Sat, Oct 22, 2016
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Man Group announces completion of GLG Partners acquisition

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group plc ("Man") and GLG Partners, Inc. ("GLG") announce that the recommended acquisition of GLG by Man has been completed, to create a multi-style, performance-focused alternative asset manager with funds of around $63 billion under management. GLG is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Man.

Peter Clarke, Chief Executive of Man, said:

“The acquisition of GLG is a significant milestone in Man’s development as a global leader in alternative asset management. 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. Our unrelenting focus on delivering investment performance is allied to powerful product structuring, distribution and client service capabilities. Thanks to the swift and extensive progress we have made on integration planning, we are one business as of today. We look forward to introducing GLG’s exceptional investment management capabilities to a broader global market, and intend to make a fast start as a fully integrated business to harness cost and revenue synergies.”

An aggregate of 162,732,446 new Man shares have been issued in connection with the Acquisition to the GLG Exchange Stockholders (being Noam Gottesman, Pierre Lagrange and Emmanuel Roman, together with their related trusts and affiliates, and the Remainder Trusts that hold shares of GLG Common Stock transferred to them by limited partnerships whose members are individual participants in the GLG equity share plans). The new Man shares issued to Noam Gottesman, Pierre Lagrange and Emmanuel Roman and their related trusts and affiliate entities will be subject to the terms of the share lock-up agreements described in the circular to Man shareholders dated 6 August 2010. As contemplated by the relevant agreement, Noam Gottesman and his related trusts will dispose of certain of the new Man shares received by them to realise funds to satisfy tax liabilities incurred in connection with the Acquisition.

Admission to listing on the Official List of the UKLA and to trading of these new Man shares on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities occurred with effect from 8.00 a.m. today.

For a video interview with Peter Clarke, Chief Executive and Emmanuel Roman, Chief Operating Officer is available here: Source

Terms defined in the circular to Man Shareholders dated 6 August 2010 have the same meanings when used in this announcement. (press release)



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. M&A - U.S. hedge fund HarbourVest is shock winner in the £1.1bn SVG Capital takeover saga, Hedge fund Parvus shows hand, toppling William Hill merger deal[more]

    U.S. hedge fund HarbourVest is shock winner in the £1.1bn SVG Capital takeover saga From The fierce battle to buy Britain's biggest private equity group has come to an unexpected conclusion, with the original bidder walking away with the prize. SVG Capital has agreed

  2. Marc Lasry: Energy is still a phenomenal opportunity[more]

    From Distressed debt specialist Marc Lasry said energy debt is still a "phenomenal opportunity" because investors can get "massively overpaid" for the risk they take on. There are "huge opportunities" in the energy sector especially in restructurings, the Avenue Capital Group CEO said Tues

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Ex-SAC manager re-emerges with market neutral hedge fund[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: A manager re-emerged from the SAC battleground last year to launch his own hedge fund under the umbrella of New York-based investment firm Endicott Group.

  4. North America - Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass says the U.S. is on track for stagflation, Billionaire hedge fund titans Dinan, Lasry on election, markets and best investment ideas[more]

    Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass says the U.S. is on track for stagflation From Kyle Bass, founder of Hayman Capital Management, on Wednesday warned that the U.S. is headed toward so-called stagflation. Stagflation is typically described as persistently high inflation and hi

  5. Macro hedge funds up 3.3% in one week on Fed and Brexit pays off[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were boosted by the strong performance of global macro funds, with the Lyxor Global Macro Index gaining 3.3% as of the week ending Oct. 11 (-1.7% YTD), Lyxor Asset Management reported. Their short on the p