Akin gump, wachtell on Halcyon NY listing

US firms Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz are playing key roles in the New York listing of hedge fund company Halcyon Asset Management.

The $11.5bn (£5.67bn) alternative investment house agreed to be bought by special purpose acquisition outfit Alternative Asset Management Acquisition Corporation (AAMAC).

Wachtell is advising Halcyon on the deal, fielding a team made up of corporate partner Igor Kirman, executive compensation and benefits partner Michael Segal, and tax partners Jodi Schwartz and Joshua Holmes.

The Akin Gump team advising AAMAC includes securities partner Bruce Mendelsohn, M&A partners Adam Weinstein and Zach Wittenberg, funds partner Ira Kustin and benefits partner Tristan Brown.