Mergers & Acquisitions / Joint Ventures

Liontrust buys out Walker Crips firm, brings funds in-house

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Equity manager Liontrust Asset Management has completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Walker Crips Asset Managers (WCAM).

Fund managers Stephen Bailey, Jan Luthman and Jamie Clark have relocated to Liontrust’s offices and will continue to manager the CF Walker Crips UK Growth Fund, CF Walker Crips Equity Income Fund, CF Walker Crips UK High Alpha Fund, CF UK Fund, and two institutional segregated accounts.

The WCAM name will cease to be used and the four funds will take on the Liontrust branding in due course. WCAM salesmen Paul Hyde and William Smith have joined