Category: M&A

5 posts categorized as "M&A"


7 Critical Steps to Becoming a Professional RIA Buyer

November 28, 2016

As conference season winds down in the wealth management industry, everyone seems to be discussing the “mega trends” that are leading to consolidation in the RIA space. From aging advisors, to low-cost online competition, to more strict regulatory requirements increasing the overall cost of doing business, savvy buyers are able to capitalize on these trends…

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PFI Advisors Industry White Paper: Becoming a Professional Buyer

September 12, 2016

Our latest industry white paper details the 7 key capabilities that all RIA buyers need to develop before engaging in M&A activity.  This report also highlights four industry leaders and the lessons they have learned from their varied experiences: Savant Capital Management, Angeles Wealth Management, Osborne Partners Capital Management, and Summit Trail Advisors. We are…

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Onboarding a Wirehouse Advisor Into Your RIA

August 24, 2016

  For an RIA, onboarding a wirehouse advisor or advisory team and incorporating them into your firm is an intriguing concept, but seems daunting to most.  The biggest question RIAs always have is, “Where do I begin?”  There are often so many unfamiliar nuances to this undertaking that advisors give up before they even start….

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PFI Advisors’ M&A Support Services Recognized by WealthManagement.com

June 13, 2016

We are excited to announce that PFI Advisors has been selected as a Finalist in WealthManagement.com’s 2016 Industry Awards Program for our M&A Support Services for RIAs. When PFI Advisors first launched last year, the press focused on our breakaway services for wirehouse advisors, as that is the “sexy” side of our service offerings.  We…

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Solving Operational Issues from M&A Transactions

April 19, 2016

As the wealth management industry continues to age, the number of advisory firms that will be transitioned due to succession planning or principal retirement is expected to increase dramatically. In fact, 2015 was the largest year on record for RIA mergers and acquisitions, with 2016 predicted to have even more. This trend, driven both by…

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