Old Mutual Sells Down OMAM Stake and Considers Potential Buyers

UK financial services conglomerate Old Mutual is evaluating its ownership in Old Mutual Asset Management (OMAM) and has decreased its ownership share in the company to 51%; HNA and Advent now appear to be the most interested buyers of the asset management business; while OMAM has discussed a buyout with the potential bidders it appears hesitant to proceed with a sale due to relationships with OMAM’s affiliated investment boutiques; it is also nearing a minority stake which would change deal discussions; overall the UK’s Old Mutual appears to be headed toward a four way selloff of its businesses including: OMAM, a wealth management company in the UK, an insurance business in South Africa and a stake in Nedbank.  Source