Neuberger Berman managers have bid for and won the right to buy the asset management business in a court-supervised sale, a source confirmed with Investment Dealers Digest.
Lehman Brothers, which owned Neuberger Berman, filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 15. The brokerage firms petition was the largest bankruptcy in the history of US corporate failures.
Lehman has more than 100,000 creditors. Its assets totaled $639 billion and liabilities totaled $613 billion when it filed for court protection.
A price for the purchase was not immediately available and the sale will have to be approved by the judge overseeing the case. A hearing for the sale is expected later this month.