Elliott Acquires A Controlling Interest In Aeolus

January 6, 2017

Aeolus Capital Management Ltd. announced the closing of the previously announced proposed transaction between Aeolus and Elliott Management Corporation [Elliott] pursuant to which Elliott Associates, L.P. and Elliott International, L.P., two funds managed by Elliott, have acquired a controlling interest in Aeolus and its affiliated entities.

Elliott acquired its controlling interest from Peter Appel, founder of Aeolus, and Allied World Assurance Company [Allied World], an investor in Aeolus since December 2012. Mr. Appel has retained a significant minority interest in Aeolus and will serve as its Non-Executive Chairman.

Allied World has also retained a minority interest and will continue to be a substantial capital provider to the investor vehicles managed by Aeolus. The Aeolus management team, led by Andrew Bernstein, Chris Grasso, Trevor Jones and Frank Fischer, will continue in their current roles and retain their entire equity ownership interest in the business.

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