Deutsche Takes Aldus Stake

RREEF Alternative Investments, the alternative investments business of Deutsche Bank's Asset Management division, has agreed to acquire a minority stake in Aldus Equity, an alternative asset management and advisory boutique specializing in customized private equity investing. No financial terms were disclosed. Aldus has over $3 billion in assets, including more than $600 million in new mandates won since October 2006. The deal is expected to close within the next few months.