McDermott Advises Maitland On Sale Of Private Client And Corporate Services Business To Stonehage Fleming, A Leading Independently Owned International Multi Family Office


McDermott Will & Emery advised Maitland International Holdings Plc, a privately owned global advisory, administration and family office firm, on the sale of its private client and corporate services business to Stonehage Fleming.

On completion of the transaction, which is subject to certain approvals including regulatory approvals in a number of jurisdictions, the business will transfer to Stonehage Fleming, bringing legal, fiduciary, corporate and investment management services capability in fourteen combined locations worldwide. The transaction will add £1bn of AUM and £15bn of AUA, taking Stonehage Fleming’s AUM to over £16bn and AUA to over £60bn.

Maitland’s Private Client Services business will bring further scale to Stonehage Fleming, strengthen key service areas and broaden the range of jurisdictions offered to clients. It will be combined with and operate under the Stonehage Fleming brand.

Chris Merry, Stonehage Fleming Group CEO commented: “This is an exciting time for Stonehage Fleming; we have the scale, the range of services and practical wisdom developed over many years to be the partner of choice for successful families and wealth creators. We have known and admired Maitland’s Private Client Services business for many years and are looking forward to welcoming their management, people and clients to Stonehage Fleming.

Steve Georgala, CEO of Maitland commented “This transaction is a key step in the refinement of Maitland’s services offering which is now dedicated to fund services and management company services. Such a transaction has been under consideration for some time and Stonehage Fleming has always been our preferred partner. We are confident that this acquisition will provide an excellent home for both our clients and our people who will thrive within a highly regarded global firm focused on the needs of private clients.”

Maitland is a global advisory, administration and family office firm providing seamless legal, fiduciary, investment and fund administration services to private, corporate and institutional clients across multiple jurisdictions.

Stonehage Fleming is one of the world’s leading independently owned multi- family offices and the largest in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as measured by its breadth of services, geographic reach and by assets under management, advice and administration.

The McDermott team was led by partner Stuart Mathews and included partners James Ross and Katie Clark. Associates Chris Marshall, Emmy Clode, Clare Baglin, Chris Lynn and Sophie Wood also advised.

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