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Close Brothers


Close Brothers has acquired Cavanagh Group, the wealth management firm with 60 financial advisers in eight offices, for £26m.
05-Apr-2011


Close Brothers has sold its Cayman Islands trust, fiduciary services, fund administration and banking business to Intertrust Group for £21m.
21-Mar-2011


Close Brothers has sold its fund administration, asset management, offshore trust and banking operations in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man to Kleinwort Benson Channel Islands for £29m, with the transfer of 350 staff.
14-Mar-2011


Close Brothers is to acquire the invoice financing loan book of GMAC Commercial Finance for a net value of up to £4m, with the transfer of 23 staff.
06-Jan-2010


Close Brothers is to sell its Close Growth Capital private equity division to management.
04-Aug-2009


Close Brothers is to sell its London-based financial advisory business to Daiwa Securities of Japan for £67m, with the transfer of 200 staff.
19-May-2009


Close Brothers has acquired Commercial Acceptances Group for £31m and Amber Credit for £2m, in order to expand its banking subsidiary.
28-Mar-2008


Close Brothers is to set up a new subsidiary in London to offer small and medium-sized German companies to UK investors, employing a small sales and trading team.
10-Dec-2007


Close Brothers is to acquire Seydler, the German market maker and broker, for £17m.
23-Mar-2005


Close Brothers has acquired the commercial asset finance operations of Cattles for £70m.
17-Jan-2005


Close Brothers is looking to invest £100m of its new private equity fund in Scottish companies, in order to benefit from 3i's decision to scale back its Glasgow-based operation.
14-Apr-2004


Close Brothers is to expand its investment banking operations in the US by forming strategic alliances with Harris Williams and Chanin Capital Partners.
04-Nov-2002


Close Brothers Private Equity and International Flavours & Fragrances have acquired the Bush Boake Allen site in Widnes, which produces fragrances and agricultural chemicals, securing the future of 80 jobs.
19-Dec-2001


Close Brothers is to provide £5m of funding to A-Z Restaurants for the development of eight new restaurants over the next two years.
24-May-2001


Close Brothers is acquiring 80% of Olim, the fund management company, for £10m, and has also announced plans to buy Braemar Finance.
01-Nov-2000


Close Brothers is set to acquire Warrior Group, the provider of financial services to the armed forces, for about £21m.
18-Sep-1999


Close Brothers is acquiring Rea Brothers Group, the private banking concern, for £47m, which will take it into offshore banking and trust management for the first time.
22-Jul-1999


Close Brothers is acquiring the continental European operations of the US securities house Hambrecht & Quist, as H&Q has decided to concentrate its European business in London.
05-Feb-1999


Close Brothers has acquired a majority stake in Freyberg Hambros, the German corporate finance house, in order to set itself up as a leading adviser to medium-sized companies in Germany and Austria.
03-Nov-1998