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Alternative Investments: A Bidding War For Voya Financial May Happen This Year

Voya Financial may become a possible takeover target in the coming months, according to the Financial Times. The report indicates that the former ING Group insurance unit and retirement plan provider has explored a possible sale. Voya reportedly spoke with AIG, Principal Financial Group, and Prudential Financial in 2019 about a deal.

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Private Equity Firm Lone Star Buys BASF Chemical Business
December 23, 2019

Lone Star, the Dallas-based PE shop, has purchased the Construction Chemicals business of BASF. The $3.51 billion deal will likely close in Q3 2020. The deal comes as BASF attempts…

Community Banking: Evans Bancorp to Buy FSB Bancorp
December 20, 2019

Evans Bancorp announced this week plans to purchase FSB Bancorp (FSBC) for approximately $34.7 million. The price of $17.80 per share for FSB Bancorp will be paid 50% in cash…

Community Banking: Cambridge Financial Group Will Buy Melrose Bancorp
December 20, 2019

Cambridge Financial Group is acquiring Melrose Bancorp (MELR) for $25 a share in cash. The mutual holding company for Cambridge Savings Bank will receive quite a boost after this deal. Cambridge…

Sun Life Financial Takes Big Stake in Real Estate Manager
December 18, 2019

Sun Life Financial and its alternative asset management arm just received a boost. Sun Life announced it plans to purchase an 80% stake in the infrastructure and real estate investment…

Francisco Partners and Evergreen Take LogMeIn Private
December 18, 2019

LogMeIn announced it has sold itself for $4.3 billion. The agreement allows the firm to go private thanks to a deal with Francisco Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital. The all-cash…

Notz Stucki Will Purchase Alternative Investments Manager Jam Research
December 11, 2019

Notz Stucki has purchased Geneva-based alternative investment management firm JAM Research.

Rivulet Capital Opposes Thoma Bravo Purchase of Instructure
December 6, 2019

Rivulet Capital has said it will vote against Thoma Bravo’s purchase of educational software giant Instructure. The firm – which owns 5.23% of Instructure – announced its intention in a…

E-Trade Not Likely To Be An M&A Play…Yet
November 29, 2019

Charles Schwab’s acquisition of TD Ameritrade puts paid to E-Trade’s deal-making hopes. According to the New York Post, which quoted informed sources, E-Trade is unlikely to be in merger play…

American Hotel Income Properties REIT Buys 12 Hotels
November 29, 2019

American Hotel Income Properties REIT acquired a portfolio of 12 well-maintained Premium Branded hotels. The deal for the 12 hotels, totaling 1,203 guestrooms, is $191 million.

Could the Charles Schwab-TD Ameritrade Deal Move Big Banks’ Cheese?
November 29, 2019

After acquiring TD-Ameritrade for $26 billion, Charles Schwab will get its hands on even more cash. TD-Ameritrade currently invests its customer cash through Toronto-Dominion Bank and other banks. All that…