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Partners at Focus Financial check their egos at the door to secure $216 million of hard cash

Polaris, Summit and CEO Rudy Adolf sell a portion of their stake in the big aggregator to Centerbridge Capital Partners -- and it puts them in a minority position for the first time

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – 1:49 AM by Lisa Shidler
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Rudy Adolf: The partners and management gave up their majority ownership. It is not an issue whatsoever.

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Mentioned in this article:

Focus Financial Partners, LLC
Consolidator/Roll-up Firm
Top Executive: Rudy Adolf

DeVoe & Company
Consulting Firm
Top Executive: David DeVoe




Jeff Spears

Jeff Spears

July 16, 2013 — 1:33 PM

The most interesting part of this deal to me is how it values Focus and what that means to other firms like United Capital and HighTower. Also interesting to compare this deal with First Republic’s purchase of Luminous. The valuations are all over the board. I guess the business models are all over the board too.

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