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Wells Fargo sells its asset-management unit for $2.1B

February 23, 2021

Wells Fargo plans to sell its asset-management business to two private-equity firms — GTCR LLC and Reverence Capital Partners — for $2.1 billion, according to a statement Tuesday. The unit has $603 billion of assets under management and employs more than 450 people, the bank said.

“This transaction reflects Wells Fargo’s strategy to focus on businesses that serve our core consumer and corporate clients, and will allow us to focus even more on growing our wealth and brokerage businesses,” Barry Sommers, CEO of Wells Fargo’s wealth and investment-management division, said in the statement.

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