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Deals and Transactions

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. »

Victor Koloshuk, chairman and chief executive of IAM

Integrated Asset Management sells BluMont Capital to Arrow Capital Management

Fri, 20/09/2013 - 14:25

Integrated Asset Management is to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary, BluMont Capital, to Arrow Capital Management. »

Data

Confluence acquires Data Agent

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 06:16

Confluence, a provider of data management solutions, has acquired Data Agent, a provider of alternative investment industry data management and reporting solutions. »

Mutual funds

Calastone secures USD18m investment led by Accel Partners

Thu, 12/09/2013 - 06:35

Calastone, the independent cross-border transaction network for the global funds industry, has secured a USD18m round of investment led by Accel Partners with participation from existing investor Octopus Investments. »

Handshake and money

Estancia makes minority investment in Equinoxe

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 06:00

Private equity fund Estancia Capital Partners has acquired a minority interest in Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services, joining XL Group as a strategic investor in the firm. »

Graeme Delaney-Smith, Alcentra

Alcentra completes warranted loan investment in CorpAcq

Wed, 28/08/2013 - 10:04

Sub-investment grade corporate credit specialist Alcentra, part of BNY Mellon, has invested in CorpAcq plc, a South Manchester-based company committed to the acquisition and investment in strong asset backed, profitable and cash generative owner-managed enterprises. »

Jeff Greenberg, chief executive of Aquiline

Aquiline Capital Partners invests in Tourmalet Advisors

Tue, 27/08/2013 - 12:01

Aquiline Capital Partners has made an investment, through affiliates, in Tourmalet Advisors, an alternative investment manager based in Fairfield, Connecticut. »

Announcement

Prestige acquires significant stake in Methexis Holdings

Tue, 13/08/2013 - 06:04

Prestige Fund Management (PFM), a Cayman-based investment manager, has purchased a significant equity stake in Methexis Holdings, an Isle of Man-based corporation and owners of Methexis Capital Advisors, a UK-based regulated investment manager.  »

Michael Sacks, chief executive officer of Grosvenor

Grosvenor Capital Management to acquire CFIG from Credit Suisse

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 16:06

Grosvenor Capital Management, one of the world's largest discretionary allocators to hedge funds, is to acquire the Customized Fund Investment Group (CFIG), a private equity, infrastructure and real estate investment management company, from Credit Suisse Group.  »

Tony Ressler, senior partner, Ares

Alleghany invests in Ares Management

Thu, 01/08/2013 - 12:12

Alleghany has invested USD250m for a 6.25 per cent equity ownership interest in Ares Management, which is privately held, and also committed to invest up to USD1bn of capital in various existing and new Ares investment strategies.    »

Toys “R” Us

Cairn Capital places GBP263.2m Debussy DTC notes for Toys “R” Us

Fri, 26/07/2013 - 12:06

Cairn Capital has structured and placed GBP263.2m in commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) notes for Debussy DTC. »

Marianne Brown, president and chief executive, Omgeo

DTCC to acquire full ownership of Omgeo

Thu, 25/07/2013 - 12:00

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) is to acquire full ownership of Omgeo, combining Thomson Reuters’ 50 per cent stake in the company with DTCC’s existing 50 per cent ownership. »

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