Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Oct 14 2010 | 10:12am ET
The biggest merger in hedge fund history is now history, after the Man Group completed its $1.6 billion acquisition of GLG Partners.
The deal, which creates the world’s largest hedge fund firm, closed today, with GLG becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Man. GLG announced, one day after its shareholders approved the Man offer, that 96% of its outstanding warrants had been tendered in an offer that expired early this morning.
While GLG shareholders received cash for their shares, GLG heads Noam Gottesman, Pierre Lagrange and Emmanuel Roman split more than 162 million new Man shares. Roman has also been named chief operating officer of Man.
“The combined firm will have expertise in a wide range of investment styles including managed futures, equity, credit, emerging markets, global macro and multi-manager,” Man CEO Peter Clarke said. “Our unrelenting focus on delivering investment performance is allied to powerful product structuring, distribution and client service capabilities.”
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
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Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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