Merchant bolsters RIA reach with Matt Brinker hire
January 14, 2020
Louis Diamond Quoted
By Charles Paikert
Matt Brinker, the M&A mastermind who supervised 90 deals in his 13 years as a top executive at United Capital Partners, has joined Merchant Investment Management as a managing partner.
The move strengthens the New York-based holding company’s already formidable executive lineup and underscores the company’s bid to become a major player in the RIA M&A market.
Hiring someone with Brinker’s skill set meshes Merchant’s determination to expand its industry reach, says executive recruiter Louis Diamond, EVP at Diamond Consultants.
“Merchant’s strategy is pretty fascinating because they’ve made their mark in overlapping segments,” Diamond says. “They know that acquisitions and recruiting advisors only pay off if firms are able to grow organically as well as inorganically. And Brinker knows what it’s like to integrate firms.”