TIAA-CREF announced Monday that it plans to acquire Nuveen Investments for $6.25 billion, including debt.
TIAA-CREF said in a statement that the acquisition “significantly expands” the products and services it provides. Nuveen, a diversified investment management company, has approximately $221 billion in assets under management.
TIAA-CREF said the transaction also adds diversification to the firm’s “investment and distribution platform while bolstering its award-winning mutual fund offerings.”
Nuveen will operate as a separate subsidiary within TIAA-CREF’s asset management business, retaining its current multi-boutique business model and continuing to support its investment affiliates through scaled distribution, marketing and administrative services.
The addition of Nuveen brings TIAA-CREF’s total assets under management to approximately $800 billion.
John Amboian will remain the chief executive officer of Nuveen, and Nuveen’s current leadership and key investment team will stay in place.