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Knox & Co. Advises Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co., Ltd.
on its Investment in Perella Weinberg Partners


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Westport, CT, May 22nd, 2006 – Knox & Co., a leading investment bank for middle-market and cross-border mergers and acquisitions announced today that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co., Ltd. (“MUS”), the core securities firm of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, on its investment in Perella Weinberg Partners, a new financial services firm.  Under the terms of the agreement, MUS will invest $100 million in the new financial services firm and its investment business.

The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (“MUFG”) is one of the largest financial institutions in the world by assets and market capitalization.  MUS is the investment banking arm of MUFG and has over 150 specialists stationed in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and London.  Perella Weinberg Partners has raised over U.S. $1 billion from eleven investors, to both seed investment initiatives and to fund the establishment and operations of the firm.  The backers include three institutions and eight family investor groups.

Knox & Co. originated the transaction and served as exclusive financial advisor to MUS on its investment.  The senior professionals at Knox & Co. provide sophisticated M&A advice to corporations from the world’s largest financial institutions to mid-sized family-controlled businesses.  Its unique skill set and global reach distinguishes Knox & Co. among its peers.  Knox & Co. conducts its securities-related business through its wholly owned subsidiary, Knox Securities Corp., member NASD.



Contact:
Mark S. Campbell
203-226-6288 (x102)
mcampbell@knoxcorp.com


 
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