Press Release

Kirkland Advises Wilshire on Acquisition of Lyxor Asset Management

Kirkland & Ellis is advising financial services firm Wilshire on the proposed acquisition of U.S.-based investment advisor Lyxor Asset Management Inc. from European asset manager Amundi. The acquisition will allow Wilshire to become a leading provider of hedge fund managed accounts and enhance its alternative investment offering. Wilshire advises on more than $1.3 trillion in assets and manages $88 billion in assets. Lyxor has $20.8 billion in assets under management. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter, subject to customary closing conditions.

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The Kirkland team is being led by corporate partners Lauren Colasacco and April Larkin and associate Molly Kaleya; tax partner Benjamin Schreiner; investment funds regulatory partners Matt Cohen and Tim Nolan; executive compensation partners Anthony Ji and David Branham; and technology & IP transactions partner Adam Petravicius and associate Donovan Suh.