Mitsubishi UFJ Closes Morgan Stanley (MS) Deal

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According to The Wall Street Journal, "Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group closed a $9 billion investment in Morgan Stanley that gives MUFG a 21% interest. Under revised terms, MUFG has acquired $7.8 billion of convertible preferred stock with a 10% dividend and a conversion price of $25.25 a share, and $1.2 billion of non-convertible preferred stock with a 10% dividend. Previously, MUFG was getting a mix of preferred and common shares."

Morgan Stanley shares are up almost 40% in pre-market trading.

Douglas A. McIntyre