Wells Fargo Announces Sale of its Fund Administration Business

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SS&C Technologies agrees to acquire Wells Fargo Global Fund Services

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wells Fargo Securities, the investment banking and capital markets business of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), announced today that SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSNC), a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, has agreed to acquire its fund administration business, Wells Fargo Global Fund Services (GFS). Pending regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We believe GFS clients will benefit from SS&C’s industry-leading position, proprietary technology and depth of expertise in fund administration,” said Dan Thomas, head of Institutional Investor Services at Wells Fargo Securities. “Wells Fargo Securities will continue to provide financial solutions to our alternative asset manager clients in core areas such as Prime Services, Futures and OTC Clearing and Futures Execution.”

As part of the acquisition, SS&C will acquire GFS’ operations and team members in New York, Minneapolis, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Wells Fargo will work closely with SS&C to provide GFS clients a seamless experience and continuity of services. Additionally, Wells Fargo will continue to provide access to its suite of financial products and services to GFS clients after closing.

Wells Fargo Securities served as exclusive financial advisor to Wells Fargo in connection with the transaction, with K&L Gates LLP serving as legal counsel.

About SS&C Technologies

SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software for the global financial services industry. Founded in 1986, SS&C is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut and has offices around the world. Some 10,000 financial services organizations, from the world’s largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C’s products and services.

About Wells Fargo Securities

Wells Fargo Securities delivers a comprehensive set of capital markets products and services, including public debt and equity origination and distribution, investment research, interest rate, commodity and equity risk hedging, mergers and acquisitions advice, prime services, structured lending facilities and municipal bond origination. The institutional capital markets business is comprised of more than 4,200 team members in 50+ locations across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,600 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 268,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 27 on Fortune’s 2016 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.


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