MutualFundWire.com: Van Kampen Becomes a June Bride
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Van Kampen Becomes a June Bride


As expected, Invesco today completed its acquisition of Van Kampen Investments and the rest of Morgan Stanley's retail asset management business. Invesco gave Morgan Stanley $800 million in cash and 30.9 million Invesco shares.

In August of last year, chatter erupted that Van Kampen was on the block. The deal with Invesco was announced in October.

Here's a look back at the road to the altar:

"Prospective Buyers Camp Out at a Chicago-Area Fund Firm," August 22, 2009

"Morgan Stanley Seeks a Stake if Invesco Bites," August 26, 2009

"Will Van Kampen Follow in MLIM's Footsteps?" September 2, 2009

"What Does Gorman's Ascension Mean for Fundsters?" September 14, 2009

"Van Kampen's Most Likely Groom is Still Invesco," October 2, 2009

"Invesco Pulls the Trigger on the Van Kampen Deal," October 19, 2009

"Flanagan Sees Distribution Opp, Not Cost-Savings, in Van Kampen," October 20, 2009

"Which Morgan Stanley PMs are Invesco-Bound?" October 21, 2009

"Invesco to Trim Funds Post-Merger," December 21, 2009

"Van Kampen Fund Board OKs Proposed Changes to the Product Roster," January 15, 2010

"A Soon-to-be-Acquired Fund Firm Bids Adieu to its Sales Chief," January 25, 2010

"Who's Staying, Who's Leaving Among Van Kampen Execs?" January 27, 2010

"Invesco Execs Say Deal is On Track to Close by Mid-Year," February 1, 2010

"Van Kampen Could Be in Invesco's Hands in Late May," February 18, 2010

"Merger Will Eliminate 60 Sales Jobs," March 22, 2010

"Invesco Spends Another $17.2 Million on the Van Kampen Deal," April 28, 2010

"Invesco Aim Rebrands," May 3, 2010

"Flanagan Says Van Kampen Merger is On Track," May 26, 2010


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