Seward & Kissel LLP Launches Investment Management Deals Blog

New York, NY, July 18, 2010 --( Seward & Kissel LLP is pleased to announce the debut of its newest digital initiative; a blog, entitled IM Deals, which is offered as a resource by the Firm’s Business Transactions Group.

Seward & Kissel’s Business Transactions Group handles M&A, private equity, venture capital, joint venture and other transactions across multiple sectors, including extensive experience representing the Firm’s numerous investment management and other financial services industry clients in connection with deals involving their businesses. Through IM Deals, attorneys in the Business Transaction Group at Seward & Kissel will cover noteworthy information on all types of deals involving investment management industry businesses. Content includes summaries of announced transactions involving investment management firms, links to publicly available deal agreements and relevant publications, descriptions of related events and commentary on the market. The blog also welcomes financial institutions and financial media sites to link directly to its content.

“We are delighted to make use of a digital media platform to provide our clients and other market participants with useful information concerning dealmaking in the investment management industry,” said Jim Abbott and Craig Sklar, co-heads of Seward & Kissel’s Business Transactions Group. “The Firm’s deep client base of financial and investment industry clients gives our Group constant involvement in transactions within the sector and we look forward to sharing the insights we gain.”

Some of the investment management transactions handled by S&K so far in 2010 include: Evercore Partners’ strategic 49% equity investment in institutional manager Atalanta Sosnoff Capital; the acquisition of investment advisor Wyper Capital Management by Legg Mason affiliate Royce & Associates; the scheme of arrangement by investment advisor W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd. whereby it was reorganized from Bermuda to become a Delaware corporation; the joint venture and partnership arrangement between Pentagram Investment Partners and its principal F. Mark Turner and TIG Advisors, LLC to manage global macro and global equity funds; and the strategic advisory relationship between Sorin Capital Management, LLC, an alternative investment firm, and HFF Securities L.P., a wholly owned subsidiary of HFF, Inc., a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services.

To access the Seward & Kissel IM Deals blog, please go to

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Seward & Kissel LLP ( is a leading law firm with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., originally established in 1890, offering legal advice emphasizing business, financial and commercial law and related litigation. The Firm’s practice includes mergers & acquisitions and other business transactions, corporate finance and securities, investment management, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, litigation, tax, real estate, employment and employee benefits, trusts and estates, intellectual property and legislative and regulatory advice. The Firm is particularly well known for its representation of major commercial banks, investment banking firms, investment advisers and related investment funds (including mutual funds, private equity funds and hedge funds), broker-dealers and institutional investors, with multiple industry publications ranking Seward & Kissel as the leading hedge fund practice in the U.S. The Firm’s Business Transactions Group was recently recognized as Middle-Market M&A Law Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor.

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