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Morgan Stanley (MS) to Acquire Citi's (C) 14% Stake in MSSB for $13.5B Valuation

September 11, 2012 9:36 AM EDT Send to a Friend
Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and Citigroup (NYSE: C) announced that they have reached agreement for Morgan Stanley to purchase Citi’s 14 percent stake in Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Holdings LLC (MSSB), together with the transfer of approximately $5.5 billion of deposits at no premium, at an implied 100 percent valuation of $13.5 billion.

In addition, subject to obtaining the required regulatory approval, Morgan Stanley and Citi have reached agreement with respect to the purchase of Citi’s remaining 35 percent stake in MSSB, inclusive of related deposits of approximately $48 billion, no later than June 1, 2015 at the same implied $13.5 billion valuation. Morgan Stanley has agreed to acquire the next 15 percent stake in MSSB from Citi by June 1, 2013, subject to regulatory approval. The related deposit transfers will be at no premium.




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