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News Aug 18, 2015

Shearman & Sterling Advises Citigroup on Sale of Alternative Investor Services Business

Shearman & Sterling is advising Citigroup on the sale of its Alternative Investor Services business, which includes Hedge Fund Services and Private Equity Fund Services, to SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. for $425 million, subject to certain adjustments. The transaction is subject to approvals by relevant regulatory authorities and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016.

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software focused exclusively on the global financial services industry. Founded in 1986, SS&C has its headquarters in Windsor, Connecticut and offices around the world. Some 10,000 financial services organizations, from the world’s largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C's products and services. These clients in the aggregate manage over $44 trillion in assets.

The Shearman & Sterling team included partner Stephen Besen (New York-Mergers & Acquisitions) and associates Richard Fischetti, Carlos Soto, Edward Boehme (all New York-Mergers & Acquisitions), Zach Bench and Katie Butler (both New York-Corporate). Also advising on the transaction were partners Doreen Lilienfeld (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA), Kristen Garry (Washington, DC-Tax), and Jessica Delbaum (New York-Antitrust); counsel Jordan Altman (New York-Intellectual Property Transactions); and associates Stephanie Monastra (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA), Mary Jo Lang (Washington, DC-Tax), Joshua Steinberger, Mark Pereira (both New York-Intellectual Property Transactions) and Kelly Karapetyan (New York-Antitrust).