RIA Mergers and Acquisitions Fueling Growth

Posted on June 25th, 2015 at 5:16 PM
RIA Mergers and Acquisitions Fueling Growth

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:

Mergers and acquisitions among investment advisers show steady growth for that segment in the financial services industry.

Buying parties predominantly are other RIAs and strategic acquiring firms, but it’s a seller’s market. Further, the independent model is more attractive to advisors and acquirers, also helping to leverage selling power. Firms’ selling power allows for strategic decision making and selectivity.

Not surprisingly, the fastest growing firms have reported significantly more growth as a result of well-strategized mergers and acquisitions. And as a generation of aging advisors begin to retire, the industry is ripe for both internal and private party sales. With opportunities continuing to present themselves, the independent investment advisory industry is primed for growth and maturation. 

The attorneys of Eccleston Law LLC represent investors and advisers nationwide in securities and employment matters. Our attorneys draw on a combined experience of nearly 65 years in delivering the highest quality legal services.

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