Failed GAM bid 'will lead to restructuring' as Liontrust outflows mount

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James Baxter-Derrington
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Liontrust’s failed takeover bid for GAM “will lead to restructuring” in the FTSE 250-listed fund house, which has seen further outflows of £1.6bn over the past quarter.

Writing in its three-month trading update to 30 September 2023, Liontrust CEO John Ions reflected on the attempted M&A move, arguing while the acquisition would have "accelerated" the firm's strategic objectives of broadening its fund range and expanding geographical distribution, the failure does not change these goals. Liontrust bid fails as GAM enters discussions with shareholder group NewGAMe "Our belief in them has only strengthened," he wrote. "The knowledge and insight gained through the GAM process is also helping us shape our future operating model for the long-term growth of...

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