Sarkozy, Carlyle managing director and head of the financial services team

Carlyle and TCW management acquire TCW Group from Société Générale

Fri, 10/08/2012 - 14:04

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group and the management of The TCW Group, an asset management firm, are to acquire TCW from Société Générale. »

Guy Coltman, partner, Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen advises on the sale of FRM to Man Group

Fri, 03/08/2012 - 12:17

Carey Olsen has advised on the sale of FRM Holdings (Financial Risk Management) to Man Group by way of a Jersey scheme of arrangement. »

Charles Li and Martin Abbott

LME shareholders vote in favour of acquisition by HKEx

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 10:07

The ordinary shareholders of LME Holdings have approved all the resolutions required in connection with the proposed scheme of arrangement to implement the acquisition of LME Holdings by Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEx). »


Van Eck acquires hedge fund beta business

Fri, 20/07/2012 - 12:03

Van Eck Associates has acquired a hedge fund beta business and team from Lyster Watson, and will be offering a suite of strategies called Trackers. »

George Sullivan, State Street

State Street to acquire Goldman Sachs Administration Services

Wed, 18/07/2012 - 09:35

State Street Corporation has agreed to acquire hedge fund administrator Goldman Sachs Administration Services (GSAS) from The Goldman Sachs Group, in a cash transaction with a total purchase price of USD550 million. »

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Capital Financial Global pursuing 40% interest in hedge fund

Thu, 28/06/2012 - 11:21

Capital Financial Global, Inc (OTC: CFGX), is in talks with a hedge fund to acquire a 40% interest in its management entity. »

Peter Hughes, Group Managing Director, Apex Fund Services Ltd,

Apex opens second US office

Wed, 27/06/2012 - 06:00

Apex Fund Services has opened its second US office in Miami, Florida. Apex has grown by 185% since 2009. »

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PLUS shareholders approve acquisition by ICAP

Tue, 19/06/2012 - 16:00

The shareholders of PLUS Markets Group have approved the sale of PLUS Stock Exchange to ICAP. ICAP will now work to complete the acquisition as soon as possible. »

Henry Kravis, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of KKR

KKR to acquire Prisma Capital Partners

Tue, 19/06/2012 - 13:17

KKR & Co is to acquire Prisma Capital Partners, a provider of customised hedge fund solutions. Financial terms for the transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter 2012, have not been disclosed. »

Alex Price, CEO of Palmer Capital

Palmer Capital agrees deal to acquire Invista

Tue, 19/06/2012 - 13:00

The Board of Directors of Invista Real Estate Investment Management Holdings and the Board of Directors of Palmer Capital Investors (India) Limited have reached agreement on the terms of an offer whereby Palmer Capital will acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Invista. »

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