Apollo to buy Griffin Capital’s wealth-distribution, asset-management units

Apollo to buy Griffin Capital’s wealth-distribution, asset-management units

Apollo Global Management Inc (APO.N) said it would buy the U.S. wealth-distribution and asset-management businesses of Griffin Capital for an undisclosed sum, as it looks to boost its offerings for rich clients.

The deal will combine Griffin’s alternative investment solutions in the wealth management space with Apollo’s focus on private banks, broker-dealer and family offices, the asset management giant said in a statement on Thursday.

Apollo plans to integrate Griffin’s team into its global wealth business, adding hundreds of distribution agreements to its wealth platform.

Griffin’s asset management business has more than $5 billion of assets under management in individual investor-focused products.

“With the acquisition of Griffin, we will significantly advance our U.S. wealth market growth plans that we presented at our recent investor day,” Apollo Chief Executive Officer Marc Rowan said.

The deal is Apollo’s largest investment in its global wealth business and follows significant new hires at the firm. The buyout firm has also been building out its pipeline of alternative solutions for individual investors.

The acquisition is expected to close by the first half of 2022.

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