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What exactly to make of the Barron's article about Orion being listed for sale by Raymond James for $1.8 billion -- and how it boils down to 'when', not if

Orion CEO is insists no formal action is taking place but majority stakeholder, TA Associates, declines to back him up, Barron's isn't backing down and Orion admits its five-year anniversary with TA marks a sell-by date.

Saturday, January 18, 2020 – 2:03 AM by Oisin Breen
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Eric Clarke: '[I'm] CEO of the business, [so] I feel like I'd have a very good say in [any] transition, what those next steps would be and plan to be highly involved and engaged in that process ... [with a sale] most likely in my opinion to another financial sponsor, another private equity firm.

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The former Brinker CEO oversaw an 18-month transition of her then $26-billion TAMP and will remain as vice chair of the company after 'mutual' decision on role changes.

February 10, 2022 – 2:22 AM

Brad Shepard unexpectedly resigns from Orion Advisor Services after 10 months, and his chief strategy officer position will remain vacant, the company says

The Nashville, Tenn. executive came aboard to create a 'go-to-marketing strategy' for Brinker, HiddenLevers and legacy units but gave his notice this week.

January 7, 2022 – 11:40 PM

Advizr founder Hussain Zaidi parts ways with Orion but mission accomplished: Orion's AUA leapt 50% in his 19 months

MoneyGuidePro and eMoney still dominate, but RIAs and IBDs in droves are willing to choose Orion's planning on the terms offered -- zero license fees.

January 9, 2021 – 2:06 AM

Jeff Mello is latest to join eMoney's talent exodus but CEO Ed O'Brien says it's healthy renewal at a firm that added several hundred people since Fidelity bought it

The ex-Goldman Sachs director of strategy and planning at eMoney joins a growing list of departures exacerbated, sources say, by Fidelity putting a wobbly performance reporting software project -- and staff -- on its plate

February 28, 2020 – 11:09 PM

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Coach Maria

Coach Maria

January 22, 2020 — 1:06 AM
Well as far as the "are we or aren't we". So many employees, over so many years, have been at firms and heard rumblings of mergers, buy outs, etc. Having been at Reynolds Securities, Inc. - an institutional house at the time, we heard rumblings for more than 2 years. Our owner, Mr. Stanley said "over his dead body". Then he died. We were told no way, never happening, they were too big and in a different niche. Then the day came where we walked into work and read about a (so called) merger on Reuters, like everyone else. We were now part of Dean Witter - a retail shop, which became Dean Witter Reynolds, then just Dean Witter, before Morgan Stanley bought them. I say... believe the rumors!

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