- The OEP professionals will form a new private equity investment advisory firm, OEP Capital Advisors
- One Equity Partners to become independent from JPMorgan Chase
- OEPCA will manage the portfolio being sold by JPMorgan Chase, as well as the investments being retained by JPMorgan Chase
Lexington Partners together with AlpInvest Partners have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire JPMorgan Chase's interests in approximately 50% of the portfolio companies currently held by One Equity Partners, JPMorgan Chase's principal private equity unit. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close by year-end, were not disclosed.
The OEP professionals will form a new private equity investment advisory firm, OEP Capital Advisors, and become independent from JPMorgan Chase once the sale is completed. OEPCA will manage the portfolio being sold by JPMorgan Chase, as well as the investments being retained by JPMorgan Chase.
"Lexington is pleased to partner with One Equity Partners to acquire a significant portion of JPMorgan Chase's interests, and to support the future investment activities of the OEP team," said Brent Nicklas, Managing Partner of Lexington Partners.
"We view this as a great opportunity to partner with one of the industry's leading private equity firms," said Tjarko Hektor, Managing Director of AlpInvest Partners.
"We look forward to delivering great long-term value to these two leading alternative investment management firms," said Richard M. Cashin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of One Equity Partners. "We also thank JPMorgan Chase for their partnership and support of many years, enabling us to build the business we have today."
The transaction is not expected to have a material impact on JPMorgan Chase's earnings. J.P. Morgan advised on the sale.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. Lexington Partners is a leading global alternative investment manager primarily involved in providing liquidity to owners of private equity and in making co-investments alongside leading private equity sponsors. AlpInvest is a global private equity investor with US$52 billion of assets under management as of March 31, 2014.