NEW YORK - Chase Manhattan Corp. today is expected to close its $1.35 billion purchase of Hambrecht & Quist Group, one day after completing its tender offer for all the common stock of the San Francisco-based investment bank.

Chase said Bridge Acquisition Corp., the subsidiary used to buy Hambrecht, had received more than 23 million shares of Hambrecht, or 94.5% of the firm's outstanding stock, by the offer's Dec. 8 deadline.

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