is among the prospective bidders for Lehman Brothers'
investment management division, which includes Neuberger Berman
, at the December auction,
The New York Post
The list of possible bidders also include private equity firms Silver Lake
, Blackstone Group
and Carlyle Group
, according to the report. Earlier this month, a lawyer for Carlyle said the firm was interested in bidding for the Lehman unit at the auction (see
October 17, 2008).
Private equity firms Bain Capital
and Hellman & Friedman LLC
, which late last month reached a deal with Lehman to buy the unit for $2.15 billion, will be the lead bidder at the auction. Bain and Hellman will get a $52.5 million break-up fee if they don't emerge as the winners.
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