Louis Diamond Quoted – By Diana Britton, WealthManagement.com – While Chicago-headquartered Hightower’s core strategy continues to be acquiring standalone registered investment advisors, the firm has recently made a foray into the independent broker/dealer channel, and CEO Bob Oros expects it to be a complementary area of growth for the firm going forward. The move would certainly expand the universe of potential acquisitions.
How did Buckingham Wealth Partners become a $50B+ mega-RIA enterprise? CEO Adam Birenbaum shares his M&A strategy, the role of an investment partner, plus advice for prospective breakaways and independent advisors, dealmaking red flags and more in this interview with Louis Diamond.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Ian Wenik, Citywire – SVB Financial Group, the parent of commercial bank Silicon Valley Bank, plans to buy Boston Private for about $900m in shares and cash.
20 years ago, CAPTRUST launched with just $2.5mm in revenue and $400mm AUA. Today the firm reports $400B AUA and a valuation of $1.25B. Rush Benton discusses the firm’s growth methodology in an episode that demonstrates the potential of independence.
What’s driving the acquisition appetite of mega-RIAs? Peter Mallouk of $55B RIA Creative Planning has been driving inorganic growth like never before. He talks about his latest deals, his formula for growth, tips for buyer and sellers, and more.
Who are the investors? How are deals structured? Why would an advisor choose to sell all or a portion of his business? What’s the downside? When to monetize? The answers to those questions and more for wirehouse and independent advisors.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Ian Wenik, Citywire – Parthenon Capital is pursuing a sale of RIA aggregator Allworth Financial, sources familiar with the situation told Citywire. The private equity firm has hired Raymond James to serve as its investment banker, one source said.
Mega-RIA firms are setting the pace of massive growth through ambitious acquiring practices and smart recruiting. Marty Bicknell, of Mariner Wealth Advisors, talks about his firm’s successes, shares advice for firm owners and breakaways, and more.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Ian Wenik, Citywire – M&T Bank is moving its retail brokerage and advisory business to LPL Financial, the two companies said on Wednesday. The move will add roughly $20bn in client assets under management and 170 advisors to LPL’s institutional platform. LPL said that M&T Bank will be the largest financial institution it serves.
Jeff Concepcion of Stratos Wealth Partners shares why he chose Emigrant Partners as a capital partner, what independent firm owners need to do when preparing for an acquisition, how he grew his firm from zero to $14B AUM in just 12 years, and more.
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