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Mergers & Acquisitions


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.

Why this Acquisition Ignored F-Squared's Headlines

Cedar Capital CEO Paul Ingersoll says he is confident in his firm's decision to acquire F-Squared's remaining assets, despite its past problems with the SEC.

Huntington to Sell Fund-Servicing Business

Huntington Bancshares in Columbus, Ohio, has agreed to sell its fund-servicing business, Huntington Asset Services, to Ultimus Fund Solutions, a provider of back-office and other services for small and midsize advisers.



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.

Executive Briefings

It looks like Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company will have its day in court come January 2014 to defend itself against a mutual fund lawsuit.

Executive Briefs

Broadridge Financial Solutions has agreed to acquire Bonaire Software Solutions, a provider of fee calculation, billing, and revenue and expense management solutions for asset managers including institutional asset managers, wealth managers, mutual funds, bank trusts, hedge funds and capital markets firms.

Executive Briefings

Franklin Resources has acquired the remaining 80% stake of alternative investments specialist Pelagos Capital Management.