Knox & Co. Advises Mitsubishi UFJ Securities
on its Investment in Perella Weinberg Partners
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
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.
Mark S. Campbell