Articles tagged "David Devoe"


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Stone Point and KKR buy Focus Financial for $2 billion by employing massive leverage

PE giants with loans of about $1 billion -- psyched that the roll-up's roll flow is snowballing in 2017 -- cash out Centerbridge, Polaris, Summit, several advisors and employees

April 19, 2017 — 4:39 AM UTC

HighTower picks up $6.4-billion roll-up on the cheap but the valuation may reflect WealthTrust's stagnant growth and profitability

The Chicago roll-up gets an embattled league of RIAs for about $70 million by persuading its financiers to double down and private equity owners to suck it up

April 13, 2017 — 11:35 PM UTC

HighTower parts ways with -- and doesn't replace -- the dealmaker who has 'worked on more breakaway transactions ... than anyone in the industry'

Elliot Weissbluth's gun-slinging No. 2, Mike Papedis, moves on after HighTower's assets declined, deals waned and the once-loud company took on an indoor voice

March 21, 2017 — 9:53 PM UTC

After sticking his own succession landing, Tim Kochis bags 'retirement' and joins forces with DeVoe & Co. to help other RIAs do same

Tim Kochis helped David DeVoe with his business plan and may become a shareholder as soon as next year

March 13, 2017 — 6:09 PM UTC

How Tiedemann and Presidio did a no-cash merger of their $4.9 billion and $4 billion RIAs -- and their disarming honesty about jitters

A restructuring by Presidio's stricken CEO's deputy paved the way for a 'non-threatening' union in which all principals keep their equity

August 16, 2016 — 9:05 PM UTC

Report: Focus Financial is preparing SEC paperwork for its initial public offering -- but is it jumping the gun?

With $325 million in revenues, the jumbo New York roll-up seeks to assuage a host of liquidity challenges

July 7, 2015 — 3:36 PM UTC

Mark Hurley's new report analyzes the pathology of the aging RIA and the illiquidity it exacts

The leveraged buyout specialist posits thousands of principals trapped in their practices, unable to sell, victims of psychological unpreparedness

May 14, 2015 — 4:57 PM UTC

Why AMG's poach of Rich Gill could be the missing ingredient for its V-8 roll-up engine

Loaded with cash, experience and $11.5 billion of market cap, the North Shore asset manager just downloaded the RIA roll-up app in hiring the Focus Financial veteran

July 22, 2014 — 6:48 PM UTC

Bankers show muted confidence in competing with RIAs, Fidelity study shows

The projections from the most optimistic set of bankers predicts sub-5% growth annually, even on steep part of growth curve

March 6, 2014 — 9:32 PM UTC

A $1.2-billion RIA is born on the Rt. 128 altar as two $600-million-AUM firms -- one in hyper-growth mode by Fidelity referrals -- get hitched

Spawned from an away breakfast, the deal of Argent Wealth Management and Pillar Financial Advisors financed a succession, forestalled death on the vine and set the stage for accelerated growth

November 15, 2013 — 8:25 PM UTC

How Matt Cooper is getting past the 'oh, sure' factor that came from a slow roll-out of ... the other Newport Beach roll-up

Not only are deals picking up at the $900-million Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors but existing advisors are telling success stories that can be quantified

October 4, 2013 — 6:27 AM UTC

What happened when Fidelity Investments called 25 deal-making protagonists to its Boston sanctum for a talk about the suboptimal RIA M&A market

David Canter recounts what his company set out to do, who showed up and what the pooling of ideas yielded

September 30, 2013 — 5:38 PM UTC

AMG delves deeper into the RIA business with second deal -- of $4-billion player in NY

Its purchase of a stake in Clarfeld Financial Advisors, Barron's No. 3, shows the Veritable deal was, indeed, a warm up

August 20, 2013 — 3:18 AM UTC

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

July 16, 2013 — 1:49 AM UTC

Fidelity's M&A program reload looks 'game-changing' after it partners with a middleman to get Uncle Sam to guarantee RIA deals

The piece de resistance is a maverick-owned North Carolina bank with an RIA-savvy ex-Schwabbie and software that fights SBA red tape

June 20, 2013 — 5:53 AM UTC