M&A Support Services

Many RIAs are learning that M&A transactions are much more complex and require operational expertise to achieve promised economies of scale.  PFI Advisors is the only firm in the industry focused solely on the operational components involved in truly combining two firms into one.

As a Buyer, What do You Have to Offer?

Sellers are looking for: State-of-the art technology; consolidated performance reporting; robust infrastructure and documented processes; access to unique investments; and a multi-custodial platform to plug into.  PFI Advisors can help you achieve a scalable back-office before your next M&A transaction.

Merger Negotiations Complete... Now What?

You’ve spent months searching for and negotiating with the perfect RIA or wirehouse advisor team to fold into your firm…now the task of merging technologies and determining a unified client experience begins. PFI Advisors can play “marriage counselor” and assist in the combining of your two firms.

Boots-On-The-Ground Support

PFI Advisors can “parachute” into your offices and run the entire M&A onboarding process while your employees stay focused on your current clients. Our goal is to make the transition as seamless for both you and the merging advisors.

Train Your Staff to be M&A Specialists

Before your next merger takes place, we can spend time with your designated staff members to prepare them for the onboarding nuances of all four major custodians. We can help build an onboarding playbook that encompasses your firm’s specific operational workflows and tasks. By having a “How To” manual in hand, the burden on your staff will be drastically reduced.

Additional Services for Wirehouse Acquisitions

The addition of a wirehouse advisor/team into your firm requires some additional work, compared to an RIA merger. We can identify office space for the team, transition the client assets to your custodian, coach advisors on how to discuss independence and your infrastructure with clients, and train all parties on the new systems and account features.