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  • Seller
  • Buyer
  • Type
  • Date Announced
  • Seller AUM
  • FBR Funds (FBR Fund Advisers, Inc.)
  • Hennessy Advisors, Inc.
  • Mutual Fund
  • June 6, 2012
  • $1.9 Billion

Seller Details

FBR & Co. (FBRC) provides investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage, and research services through its subsidiary FBR Capital Markets & Co. FBR focuses capital and financial expertise on the following industry sectors: consumer; diversified industrials; energy & natural resources; financial institutions; insurance; real estate; and technology, media & telecom. FBR Fund Advisers, Inc., a subsidiary of FBR & Co., provides clients with a range of investment choices through The FBR Funds, a family of mutual funds. FBR is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with offices throughout the United States.

Buyer Details

Hennessy Advisors, Inc. is a publicly traded investment manager of a wide range of both domestic and international equity products. Hennessy Advisors, Inc. is committed to its consistent and repeatable investment process, combining proven stock selection strategies with a highly disciplined, team-managed approach, and to superior service to shareholders.

Transaction Summary

Hennessy Advisors, Inc. (OTCBB: HNNA) has signed a definitive agreement with FBR Fund Advisers, Inc. to purchase the assets related to the management of the entire family of ten FBR Funds. The FBR Funds currently have assets exceeding $1.9 billion, which would bring total assets managed by Hennessy Advisors to over $2.7 billion after the acquisition. The transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2012.
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