Allens Arthur Robinson has advised leading independent global asset management firm Henderson Group plc on the acquisition of one of the United Kingdom's best-known fund managers, Gartmore Group Limited.
Henderson Group plc is the parent company of Henderson Global Investors, which had £61.6 billion ($96 billion) of assets under management as at 31 December 2010.
This deal, which was completed on 4 April 2011, brings Henderson Group plc's assets under management to about £78 billion, making it one of the largest asset managers in the UK.
Partner Alex Ding, who led the Allens team, said he is pleased to be helping his long-term client meet its international growth objectives.
Ding worked alongside senior associate Robert Speed and lawyer Edwina Sinclair.
Slaughter and May and Carey Olsen also took roles on the deal.