Oppenheimer Holdings 8-K 2008
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
AMENDMENT NO. 2
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): November 2, 2007
Commission File Number 1-12043
OPPENHEIMER HOLDINGS INC.
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SECTION 8 OTHER EVENTS
ITEM 8.01. Other Events.
On January 14, 2008, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (the Oppenheimer) announced that it closed its previously announced acquisition of a major part of CIBC World Markets U.S. capital markets businesses, including related Israeli investment banking and equity markets business. The closing of the acquisition of related operations in Asia and the UK is expected to close at a later time, subject to regulatory approval.
The businesses acquired by Oppenheimer employ over 600 people and include CIBC World Markets U.S. Investment Banking, Corporate Syndicate, Institutional Sales and Trading, Equity Research, Options Trading and a portion of the Debt Capital Markets business which includes Convertible Bond Trading, Loan Syndication, High Yield Origination and Trading as well as related overseas operations. Annualized revenue of these businesses, based on CIBCs most recently published results for the year ended October 31, 2007, is in excess of $400 million.
SECTION 9 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
ITEM 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.