Evercore Partners Buys 45% of ABS Investment

Evercore Partners Inc. has completed its acquisition of a 45% non-controlling interest in ABS Investment Management, the firm announced Thursday. ABS Investment Management is an institutionally focused equity long/short hedge fund-of-funds manager. ABS has offices in Greenwich, Zurich and Hong Kong.

PRESS RELEASE
Evercore Partners Inc. EVR +2.70% today announced that it has completed the purchase of a 45% non-controlling interest in ABS Investment Management, LLC, an institutionally focused equity long/short hedge fund-of-funds manager, under the terms of the purchase agreement announced on November 14, 2011. ABS’ founders and employees continue to own 55% of the company.

About Evercore Partners
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions and also provides institutional investors with high quality research, sales and trading execution that is free of the conflicts created by proprietary activities; Evercore’s Investment Management business comprises wealth management, institutional asset management and private equity investing. Evercore serves a diverse set of clients around the world from its offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Washington D.C., London, Aberdeen, Scotland, Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico, Hong Kong and Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil. More information about Evercore can be found on the Company’s website at www.evercore.com .

About ABS Investment Management, LLC
ABS is an independent fund of hedge funds manager specializing in equity long/short strategies. The company manages over USD $3.5 billion of hedge fund assets as of September 30, 2011 for institutional and high net worth clients in the Americas, Europe and Asia from its offices in Greenwich, Zurich and Hong Kong.