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Huatai Securities to acquire AssetMark

AssetMarkInc. said April 11 that Huatai Securities Co. Ltd. agreed to acquire the companyfrom private equity firms Aquiline Capital Partners LLC and .

Previous reports had stated that Huatai was looking to acquire the company.

Huatai Securities said separately that the considerationwill be $780 million, subject to certain adjustments.

The transaction is expected to close before the end of 2016.

AssetMark was purchased by private equity firms AquilineCapital Partners and Genstar Capital in summer 2013 from

After the transaction closes, AssetMark will remain anindependently operated company with the same leadership team, brand, sales andservice structure and strategy. Its portfolio strategist lineup and custodianoptions will also remain the same.

Moelis & Co. LLC, Raymond James & Associates Inc.and Starr Strategic Partners LLC served as financial advisers to AssetMark,while Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Jun He Law Offices served as legalcounsel.