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Deals and Transactions

Joe Ratterman

BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge complete merger

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 06:10

BATS Global Markets and Direct Edge completed their merger on 31 January, creating one of the world’s largest stock exchange operators. »

Fund administration

The Conifer Group and Vastardis Capital Services combine to form global fund admin firm

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 11:00

The Conifer Group and Vastardis Capital Services have signed a definitive merger agreement to combine their respective businesses. »

Research

Gary D Halbert acquires Theta Investment Research

Wed, 29/01/2014 - 15:00

Gary D Halbert has acquired certain assets of active money manager database Theta Investment Research of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. »

Accounts

Cordium acquires HedgeStart

Fri, 24/01/2014 - 06:04

Compliance and regulatory services provider Cordium has acquired HedgeStart, a provider of UK tax, accounting and regulatory compliance consulting services to the investment management and securities industries. »

Nigel Le Quesne

JTC Group acquires book of business and staff from Herald Trust

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 12:09

JTC Group, an independent provider of private client, fund and corporate services, has acquired a substantial book of private client business from Herald Trust Company Limited, which is no longer part of the Herald Group. »

Document signing

Hedge funds sign deals with Aztec Exchange to purchase corporate invoices

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 06:04

Hedge funds in the US, UK and Singapore have signed agreements with Aztec Exchange to purchase invoices from suppliers in emerging markets and credit-constrained developed markets. »

Document signing

Elliott offers to acquire Riverbed for USD19.00 per share in cash

Fri, 10/01/2014 - 06:13

Elliott Management Corporation has sent a letter to the board of directors of Riverbed Technology offering to acquire all of the firm’s outstanding shares of common stock at USD19.00 per share in cash. »

Michael Sanders, chairman of the board of Alceda Fund Management SA

BNY Mellon and Alceda sign depositary agreement for alternative investment funds

Thu, 09/01/2014 - 11:13

BNY Mellon has been appointed as depositary for a significant proportion of the alternative investment holdings of Alceda Asset Management GmbH in Germany and Alceda Fund Management SA in Luxembourg. »

Jigsaw pieces

Cayman law firms to merge

Fri, 20/12/2013 - 10:08

Two law firms in the Cayman Islands have agreed to merge early in the new year forming one of the strongest and most experienced practices in the Caribbean. »

Joachim Gottschalk, chairman and chief executive officer of Gottex

Gottex and EIM to merge

Mon, 16/12/2013 - 12:00

Alternative investment managers Gottex Fund Management and EIM Group have reached agreement on the proposed merger of their businesses. »

James McGovern, chief executive officer of Arrow

Arrow Capital Management acquires BluMont Capital

Fri, 06/12/2013 - 12:32

Arrow Capital Management has received all necessary approvals of applicable securities regulatory authorities to complete the purchase of BluMont Capital Corporation from Integrated Asset Management. »

James S Holbrook, Jr, chairman and CEO of Sterne Agee

Sterne Agee closes acquisition of Yorvik Partners

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 10:36

Sterne Agee, one of the oldest and largest privately held financial services firms in the US, has closed its purchase of London-based brokerage firm Yorvik Partners, which has been renamed Sterne Agee UK. »

Guernsey flag

JTC Group acquires Anson Group

Mon, 02/12/2013 - 12:39

JTC Group has acquired the fund administration business of the Guernsey-based Anson Group. »

Timber

Phaunos terminates investment management agreement with FourWinds

Mon, 02/12/2013 - 11:47

Phaunos Timber Fund has reached agreement by mutual consent to terminate its investment management agreement with FourWinds Capital Management with immediate effect.  »

barred

Australian Federal Treasurer blocks ADM’s GrainCorp acquisition

Fri, 29/11/2013 - 13:28

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is ‘disappointed’ with the Australian Federal Treasurer’s decision to prohibit ADM’s proposed acquisition of GrainCorp Limited (ASX:GNC). »

David M Rubenstein, co-founder and co-chief executive officer of Carlyle

Carlyle Group to acquire Diversified Global Asset Management

Wed, 27/11/2013 - 10:08

The Carlyle Group is to acquire Diversified Global Asset Management (DGAM), a manager of hedge funds with more than USD6.7bn in managed and advised assets. »

Lawsuit

Boutique law firms for the alternative assets industry merge PE and HW practices

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 13:17

MJ Hudson and MW Cornish & Co have merged their respective private equity and hedge funds practices with immediate effect. »

Steve Bates, Zephyr Management (UK)

Guardian Capital Group acquires boutique emerging market equity firm in London

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 12:20

Guardian Capital Group is to acquire a specialist boutique emerging market equity investment firm in London, providing the firm with an international platform to expand its asset management business. »

Cooperation

Oaktree and China Cinda Asset Management form JV

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 10:08

Oaktree Capital Group and China Cinda Asset Management are to jointly invest in distressed assets in China and to cooperate with respect to distressed assets investments in markets outside China. »

Irish flag

US Bancorp Fund Services acquires Quintillion

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 12:46

US Bancorp Fund Services has agreed to acquire Quintillion Limited, an Ireland-domiciled full-service hedge fund administrator. »

Globe and clock

NYSE Euronext sets date for completing acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 10:08

NYSE Euronext has provided a statement and timeline for the completion of its acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), an operator of global markets and clearing houses. »

Thumbs up in the air

Nikko AM acquires Treasury Asia Asset Management

Thu, 17/10/2013 - 14:00

Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has acquired the Asia-Pacific investment manager Treasury Asia Asset Management Limited (TAAM). »

A Park in Luxembourg with flags flying

Citco acquires SEB’s Corporate Management Services business

Wed, 16/10/2013 - 06:00

Citco Corporate & Trust has reached an agreement to acquire Société Européenne de Banque’s (SEB) Corporate Management Services business. SEB plans to focus on its core banking activities. »

Yves Perrier, Amundi chief executive officer

Amundi completes acquisition of Smith Breeden

Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:58

Amundi’s acquisition of Smith Breeden Associates has been finalised following completion of the customary conditions of informing regulatory authorities and gaining approval from certain clients and shareholders. »

Marketing

Peppercomm acquires Walek & Associates

Mon, 07/10/2013 - 15:01

Peppercomm Strategic Communications has acquired Walek & Associates, an independent financial, capital markets and investor relations firm. »

Michael Bodson, DTCC president and chief executive officer

DTCC acquires 100 per cent of Omgeo

Thu, 03/10/2013 - 16:01

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has completed its 100% acquisition of Omgeo. »

Merger

ICE-NYSE Euronext merger moves a step closer

Thu, 03/10/2013 - 13:50

The chairmen's committee of Euronext regulators has issued a letter to ICE and NYSE Euronext indicating that they are "not minded to object" to the proposed merger between the two companies. »

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

SS&C acquires Prime Management Limited

Thu, 03/10/2013 - 11:49

SS&C Technologies has acquired Prime Management Limited, a fund administrator and a service provider to investment structures, sponsors and managers in the insurance linked securities market. »

Dollars

Milbank represents KKR Asset Management in USD300m CLO upsize

Tue, 01/10/2013 - 11:01

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy represented affiliates of KKR Asset Management (KAM) in connection with the USD300m upsize of the existing KKR Financial CLO 2011-1 secured financing. »

Ted Mathas, chairman and chief executive officer, New York Life Insurance Company

New York Life Investments to acquire Dexia Asset Management

Thu, 26/09/2013 - 06:00

New York Life Investments is to acquire full ownership of Dexia Asset Management – an international asset manager with approximately USD100bn in assets under management – for EUR380m. »

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