Farallon Capital Discloses Gleacher Stake ~ market folly

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Farallon Capital Discloses Gleacher Stake

Andrew Spokes' hedge fund firm Farallon Capital has filed a 13G with the SEC regarding Gleacher (GLCH).  Per the filing, the hedge fund has disclosed a 7.3% ownership stake in Gleacher with 451,000 shares.

The filing was made due to portfolio activity on May 2nd.  The company's board of directors has approved a liquidation of assets.

Per Google Finance, Gleacher is "an investment bank that provides corporate and institutional clients with financial advisory services, including merger and acquisition, restructuring, recapitalization, and strategic alternative analysis. Gleacher offers a range of products through its Investment Banking, Mortgage Backed/Asset Backed & Rates (MBS/ABS & Rates), Corporate Credit and ClearPoint divisions. It also provides capital raising, research-based investment analysis, and securities brokerage services, and, through the Company's ClearPoint Funding, Inc. subsidiary (ClearPoint), engages in residential mortgage lending."

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