A new whitepaper
entitled On the Road Again
has examined M&A (mergers and acquisitions) activity in the post-recession asset management industry, compared to the past decade. From its findings, the investment bank has made a number of predictions for the coming year.
Some of the group's predictions include the thought that divestitures, the most popular asset management M&A deal is 2009, will continue to be prominent in the first half of 2010 before slowing down later on. Jefferies also posits that private equity investors will be much more active in 2010 than they were in 2009.
While the report did not have predictions for mutual fund companies specifically, it did cite the recent sales of fund firms like Columbia Management
and Artio Global Investors
The study looked at U.S. asset managers, as well as those in Canada and the United Kingdom.
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