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Dan Seivert: 'Their movements out show how talent is scarce and great firms are paying attractive compensation.'

Dan Seivert's ripping success in RIA M&A deals has odd side effect of having some sidearm staff leave for new vistas

Carolyn Armitage and Mark Bruno left to mutual benefit, while Echelon Partners roars on, feeding the beast of deal-crazed RIA buyers and sellers.

July 20, 2021 at 1:17 AM

Dan Seivert (r.): The private equity guys are just phoning it in and not getting to know advisors.

Dan Seivert and Mark Tibergien karate chop private equity investors for being little more than financial engineers in RIA orbit

The CEO of ECHELON and the CEO of Pershing Advisor Solutions describe the investors like hedge funds that make savvy purchases of depleted oil wells

October 8, 2018 at 7:22 PM

Ric Edelman: It's all additive.

Ric Edelman's RIA empire to merge with legacy The Mutual Fund Stores in $3-billion deal that takes Financial Engines private

Hellman & Friedman stake the eye-popping sum in cash to outright own an RIA with nearly $195 billion of AUM including robo-advised 401(k) assets

April 30, 2018 at 11:57 PM

Elliot Weissbluth: I'm used to Seal Team Six. It's quite lovely getting to know people and walking through the front door.

HighTower Advisors lands $4.5-billion RIA with help from bigger, better checkbook

The Chicago RIA roll-up adds 45-employee Salient with T.H. Lee omnipresent in shepherding the UHNW deal

April 17, 2018 at 3:25 PM

With Scott Hanson in the mix Nathan Bachrach and Ed Finke accepted Parthenon's overtures

Parthenon Capital buys Simply Money, adds it to Hanson McCain, and 'presto' a $3.3 billion radio show-based RIA roll-up rises

The PE firm already knew principals Nathan Bachrach and Ed Finke who bring $700-million-plus AUM from Simply Money generated largely by their daily broadcast

January 6, 2018 at 1:21 AM

Marty Bicknell: I've been talking about turning back on the inorganic engine.

Marty Bicknell sells Tortoise stake for '$150 million' with cash already earmarked for four or five RIA purchases

Mariner Holdings CEO banks tidy gain as he dumps his 67% stake in $20 billion-AUM Tortoise that had just $1.3 billion of AUM when he bought it

October 23, 2017 at 10:08 PM

Dan Seivert: It's so eye-opening to put it out to the audience.

After storming PIMCO, Dan Seivert puts LA on RIA map with high-aptitude Summit

Appropriating the bond giant's Newport Beach headquarters was a masterstroke that took the investment banker's 'deal' event to an RIA MBA cram course

September 22, 2017 at 9:51 PM

John Copeland's strategy is to take a backseat to RIA principals by letting them own a majority of their firms.

A year after John Copeland came to AMG with blue-ocean RIA growth plan, the publicly owned asset management giant spins him into new venture

Instead of sitting out frothy M&A market for $4-billion-plus RIAs as AMG exec, the now former president of the RIA unit is hustling, with more diverse backers, to crack the chronically stagnant M&A market for small firms

July 12, 2017 at 6:11 PM

Stone Point CEO Chuck Davis has insurer DNA having served on the board of The Progressive Corp.

Focus Financial's 'extraordinary' purchase of $16B-AUM SCS Capital and what Stone Point -- both buyer and seller in the deal -- may do to juice its investment

With Stone Point CEO Charles Davis now calling the shots, the RIA roll-up tacks to UHNW-directed RIAs, perhaps for their positioning in selling insurance

May 17, 2017 at 9:06 PM

Rudy Adolf: A key reason for our partnership is the vision we share for continued growth.

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 at 4:39 AM

Rumors of the Boston-based IBD's acquisition by E*Trade could send LPL stock on a wild ride.

This time LPL share jump is traced to E*Trade

Critically late to the advice game and at loose ends after TD-Scottrade union, the New York-based discount broker has a lean and hungry look, according to Dealreporter

November 2, 2016 at 4:29 PM

Dan Seivert: While past years consisted mostly of RIAs, this year we expanded the content to attract a broader set of participants and executives.

Coming RIA custody fees and a new recruiting war catch the attention of deal hounds in Manhattan

At ECHELON event at NYAC, action items aplenty assaulted attendees -- especially with Apr. 30 looming

October 21, 2016 at 9:49 PM

Doug Flynn: New management brings in its own coaches.

LPL Financial share price tumbles to pre-hostile bid levels in atmosphere of eerie calm

LPL reps shrug their shoulders over a possible sale and investors seem in no hurry to buy but experts say the B-D has what PE loves -- lousy growth but terrific cash flow

October 21, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Kirt Walker: This little DOL thing came along and it wasn't the primary reason for doing this, but it was about the RIA and fee-based world.

Nationwide buys Jefferson National under purported DOL duress but 'good private equity' and good planning may rule the day

The big Columbus, Ohio national insurer can certainly use a fiduciary annuity -- if there is such a thing -- but ROI is impetus number one

September 30, 2016 at 7:25 PM

Adam Birenbaum: Each and every partner firm that has joined Focus has gone in with eyes wide open.

Why Focus Financial is risking it all -- including the advantages of privacy and private stock -- for a successful IPO

RIAs are perhaps being held in place by just those two elements, but with $1-billion valuation on the line, the liquidity event is taking on a life of its own

August 30, 2016 at 6:57 PM

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