Blackstone, Other Private Equity Firms, In Jupiter Talks

Feb 28 2007 | 11:57am ET

Word on the street at the Super Return private equity conference in Frankfurt, Germany, is that the Blackstone Group is in talks to buy Jupiter Asset Management from Commerzbank. Sources close to the discussion told The Times of London that a decision to go forward with the deal, which could value Jupiter at as much as £1 billion, is not expected for several weeks, and that Commerzbank has also discussed a sale with several other p.e. firms, including Candover.

Last year, Commerzbank weighed whether to float the asset manager on the London Stock Exchange, an option that remains on the table.

In Depth

Related-Company Fees: Normal Industry Practice or Conflicted Compensation?

Nov 11 2015 | 4:23pm ET

Regulatory agencies as well as investors are increasingly exploring whether certain...


Ferrari Roars in Wall Street Debut

Oct 21 2015 | 4:28pm ET

Shares of supercar maker Ferrari jumped as much as 15 percent to a high of nearly...

Guest Contributor

Private Debt - What is the Opportunity?

Nov 11 2015 | 3:28pm ET

In this contributed article, Rob Allard, founding partner of Firebreak Capital...


Editor's Note

    Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET

    One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…