October 27, 2009

APEN to Restructure upon Receipt of $225 Million Debt Financing

APEN announced that it has agreed to a restructuring in conjunction with its receipt of $225 million in new financing from Fortress Credit Corp. and a Swiss bank.

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October 26, 2009

Ares Capital Corporation to Buy Allied Capital Corp.

Ares Capital Corporation and Allied Capital Corporation have entered into an agreement under which Ares Capital will acquire Allied Capital in an all stock transaction.

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October 20, 2009

JPMorgan and Interros Set Up Russia Fund

One Equity Partners, the private equity unit of JPMorgan Chase, and Interros Holding, a Russian company controlled by Vladimir Potanin (one of Russia's richest men and a 25% stakeholder in mining group Norilsk Nickle), are creating a $1 billion fund to invest in Russian companies and possibly obtain distressed assets from state banks.

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October 19, 2009

Invesco to Buy Morgan Stanley’s Retail Asset Management Business, Including Van Kampen Investments.

Invesco and Morgan Stanley have entered into an agreement under which Invesco will acquire  Morgan Stanley’s retail asset management business, including Van Kampen Investments, for $1.5 billion in cash and stock.

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October 1, 2009

Crestline Acquires Northwater Hedge Fund of Funds and Beta Overlay Assets

Crestline Investors acquired certain assets related to Northwater Capital Management’s hedge fund of funds and beta overlay investment management businesses.

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October 1, 2009

Bank of America to Sell Columbia Management to Ameriprise Financial

Bank of America announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its Columbia Management division to Ameriprise Financial for approximately $1 billion.

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September 25, 2009

ING to sell Joint Venture Stake to ANZ

ING announced it has agreed to sell its life insurance and wealth management businesses in Australia and New Zealand to its joint venture partner, Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. (“ANZ”).

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September 17, 2009

Boston Private Financial Holdings Sells Rinet Company to Management Team

Boston Private Financial Holdings has sold Rinet Company, LLC to the Rinet management team.

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September 4, 2009

Credit Suisse Investigates an Acquisition of Mesirow Advanced Strategies

Credit Suisse Group AG is in discussions with Mesirow Financial to acquire Mesirow Advanced Strategies Inc., an investment arm of Mesirow Financial, which specializes in placing client money in hedge funds, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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August 19, 2009

Macquarie Group Acquires Delaware Investments

Australia-based financial services firm Macquarie Group announced an agreement for the $428 million acquisition of the Delaware Investments asset management unit of Lincoln Financial (NYSE:LNC).

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