June 16, 2014

Man Group Agrees to Acquire Pine Grove Asset Management

On June 9, 2014, Man Group plc (LSE: EMG) announced an agreement to acquire Pine Grove Asset Management LLC, a US-based fund of hedge fund manager, diversifying its product offering.

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May 9, 2014

Aequitas Capital Acquires Maple Bay Asset Management

On May 2, 2014, Aequitas Capital Management announced the acquisition of alternative investment manager Maple Bay Asset Management, adding peer-to-peer lending expertise.

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May 2, 2014

Marshall Wace Acquires Majority Stake in Eaglewood

On April 25, 2014, Reuters reported that Seward & Kissel client Marshall Wace had agreed to acquire a controlling stake in New York-based asset manager Eaglewood Capital Management, which invests in peer-to-peer loans.

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December 2, 2013

Carlyle Group to Acquire Diversified Global Asset Management

On November 26, 2013, The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) announced that it will acquire Diversified Global Asset Management Corporation, a global hedge fund manager.  Carlyle will finance the transaction with equity from its balance sheet.

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December 2, 2013

Guardian Capital Group Acquires Zephyr Management

On November 25, 2013, Guardian Capital Group Limited (TSX: GCG) announced that it will acquire Zephyr Management (UK) Ltd., a boutique emerging market equity investment firm based in London.

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October 23, 2013

KKR to Acquire Avoca Capital

On October 18, 2013 KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR) announced that it will acquire European credit investment manager Avoca Capital.

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October 16, 2013

EEA Fund Management Acquires Funds from Oriel

On October 8, 2013 EEA Fund Management Limited announced that it will add two UK equity market funds from Oriel Asset Management to its product range.

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August 7, 2013

Sense of the markets: M&A up for alternative asset managers

This August 6, 2013 article by Jane Searle in the Deal Pipeline quotes Seward & Kissel partner Jim Abbott on the topic of alternative asset management being a sector that is ripe for deal activity.  To read this article, please Click Here (Deal Pipeline subscription required).

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June 6, 2013

Dyal Capital Partners Acquires Minority Stake in Capstone

On June 4, 2013, Bloomberg reported that Dyal Capital Partners, a private equity firm run by Neuberger Berman Group, had acquired a 20% stake in hedge fund manager Capstone Investment Advisors.

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May 13, 2013

Canadian Western Bank to Acquire 55% Stake in McLean & Partners

On April 23, 2013, Canadian Western Bank (TSX: CWB) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 55% ownership stake in McLean & Partners Wealth Management Ltd. in an all-cash deal.  McLean & Partners’ executive management team will retain a 45% ownership in the company.

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