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Lehman to sell stake in R3 hedge fund

Reuters – Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc agreed on Wednesday to sell its 45 percent stake in hedge fund R3 Capital Partners for $250 million in cash and a $250 million investment in another fund managed by R3.

Lehman, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month, acquired the stake in May in return of a roughly $1 billion investment, according to document filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan.

R3 Capital is run by Richard Rieder, a former head of global principal strategies at Lehman.

Lehman owned the non-voting, minority ownership stakes in the master fund, general partner, special limited partner and management company of R3 Capital Partners, an asset manager of funds investing primarily in corporate bonds and loans.

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