Monday, June 24, 2013

Final Step in the Acquisition of Smith Barney Arrives

A final handshake on Morgan Stanley’s acquisition of Smith Barney will tie up some lingering loose ends, including a smoother clearing process for client assets, in one of the largest wealth management industry deals in the past decade. After a four-year process, Morgan Stanley has agreed to purchase the remaining 35% share of Smith Barney from Citigroup as soon as next week, the firm announced on Friday.
Finishing Touches On Citi Deal Boost Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

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