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Janus Capital Announces Agreement to Acquire VelocityShares

As reported in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and other media outlets, Paul, Weiss client Janus Capital Group Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire VS Holdings Inc., the parent company of VelocityShares, LLC, a leading provider of unique institutionally focused exchange-traded products, including exchange-traded funds, that deliver sophisticated volatility management solutions. At the end of September 2014 VelocityShares had raised approximately $2 billion in assets across 21 investment products.  The transaction is expected to close, subject to certain conditions, including regulatory approval, in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The Paul, Weiss team included, among others, corporate partner Ross Fieldston; tax partner Scott Sontag; and intellectual property counsel Menachem Kaplan.

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