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EXCLUSIVE-BlackRock to buy Credit Suisse's European ETFs-source
January 9, 2013 / 6:30 PM / 5 years ago

EXCLUSIVE-BlackRock to buy Credit Suisse's European ETFs-source

(Adds background about bidding, Credit Suisse)

By Jessica Toonkel

NEW YORK, Jan 9 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc has won the bidding for Credit Suisse Group AG’s European exchange-traded fund business, according to a source familiar with the situation.

The deal is expected to be announced shortly, said the source, who declined be identified because the deal is not yet public. The value of the deal could not be determined.

A BlackRock spokeswoman and a Credit Suisse spokeswoman declined to comment.

Credit Suisse put its $17.6 billion ETF unit up for sale in October, sources told Reuters at the time..

In November, Credit Suisse said it was integrating its private banking and asset management divisions into a new wealth management unit.

BlackRock and State Street Global Advisors, the asset management arm of State Street Corp, were among the companies bidding for the business, but State Street dropped out of the bidding in December. (Reporting By Jessica Toonkel; editing by Carol Bishopric)

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