Close Brothers Group plc is the parent company of a group of companies engaged in financial services. It operates through four divisions. The asset management division focuses on private clients and funds. The banking division focuses on asset-based lending mainly in the United Kingdom and also in Germany. The corporate finance division focuses on mergers and acquisitions advice, restructuring, debt advisory and initial public offering (IPO) advisory services and pensions advisory work for companies and trustees. The securities division has two principal trading companies: Winterflood Securities Limited, a liquidity provider in the London retail market, and Close Brothers Seydler AG, a broker dealer in domestic and international bonds and equities. In October 2007, the Company acquired 49.9% of Mako, a market-maker in exchange-traded equity, fixed income and commodity index derivatives. In August 2008, it announced the acquisition of Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Premium Finance Ltd.
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