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Collins Stewart Hawkpoint, the London-based stockbroker with 810 staff, is to be acquired by Canaccord Financial of Canada for £235m.
Collins Stewart has acquired Andersen Charnley, the Surrey-based independent wealth management firm, for an initial £5m.
Collins Stewart has acquired Corazon Capital Group, the investment management firm with offices in Guernsey and Geneva, for an initial £1m.
Collins Stewart is to acquire CE Unterberg Towbin, the US investment bank, for £21m.
Collins Stewart Tullett is to acquire Hawkpoint, the corporate advisory firm with 120 staff in London and France, for an estimated £130m, as well as Chapdelaine Corporate Securities of the US for £50m.
Collins Stewart has confirmed a deal to acquire Prebon Yamane for £125m, in order to expand its Tullett broking business.
Collins Stewart is to acquire Prebon Group for undisclosed terms, creating a combined broking business with 3,000 staff in 26 cities worldwide.
Collins Stewart is to acquire Tullett for £213m, in order to expand its activities in the bond and derivatives market.
Collins Stewart is planning to expand its Quest online stock-picking operation to incorporate US and Asian stocks, as part of the ongoing diversification of its financial services business.
Collins Stewart is planning to expand its hedge fund business into Italy and other European countries, and is also continuing to grow its investment trust operations.
Collins Stewart is to acquire the private client advisory business of NatWest Stockbrokers for up to £17m.
Collins Stewart is planning to expand its asset management business through acquisitions and organic growth this year, and will invest £1.3m in its Quest online research operation.
Collins Stewart, the stockbroker, is considering plans for a flotation in order to raise up to £70m to develop its online share evaluation service and to reduce debt.