Alternatives Hunger Drives Money Management M&A Activity

Nov 15 2006 | 1:10pm ET

A surge in the number of mergers and acquisitions involving alternatives firms pushed global investment management M&A activities to within striking distance of its all-time high.

The 167 transactions—the most ever—have a total disclosed deal value of $20.1 billion, still well behind 2000’s $30.9 billion, with six weeks to go in the calendar year, according to Putnam Lovell NBF Securities.


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