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Kurt MacAlpine:  Post-IPO, the Canadian business will not fund any future U.S. acquisitions.

CI Financial will cut off U.S. RIA unit from Canadian cash infusions as part of 2023 IPO but with a giant parting gift -- total forgiveness of its substantial mountain of debt

The Toronto asset manager, drenched in $2.7 billion of debt, promises an imminent IPO of a larger-than-planned stake in its $126-billion AUM to pay off lenders.

November 17, 2022 at 2:27 AM

Rudy Adolf: We see a softening of multiples.

With RIA valuations ticking down and successions ticking up, Focus Financial deep sixes 'drunken sailor' pause, forgoes buyback plan and adds a CEO

CEO Rudy Adolf sees a 'softening' in multiples after a couple of frothy years when CI Financial dominated headlines and big RIA deals

August 13, 2022 at 12:39 AM

Kurt MacAlpine: There's a celebratory feeling.

CI Financial's IPO could make the RIA M&A force next to unstoppable if it 'pops', but industry insiders see Focus Financial's stuck stock price as a 'tremendous headwind'

The Toronto firm already laps the RIA M&A field in deal flow and buzz but an IPO is only worth it if investors cooperate by seeing a much higher value separated from the old cash cow in Canada

April 9, 2022 at 1:37 AM

Matt Brown: 'This allows us to automate and digitize fund onboarding so it’s not a 'pain in the neck.''

Focus Financial tightens ties with CAIS to boost alts, just don't say the arrangement much resembles CI Financial's deal to buy a stake in GLAS Funds

New York City-based CAIS already administers a $30-billion chunk, it says, of Focus's $350 billion of RIA assets; RIAs get to add third-party funds or go with the CAIS selections

February 16, 2022 at 7:34 PM

RegentAtlantic was a big fish in the RIA pond. Now it's about 5% of CI Financial.

CI Financial picks off another 'Blind Squirrel' to push AUM to $105 billion as the RIA deal market stays nuts

The top-dollar-paying Toronto titan swept the $6-billion AUM RegentAtlantic off its feet at a size where it seems to have few rivals.

December 7, 2021 at 4:16 PM

Kurt MacAlpine: 'Miami is an incredible place to establish our U.S. headquarters.'

Canada's CI Financial and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announce plan for Miami to become the $77-billion rollup's U.S. headquarters in 2023

The Sunshine State used tax incentives to lure the Toronto firm to Miami, where the state has tried to establish a Wall Street South for decades with some success

September 16, 2021 at 10:24 PM

Rudy Adolf: Overall industry M&A momentum is very strong. It just happens to be that ours is even stronger.

CI Financial buys Budros to cinch $74 billion in U.S. assets--if pending deals close--but rival Focus Financial just surpassed $300 billion globally, its CEO says

The Toronto startup rollup has been dominant for about two years in RIA M&A, but Rudy Adolf says his value proposition is more multi-faceted.

August 11, 2021 at 3:12 AM

Kurt MacAlpine is leveraging trust built up between RIAs who know and like each other and form an informal  pod.

CI Financial continues to feast on Blind Squirrels' membership like a cache of stored nuts

The Toronto serial acquirer is adding study group member Radnor Financial Advisors' $2.6 billion to the bigger haul from Balasa Dinverno, RGT and Brightworth.

June 28, 2021 at 8:42 PM

Karl Heckenberg: Two years ago nobody saw a $200-billion public company entering our market.

What exactly makes the Kurt-and-Karl show click as CI Financial and Emigrant Partners do deals, tighten ties and co-evolve their business models

Toronto-based CI got a 100% equity interest in $4.5 billion Brightworth under CEO Kurt MacAlpine, but Emigrant CEO Karl Heckenberg got no liquidity -- and therein lies the symbiosis

March 19, 2021 at 12:07 AM

Kurt MacAlpine: 'You may see us go a little bit faster.'

CI Financial tops its 2020 MVP year with a grand slam $23 billion AUM January deal but its CEO hints that 2021 is just getting going

Kurt MacAlpine says his $261-billion of AUM throws off big cash flow and a growing list of word-of-mouth buyers and a model where managers stay in place assures that his Canadian firm need not sit long on the bench

January 26, 2021 at 10:53 PM

Kurt MacAlpine: I’m very comfortable with the valuations we are paying and the quality of the businesses we are buying.

A hotshot Canadian CEO tears through the RIA market like the polar vortex, sweeping up $16 billion in AUM and ringing the bell on an NYSE listing that could fuel even more deals

Kurt MacAlpine plans to keep buying fast and fearlessly for CI Financial, but skeptics say frothy valuations and high debt are ratcheting up risk.

November 18, 2020 at 3:39 AM

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