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Mergers & Acquisitions


Blackstone to Shut Mutual Fund After Fidelity Pulls Out

Blackstone will shutter a mutual fund that allocates money to hedge fund managers following a large redemption by the vehicle’s main backer, Fidelity.

Fidelity Suspends MetLife Annuity Sales as Insurer Mulls Breakup

Fidelity suspended sales of MetLife's annuities as the life insurer weighs a possible sale, spinoff or public offering of a retail unit that provides the retirement products.

Legg Mason Adds Alternatives With Clarion, EnTrust Deals

Legg Mason broadened its alternative investments capabilities and also made a deal to expand its ETF business.

Invesco Latest Asset Manager to Claim a Robo

Invesco acquired Jemstep, a robo solution for advisors, for an undisclosed sum. It's the latest in a line of digital advice moves from asset management giants, which began in earnest last year.

Digital 401(k) Platform Enjoys Industry Support

Chicago-based NextCapital announced a $16 million funding deal in mid-December that includes support from Manulife and AllianceBernstein. It had already found investors in 2014 from Russell Investments and Transamerica Ventures Fund.



Executive Briefing

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) announced it has entered into an agreement with Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) to acquire DeAWM's stable value business, with total assets under supervision of $21.6 billion as of June 30, 2013

Private Equity Boosts Mutual Fund M and As

Asset management mergers and acquisitions are on the rise and all signs are pointing to another healthy year for deal activity.