The pending acquisition of Transamerica Fund Management Co. by John Hancock Mutual Funds could lead to consolidation of some of the tax-exempt mutual funds managed by the two companies.

"There's a possibility that some of these could be merged --there's deftnitely some overlap," said Renee Lynch, a John Hancock spokeswoman.

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