Asset manager Legg Mason said Monday it was not looking to go private, denying a report in The New York Post.
Legg said in a statement its current business strategy has not changed.
The Post had cited sources as saying Legg Mason was weighing a move that could see one or more private-equity investors, including Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, buy it and spin off many of its numerous funds.
A Legg Mason spokesperson had told the paper it was “categorically untrue” that the company was in talks surrounding going private. A Kohlberg Kravis Roberts spokesperson declined to comment to the paper.
(Reporting by Muralikumar Anantharaman in Boston, with additional reporting by Ajay Kamalakaran in Bangalore; writing by Christopher Kaufman in New York)