MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing group of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has gained all regulatory approvals for its acquisition of Capital Analytics, the private equity administration business of Neuberger Berman Group, and the acquisition has closed.
The deal is part of MUFG Investor Services' strategy to become a global industry-leading fund administrator and brings its private equity and real estate assets under administration (AUA) to $145billion, and total AUA to $384billion.
Junichi Okamoto, Group Head of Integrated Trust Assets Business Group, Deputy President, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation said: "The acquisition of Capital Analytics is another indication of our ambition and commitment to the fund administration industry and enhances our comprehensive offering in the alternative investment space. We look forward to leveraging the capabilities of Capital Analytics and providing a full market offering for both new and existing clients."
John Sergides, Managing Director, Global Head, Business Development and Marketing, MUFG Investor Services, added: "The asset servicing and specifically fund administration landscape is changing significantly under the pressure of increased demands from regulators, investment managers and investors. This acquisition enhances our comprehensive private equity and real estate offering, for both general and limited partners, ensuring MUFG Investor Services is the ideal partner to support clients throughout the investment lifecycle.
"We will be making further announcements regarding our enhanced client proposition over the coming months."
Anthony Tutrone, Global Head of Alternatives at Neuberger Berman, commented: "Our partnership with MUFG will continue to allow our clients to benefit from Capital Analytics' best-in-class services that they and Neuberger Berman have come to rely upon."
MUFG Investor Services has acquired all of Capital Analytics' business and will provide a seamless transition for its employees and clients. Neuberger Berman funds will continue to receive administrative services from Capital Analytics; however, no funds or investment professionals will transfer as part of the acquisition.