Silvermine Acquired by Man Group’s Hedge Fund Arm

imagesNew York (HedgeCo.Net) – Man Group announced today the close of their previously announced acquisition of Silvermine Capital Management LLC, a Connecticut-based leveraged loan manager with $3.8 billion in AUM.

Silvermine will be integrated into Man GLG, and will complement Man GLG’s existing credit business. Silvermine’s team will remain in place under the leadership of two of the firm’s founders, G. Steven Kalin and Richard F. Kurth, who will continue to work alongside the other co-founders Aaron Meyer and Jonathan Marks.

Mark Jones, co-CEO of Man GLG. said, “Silvermine enhances Man GLG’s existing credit business and provides increased expertise in the robust US credit markets, while benefitting from Man Group’s access to capital, global distribution platform and highly sophisticated infrastructure and framework. This transaction also strengthens Man Group’s commitment to expanding its US presence and complements an M&A strategy focused on identifying high-quality businesses that represent a strong strategic, structural and cultural fit.”

Silvermine is wholly-owned by the firm’s founders and senior staff members and is based in Stamford, Connecticut. The team of 17 focuses exclusively on managing US levered credit portfolios and, since inception in 2005, has executed 16 separate transactions totalling $6.7 billion.

At 30 September 2014, Man Group’s funds under management were $72.3 billion.

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