Nuveen Investments’ agreement to be bought by a private equity group led by Madison Deerborn Partners, may indicate more deals in the future between the two non-traditional partners, according to The Wall Street Journal.

“All the very large private equity funds are very interested in this sector,” said Darlene DeRemer of Grail Partners. Recently, the Carlyle Group expressed interest in investing in the sector, as well as other chief private equity firms rumored to be looking for targets.

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