Articles tagged "DeVoe & Co."


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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

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

Dynasty Financial Partners drops its passive-referral strategy and hires a ex-HighTower talent to engineer proactivity

Ed Friedman, once at Elliot Weissbluth's left hand, becomes right-hand man of Shirl Penney after two years of cooling his heels after departure from HighTower

December 3, 2013 — 7:03 PM UTC

How 3 wealth managers at Goldman Sachs parlayed a $1 billion book of business into a $125-million payday -- after doing it once before for $217 million

Todd Morgan sold his practice to State Street the first time, bought it back and is now selling to an entity partially owned by the National Bank of Canada

September 5, 2013 — 3:37 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

What's up with Invesco offloading its $20-billion RIA/trust firm to a Canadian bank -- and at a bargain price?

Post-Morgan Stanley deal, the institutionally-minded fund company is becoming a player in retail asset management -- making Atlantic Trust less of a core holding

April 17, 2013 — 5:19 PM UTC

Aspiriant sets the stage for its next big buy -- and only RIAs with more than $1 billion in assets need apply

Now that the $7-billion Los Angeles firm has digested Deloitte, its executive M&A team ponders its next move

March 5, 2013 — 5:11 PM UTC

The RIA M&A market stumbled in 2012, but giants were not deterred, Schwab end-of-year data shows

M&A activity still sickly slow by some reckonings, but harbingers of mating activity abound

January 28, 2013 — 4:34 PM UTC

How three small firms backed with big-time M&A muscle brought in $450 million with strategic buys

There are vivid back stories behind each Focus-owned firm's deal; taken together they could show the way forward for the aggregator model

January 24, 2013 — 8:04 PM UTC

Why it took Rudy Adolf seven years to win an elusive $1.5-billion RIA to cap a $14-billion-asset year

The $60-billion-AUA firm has its mojo back as it brings on a woman-run firm with a 49-state presence

January 10, 2013 — 6:36 AM UTC