Jan. 31, 2014, 8:41 AM
- Bank of Montreal (BMO) isn't the only North American fund manager looking to boost its presence in Europe, and there are a number in P-E - Blackstone (BX) and KKR immediately come to mind - looking to get into fund management.
- Ray Soudah - chief of an M&A consultancy - thinks there's a good chance BMO will have to boost its £700M offer.
- F&C is a fat target after a couple of years of shareholder activism and management turnover - not a good thing for an asset manager, but also not damaging the brand name of a company whose history traces back to 1868.
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Jan. 27, 2014, 8:36 AM
- F&C Asset Management is up 24% in London trade after saying it's in talks to be purchased for 120 pence per share by BMO Financial Group, the parent of Bank of Montreal (BMO).
- FCAM is the manager of the U.K.'s largest investment fund and had about £90.1B in AUM as of the end of Q3. The offer comes five months after activist investor Edward Bramson stepped down as chairman. Bramson had sought to boost performance by cutting costs, slowing acquisitions, and focusing on the firm's traditional businesses.
Jul. 6, 2011, 11:27 AMWith the closing of Bank of Montreal’s (BMO) acquisition of Marshall & Ilsley, the revelation that 17 M&I execs will get ~$90M in bonuses outrages Canadian investors. An “unfortunate byproduct” of Canadian deals south of the border “is the cost of signing off on U.S.-style severance payments," Toronto's Globe and Mail says, but the package is "warped" even by U.S. standards. | Comment!
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