Showing the breadth of its acquisition expertise, J.P. Morgan & Co. is leading both the advisory and lending efforts in the $1.3 billion buyout of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.

The blue-chip bank acted as adviser to MGM chairman Frank Mancuso, leader of the management group that on Tuesday agreed to buy MGM from Credit Lyonnais, the French bank that has owned the movie studio since 1992.

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