M&A – Asset Management Finance Corporation – Acquisition by Credit Suisse Group AG

Represented Asset Management Finance Corporation (“AMF”) in connection with the August 2008 acquisition by Credit Suisse Group AG of over 80% of the outstanding stock of AMF from National Bank Financial of Canada for $384 million of newly issued Credit Suisse Group AG stock. A Seward & Kissel team lead by James H. Hancock, including partners Peter E. Pront, Robert E. Lustrin and Craig T. Hickernell and associates Peter A. Rahaghi, Jennifer J. Pearson and Michael E. O’Brien represented AMF and its managers in connection with this transaction.

Seward & Kissel LLP was previously involved in the formation, initial rounds of equity and debt financing of AMF since its formation in 2003. AMF provides capital to asset managers in exchange for limited term interests in the asset manager’s future revenues. Since its formation it has completed 12 transactions with both traditional and alternative managers with asset under management of approximately $50 billion.