Mindy Diamond Quoted
By Lisa Shidler
M&A activity still sickly slow by some reckonings, but harbingers of mating activity abound.
Mindy Diamond, founder and chief executive of Diamond Consultants LLC, agrees that 2012 was sleepy but she believes that it is the yawn that refreshes.
“We, too, felt the effects of less deals being done last year, but I don’t think that it means that the M&A space is shrinking. I think it’s just getting ready for bigger things. While every RIA firm fashions themselves a buyer, in the end, it is most often the big boys that know how to get deals done — that is, firms like Focus or United Capital or large multibillion-dollar RIAs. Judging by our pipeline, this is the year for these big acquirers.”