M&A Involving Advisors Continues at Steady Pace

Posted on October 30th, 2014 at 12:17 PM

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices:

Mergers and acquisitions continue to rise. Total M&A deals through the first half of 2014 total $32.6 billion in assets. That total is double the assets during the comparable period in 2013. The average deal size also has increased to $1.13 billion, up the $3 million from last year.

Owners continue to prosper within their own organization. As a result, many focus on succession planning to involve juniors within their firm. Owners much rather would preserve their independence internally and monetize the value of their firm.  Therefore, there has not been an increase in external industry consolidation.

The attorneys of Eccleston Law Offices represent investors and advisers nationwide in securities and employment matters. Our attorneys draw on a combined experience of nearly 50 years in delivering the highest quality legal services.

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