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ACG New York Women of Leadership - Entrepreneur Series
Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld

Watercooler

GTCR, Hormel, the Riverside Co-CEOs and Others Win M&A Mid-Market Awards
Amid a slow and challenging year for dealmaking, the winners of Mergers & Acquisitions’ 7th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards outpaced the competition to grow, innovate and lead the middle market

Dealmakers

The Buyside:
Disney, Warner Bros. Seek Next-Gen YouTubes

Traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers

The Buyside

Activist Investors Dig Into Mid Market
Spurred on by the high-profile success of Carl Icahn and others, a growing crop of firms is looking further downstream

Today's Transactions:
Schroders Picks Up STW

The deal will increase Schroders fixed-income assets under management by 50 percent

Schroders plc will acquire STW Fixed Income Management LLC, a fixed-income manager.

STW, headquartered in Carpinteria, Calif., manages about $11.9 billion on behalf of more than 100 institutional clients.

After the deal closes, London-based Schroders will have $35 billion fixed-income assets under management, a 50 percent increase. Schroders, an asset-management company, has more than $300 billion under management.  The company is making the purchase through its subsidiary, Schroder U.S. Holdings Inc.

The company’s clients include financial institutions, public authorities and pension funds.

 

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