Ranan Z. Well

Partner

rwell@stradley.com

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Ranan Well

Overview

Ranan Well represents public and private clients in a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and equity investments.

As co-chair of Stradley Ronon’s Investment Management Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Ranan also works closely with the firm’s premier Investment Management Group in representing investment advisory and other financial services firms in mutual fund adoptions and mergers of registered investment companies, purchases and sales of registered investment advisers, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and equity investments.

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Results

Representative Matters

Ranan’s experience includes the representation of:*

Investment Management

  • Lovell Minnick Partners in its pending majority investment in CenterSquare Investment Management, a global investment manager with approximately $9 billion in assets under management in U.S. and global real estate and infrastructure investments, in connection with the pending acquisition by Lovell Minnick Partners and CenterSquare’s management of CenterSquare’s business from BNY Mellon Investment Management
  • UMB Financial Corporation and its institutional investment management subsidiary, Scout Investments, in the sale of Scout Investments, with approximately $27.3 billion in assets under management, to Carillon Tower Advisors, a unit of Raymond James Financial
  • Pacific Life Insurance Company and its subsidiary, Pacific Global Advisors, a registered investment adviser, in the sale of Pacific Global Advisors’ solutions business, with total assets under supervision of over $18 billion, to Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Pacific Life Insurance Company and its subsidiary, Pacific Asset Advisors, an investment management firm, in Pacific Asset Advisors’ acquisition of Cadence Capital Management, a registered investment adviser with approximately $4 billion in assets under management
  • Nationwide Financial in its acquisition of a portion of the business of HighMark Capital Management, a subsidiary of Union Bank, N.A., relating to the management of 17 mutual funds, with approximately $3.6 billion in assets under management, and the reorganization of such funds into Nationwide funds
  • A leading investment management firm in its runner-up bid for Bank of America’s $87 billion money-market fund business (work involved full M&A negotiation / representation)
  • Whitney Bank and its division, Horizon Advisers, in the sale to Federated Investors of a portion of the business of Horizon Advisers relating to the management of three Hancock Horizon Funds, with approximately $435 million in assets under management, and the reorganization of such funds into Federated funds
  • Clover Capital Management, a registered investment adviser with approximately $2.8 billion in assets under management, in the sale of its business to Federated Investors
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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Education
  • J.D., Boston University School of Law
  • B.A., Yeshiva University
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