• Alcentra Capital Corporation, a middle-market business development company (BDC) managed by Alcentra NY, LLC, on its agreement to be acquired by Crescent Capital BDC, Inc. for US$142 million – a finalist for “Financial Services Deal of the Year” in The Deal Middle Market Awards 2020.
    • Ameriprise Financial in its acquisition of Grail Advisors ETF advisory business and in its acquisition of Emerging Global Advisors, LLC.
    • ARK Investment Management in connection with the sale of minority interests to affiliates of American Beacon Advisors, Inc. and Nikko Asset Management.
    • Bank Audi s.a.l., the majority shareholder of LIA Insurance sal, in connection with the sale of 81% of the share capital of LIA Insurance sal to Saham Finances, a Moroccan insurance company.
    • Barings BDC, Inc. in its merger with MVC Capital, Inc.
    • Blackstone Credit (f/d/b GSO Capital Partners) in connection with the acquisition of Cooperative Group’s general insurance business by GSO, TwinFocus and Markerstudy Group.
    • Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Advisors in connection with a strategic investment in Condor Trading LP and its broker-dealer subsidiary BTIG LLC.
    • A founder of Chill Insurance Limited on the sale of a majority stake to Livingbridge Private Equity.
    • CIT Asset Management on the formation of a new managed financial vehicle in partnership with an A-rated insurance company.
    • CoreVest American Finance Lender LLC in connection with the US$490 million sale of Corevest to Redwood Trust, Inc. – named a “Financial Services Deal of the Year,” and finalist for “Deal of the Year” (The Deal Middle Market Awards 2020).
    • Corimar Asset Management Fund LP on the sale of certain business assets of Frobisher Capital Limited to Wren Sterling.
    • Direktna Banka on the acquisition of Findomestic Bank. Findomestic Bank was, prior to the acquisition, part of BNP Paribas group, one of the largest financial institutions in the world.
    • EnTrust Capital in its acquisition by Legg Mason and combination of EnTrust and Permal into a global fund of funds business.
    • EnTrust Global in purchasing from Franklin Templeton the 65% interest in EnTrust that Legg Mason, Inc. owned of EnTrust as a result of Franklin Templeton’s acquisition of Legg Mason.
    • FS Investments on its acquisition of Chiron Investment Management.
    • FS/KKR Advisor, a partnership between FS Investments and KKR Credit Advisors, in the proposed merger of FS KKR Capital Corp. and FS KKR Capital Corp. II, two publicly traded business development companies.
    • Further Global Capital Management on the acquisitions of AA Ireland, Payment Alliance International (PAI) and GBGI Limited, and in its US$131.8 million take-private of The Global Benefits Group, a provider of international benefits insurance globally across 120 jurisdictions.
    • Generali in its acquisition of a majority stake in Sycomore Asset Management Group, a pioneer in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) segment in Europe.
    • GIC, Singapore sovereign wealth fund, in its US$27 billion sale by a consortium of Refinitiv to the London Stock Exchange Group. According to Bloomberg, the transaction was the largest private equity exit globally in 2019.
    • Gravis Capital Management, a UK-based investment manager, on its sale of a 70% equity stake in the company to ORIX Corporation (TSE:8591), a Japan-based diversified financial services company.
    • Harvest Capital Credit Corporation on its merger with and into Portman Ridge Finance Corporation.
    • HFF, Inc. in its US$2 billion sale to Jones Lang LaSalle - a finalist for “Financial Services Deal of the Year,” The Deal Awards 2019.
    • Hunt Companies, Inc. on a follow-on investment in UK-based Amber Infrastructure Group Holdings Limited, bringing Hunt’s ownership in Amber from 50% to 75%. Dechert also advised Hunt on its original investment in Amber.
    • Investcorp, a leading global manager of alternative investments, and Tages, a leading European alternative asset management firm, in connection with a 50/50 joint venture and contribution of their subsequent merger of the Absolute Return businesses to create Investcorp-Tages Limited.
    • Kudu Investment Management, LLC in its acquisition of a passive minority interest in First Long Island Investors, LLC, which oversees approximately $1.6 billion in assets for high-net-worth individuals and families. 
    • Lord, Abbett & Co., one of the oldest money management firms in the United States, in the sale of its 49% equity interest in Lord Abbett China Asset Management Company Limited, a Sino-foreign fund asset management company, to CreditEase Huimin Investment Management (Beijing) Co. Ltd.
    • Mirae Asset Global Investments, an independent asset management firm in Asia, as counsel to buyer on both the M&A and investment management aspects of Mirae’s acquisition of Recon Capital Advisers.
    • The special committee of Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation in its merger agreement with Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation.
    • OppenheimerFunds Inc. in its acquisition by Invesco Ltd. from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, reported in 2019 as being the largest deal in the U.S. asset management industry and named “Financial Services Deal of the Year” by The Deal Awards 2020.
    • PennantPark Investment Corp. in connection with the formation and organization of a joint venture fund with Pantheon Ventures to target middle market financing opportunities.
    • Polar Capital in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of Dalton Capital (Holdings) Limited, the parent company of Dalton Strategic Partnership LLP.
    • PPC Enterprises and its portfolio company Viteos, a technology-driven provider of middle-office services for the alternative asset management industry, on Viteos’ US$330 million sale to Intertrust N.V.
    • Sorella Partners and Fratello Partners on its acquisition of 31% of La Française Global Investment Solutions (LFIS) from global asset manager La Française Group, a subsidiary of French bank Groupe Crédit Mutuel.
    • Stifel Financial Corp. on its purchase of George K. Baum & Company, a recognized industry leader in structuring, underwriting and marketing taxable and tax-exempt municipal securities.
    • StoneCastle Asset Management and its parent StoneCastle Partners LLC on its sale of StoneCastle Asset Management’s Bank Investment Platform to ArrowMark Partners. 
    • Van Eck Global, a New York-based investment management firm, in its acquisition of certain assets of Lyster Watson Management, Inc. and Marc Freed. Also advised in its acquisition of a 60% interest in Australia Index Investments Pty Ltd., an Australian-based marketer and distributor of exchange-traded funds.