Investmentnews.com has an article about Sun Life selling MFS.
MFS at center of deal speculation. By Katie O'Donnell August 28, 2006
BOSTON - The buzz about the future of MFS Investment Management is intensifying, with speculation that the nation's 16th-largest mutual fund company could soon be in play. A deal between MFS and a publicly traded fund company such as Denver-based Janus Capital Group Inc. makes sense, because it could allow Sun Life to retain an ownership stake in an asset management company, said Darlene DeRemer, a partner at Grail Partners LLC, a Boston-based advisory merchant bank specializing in the investment management industry.