Ranan Z. Well

Chair, Investment Management M&A
Co-Chair, Private Equity

rwell@stradley.com

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Ranan Well

Overview

Ranan Well represents public and private companies, private equity firms and other financial services firms and investors in a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic transactions, equity investments and restructurings.

As chair of Stradley Ronon’s Investment Management Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Ranan works within the firm’s premier Investment Management Group in representing asset management, wealth management, private equity and other financial services firms and investors in purchases and sales of registered investment advisers, mutual fund adoptions and mergers of registered investment companies, joint ventures and strategic transactions, and equity investments.

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Representative Matters

Ranan’s experience includes the representation of:*

Investment Management

  • Artivest Holdings in the sale of its advisory, mutual fund, commodity pool and broker-dealer businesses to Altegris Holdings
  • James Alpha Advisors, a boutique asset management firm, as regulatory counsel, in its sale of a minority equity interest to Easterly, a private asset management holding company
  • Lovell Minnick Partners and its portfolio company, CenterSquare Investment Management, a global investment manager focused on actively managed real estate and infrastructure strategies with approximately $12.5 billion in assets under management, in CenterSquare’s acquisition of RCG Longview, a private real estate investment manager focused primarily on private real estate debt strategies
  • Driehaus Capital Management, an independent investment adviser with approximately $8.4 billion in assets under management, in its acquisition of the Small-Cap Value Team of Opus Capital Management
  • Lovell Minnick Partners in its majority investment in CenterSquare Investment Management in connection with the 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 Global Asset Management, the asset management business of Pacific Life Insurance Company, in its acquisition of Cadence Capital Management, a registered investment adviser with approximately $4 billion in assets under management
  • A global 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)
  • A leading financial services firm in its successful bid for a registered investment adviser with over $10 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, 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
  • Whitney Bank and its division, Horizon Advisers, in the sale to Federated Hermes 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
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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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