June 16, 2011

Singer Partners to Join William Blair

On June 6, 2011, William Blair & Company, L.L.C. announced that global asset management firm Singer Partners will join William Blair Investment Management.

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June 15, 2011

Carlyle to Purchase 55% Stake in Emerging Sovereign Group

On June 14, 2011, The Carlyle Group announced a strategic partnership with S&K client Emerging Sovereign Group, with Julian Robertson of Tiger Management agreeing to maintain an investment and ownership stake in the emerging markets manager.

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June 13, 2011

Q&A – David Silvera of Rosemont Investment Partners

IM Dealssm, in the first of a series of Q&As relating to investment manager deals, received the following feedback from David Silvera, Managing Director of Rosemont Investment Partners, a private equity firm which makes investments in asset managers.

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June 13, 2011

Grubb & Ellis to Sell RE Fund Assets to Lazard

On June 10, 2011, California-based Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE) announced that it plans to sell substantially all of the assets of Alesco Global Advisors, its real estate investment fund business, to Lazard Asset Management LLC (NYSE: LAZ) for an undisclosed amount.

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June 10, 2011

Globalization trendy again in asset management M&A

This May 2, 2011 article by Joe Mantone of SNL Financial discusses the increase in strategic investment management M&A deals and the focus on deals that give buyers international capabilities.  To read this article, please click here (PDF reader required).

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June 8, 2011

Kennedy Wilson Acquires Bank of Ireland RE Investment Unit

On June 1, 2011, international real estate management company Kennedy Wilson (NYSE:KW) announced its acquisition of Bank of Ireland’s real estate investment management business, which is Kennedy Wilson’s first European expansion.

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June 6, 2011

Legal 500 Recommends Seward & Kissel for M&A

The Legal 500, United States 2011 publication recommends Seward & Kissel for middle-market M&A, saying the firm’s “industry knowledge in the investment management space for an M&A deal is unparalleled.”

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June 3, 2011

Brewin Dolphin Agrees to Acquire Ireland’s Tilman

On May 31, 2011, British investment management firm Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC (LSE:BRW) announced an agreement to acquire Tilman Asset Management, a Dublin-based private client fund manager.

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June 3, 2011

VTB Bank to Incorporate Bank of Moscow Asset Management Unit

On May 31, 2011, RBC Daily reported that the Russian state-controlled VTB Bank (RTS:VTBR) will incorporate the Bank of Moscow’s asset management unit into its operations.

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June 2, 2011

Arden to Manage Robeco-Sage Fund of Hedge Funds

On June 2, 2011, S&K client Arden Asset Management and Robeco Group announced an agreement to transfer to Arden the $1.3 billion Robeco-Sage fund of hedge funds business.

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