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Charles Li and Martin Abbott

LME shareholders vote in favour of acquisition by HKEx

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). At the LME court meeting a

John Ions, Liontrust

Liontrust appoints Singers as corporate broker

Liontrust Asset Management Plc has named Singer Capital Markets (Singers) as the company’s financial adviser and corporate broker with immediate effect. This is a key appointment in Liontrust’s strategy to raise its profile among analysts and institutional investors as it

Bill Stone, chief executive of SS&C Technologies

SS&C acquires Hedgemetrix

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. Upon completion of the acquisition Hedgemetrix will

Guy Coltman, partner, Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen advises on the sale of FRM to Man Group

Carey Olsen has advised on the sale of FRM Holdings (Financial Risk Management) to Man Group by way of a Jersey scheme of arrangement. FRM is one of the largest and hedge fund research and investment specialists with a global

MarketAxess to acquire Xtrakter from EuroClear

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. Rick McVey,

Georg Jensen bracelet

Investcorp acquires Scandinavia’s luxury brand Georg Jensen

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. As part of this transaction, Investcorp has teamed up with David Chu, the luxury

Steve Georgala, Maitland

Maitland acquires Admiral Administration

Maitland, a provider of fund administration, multi-jurisdictional legal, tax, fiduciary and investment advisory services, has acquired Admiral Administration. Admiral is a hedge fund administrator with offices in the Cayman Islands; Dublin, Ireland; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Richmond, Virginia. It combines

Leucadia National Corporation and Jefferies Group to merge

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

Joe Redwine, US Bancorp Fund Services

US Bancorp Fund Services acquires AIS Fund Administration

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.   The transaction adds approximately USD25 billion in hedge fund

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