September 19, 2011

M&A TV Interviews S&K’s Jim Abbott

Mergers & Acquisitions Journal released on September 14, 2011 an M&A TV interview of Seward & Kissel partner Jim Abbott commenting on trends in the investment management M&A space. To view this interview, please click here.

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September 16, 2011

Freeman & Co. Reports on Private Equity Activity

Freeman & Co. issued a news release on September 9, 2011 summarizing their research report on the first half of 2011, the findings of which included that “private equity activity in financial services continues its recovery from the financial crisis and is beginning a new cycle”. To read this news…

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September 16, 2011

PINC Wealth Management Unit Merges with Fullerton Securities

On September 15, 2011, Mydigitalfc.com reported that Fullerton Securities has merged the wealth management division of Mumbai-based Pioneer Investcorp Ltd.

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September 16, 2011

Mass Mutual Unit To Invest In Secor Asset Management

On September 13, 2011, London’s Financial Times reported that insurer MassMutual will acquire a stake of just under 10% in Secor Asset Management.

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September 16, 2011

Investec to Purchase Evolution for £233.2 Million

On September 9, 2011, Investec Plc, the South African finance group, agreed to buy Evolution Group Plc in a takeover valuing the British investment bank/wealth manager at £233.2 million pounds.

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September 16, 2011

Windham Capital and Krusen Capital Team Up

On September 12, 2011, Boston based investment manager Windham Capital announced that it has teamed up with Krusen Capital to offer proprietary risk management and tactical asset allocation strategies to Krusen’s clients.

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September 16, 2011

APS and Martin Currie Announce Strategic Partnership in China

On September 14, 2011, Martin Currie and APS Asset Management announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to enter into a strategic partnership to form an independent China “A” share and greater China active equity management business.

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September 12, 2011

Accounting Firms

The following are accounting firms which are experienced at handling investment management transactional work:   EisnerAmper LLPContact: Joel Barth (joel.barth@eisneramper.com; 212-891-4154)   KPMG LLPContact:…

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September 12, 2011

Bendigo Partners Invests in Akatsuki Financial

On August 29, 2011, Bendigo Partners, LLC announced that it had made a strategic investment in Japanese financial services firm Akatsuki Financial Group (Osaka Stock Exchange:8737).

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September 9, 2011

Natixis Acquires Controlling Interest in Darius Capital Partners

On September 6, 2011, Natixis Global Asset Management announced that it had acquired a controlling stake in Paris-based investment advisory and consulting firm Darius Capital Partners.

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