Fri, Oct 31, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Credit Suisse Asset Management to acquire minority interest in York Capital Management

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - Credit Suisse announced that its Asset Management division has agreed to acquire a minority interest in York Capital Management (“York”), a global hedge fund manager, based in New York. York will continue to operate independently and will continue to be led by Jamie Dinan, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dan Schwartz, Chief Investment Officer, and the firm’s senior management team.

Under the terms of the transaction, Credit Suisse will pay an initial USD 425 million for its interest in York. The transaction will also provide for earn-out payments based on five-year financial performance by York. The transaction will provide retention arrangements for the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and other senior York principals. The investment in York is a non-controlling interest in the management company, not an investment in its funds, and is consistent with the recently enacted US financial reforms. Credit Suisse expects to enter into non-exclusive arrangements to provide distribution services for York funds.

Rob Shafir, Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse’s Asset Management Division, said, “This relationship with York is an important next step in executing our growth strategy in Asset Management and extending Credit Suisse's leadership in global alternative investments. Our clients will have access to a top-tier suite of products, independently managed by York, and benefit from using York’s proven approach that has delivered superior returns to investors across market cycles. We look forward to working with Jamie and his experienced team.”

Jamie Dinan, Chief Executive Officer of York, added, “We are pleased to bring our clients the advantages of a relationship with one of the world’s preeminent financial institutions and, also, to further align York’s interests with its investors by increasing our commitment to the firm through both long-term retention arrangements and capital commitments. We see tremendous opportunities in the marketplace for event-driven and credit strategies and we think our ability to capitalize on these opportunities will be enhanced by Credit Suisse’s global reach and resources, particularly in parts of the world where we are increasing our investment activity. We will continue to manage York as we always have – independently and with a disciplined, research-driven and flexible approach to investing that has enabled us to build an enduring institution and to generate superior risk-adjusted returns for our clients over the past two decades.”

Founded in 1991, York Capital Management has offices in New York, Washington, DC, London and Hong Kong. York manages approximately USD 14 billion on behalf of institutions, endowments, foundations, fund of funds, wealthy individuals and their families.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including certain regulatory approvals, and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2010.

(press release)

Source

kb

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Macks aim to raise $750m for real estate debt fund[more]

    From Therealdeal.com: Father-son duo William and Richard Mack and former Blackstone Group managing director Peter Sotoloff are starting a new real estate debt fund. Together, the trio hopes to raise more than $750 million for the private equity fund, according to the Wall Street Journal. The fund wi

  2. Commodities - Oil wreaking havoc on small-cap energy stocks sliding 36%[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Owning almost anything in the U.S. stock market has been a losing proposition since September. Owning smaller energy companies has been a catastrophe. Hercules Offshore Inc. and Resolute Energy Corp. are among 19 oil-and-gas equities in the Russell 2000 Index that lost more than

  3. Investing - Hedge funds favor equity long/short, Strategic bond managers hedge against further high yield sell-off[more]

    Hedge funds favor equity long/short From Securitieslendingtimes.com: Equity long/short strategies will generate good returns for hedge funds in the future, according to a panel at this year’s Risk Management Association Conference on Securities Lending in Naples, Florida. Panellists Sand

  4. Legal - Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence, Former Columbus investment manager Steven P. Moore indicted on theft charges, SEBI confirms ban for Hong Kong hedge fund, SEC announces enforcement action against compliance officer[more]

    Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence From Hereisthecity.com: An ex-hedge fund analyst was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his role in insider-trading scheme. The New York Post reports that former hedge fund analyst Matthew Teeple was sentenced Thursday to fiv

  5. Manager Profile - Seth Klarman: Lessons for retail and institutional investors[more]

    From Valuewalk.com: Seth Klarman is virtually unknown outside value circles, despite his impressive record and value of assets under management. On average Baupost has returned 19% p.a. despite holding a large portion of its assets in cash. During the financial crisis, Seth Klarman’s funds lost some