Putnam Lovell Equity Partners
has purchased a minority stake in Atlantic Asset Management
. The San Francisco-based firm bought the stake in from Mizuho Corporate Bank
in a deal that should close in June. The price of the deal and other terms was not disclosed.
The deal comes even as Donald Putnam, one of the Putnam Lovell's founders, has been on the conference circuit sharing his view that prices on asset managers may remain at discounted levels for another one to three years. He noted that firms are selling at a discounted multiple to their Ebitda at a time when the Ebitda they are reporting is falling.
Stamford, Conn.-based Atlantic manages some $9 billion in mostly fixed income and alternative assets. It employees 54 people. Putnam Lovell NBF Private Equity now holds stakes in six asset management and financial services firms. businesses.
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