Investment Management Mergers & Acquisitions



Stradley Ronon’s investment management M&A lawyers handle a broad range of transactions, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Sales and dispositions
  • Fund adoptions
  • Control and minority investments
  • Management buyouts
  • Investment team lift outs
  • Restructurings
  • Carve outs
  • Joint ventures and strategic transactions


  • Assisting both purchasers and sellers in structuring, negotiating and closing transactions in the asset management and wealth management industries.
  • Representing a wide array of clients, including:
    • Registered investment advisers
    • Registered investment companies
    • Independent directors/trustees
    • Banks
    • Insurance companies
    • Broker-dealers
    • Alternative Asset Managers
    • Private investment funds
    • ETF sponsors
    • Business development companies
    • Robo-advisers
    • TAMPs
  • Working closely and effectively with the business, legal and compliance teams of both those engaging in their first transaction and those that have done many. 


Investment Management M&A Practice Group

  • Active team of M&A lawyers dedicated to transactions in the asset management and wealth management industries.
  • Seamless collaboration with, and efficient participation by, Stradley Ronon’s complementary practices, including tax, employment, executive compensation, ERISA, finance, restructuring and intellectual property.
  • Represent clients in their day-to-day operations and all stages of the business life cycle, including with respect to succession planning.

Investment Management Group

  • Our clients include more than 1,500 separate funds with combined assets under management exceeding $3.5 trillion, including several of the top 20 investment company complexes in the country by assets under management.
  • 70+ dedicated investment management professionals, including several former members of the SEC staff.
  • Highly skilled team that is deeply rooted in the industry and known for its ability to provide a variety of perspectives on complicated issues.
  • Regularly contribute to shaping the investment management industry by assisting with the creation of innovative investment strategies, products and services.


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    BNA Portfolio Series


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