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Janus Capital Group Inc. has acquired a majority stake in Kapstream Capital Pty Ltd, an unconstrained bond manager in Australia that also has operations in Newport Beach.

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The deal, which included an upfront payment of $85 million, is expected to help Janus in its “efforts to build a global macro fixed income team offering best-in-class global unconstrained bond strategies,” said Janus Chief Executive Dick Weil in a statement.

The Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Strategy has been managed by Bill Gross, who is based in Janus’ Newport Beach office.