Financial Advisor Mergers & Acquisitions:
Annual & Cumulative Transactions & Transaction Values

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Date Published: October 24, 2016
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The purpose of this research is to provide readers with a detailed understanding of recent financial advisor mergers & acquistions. While this topic has become quite popular throughout the independent investment advisor industry, little reliable and consistent market data exists because many transactions take place between related parties and/or acquirers do not disclose the terms of their transactions. That said, similar trends have played out across other financial advisor markets with more public data, including amongst insurance agents & third-party administrators, CPA & law firms, and even real estate agents & mortgage brokers. As a result, Tiburon’s primary objective is to summarize a common set of facts for all market participants. If your firm is for sale or if you are seeking to acquire a financial advisory firm, this research should be a useful reference. This research compliments Tiburon's Financial Advisor Succession Planning and Financial Advisor Sale Process research. Tiburon's Financial Advisor Succession Planning research provides a step-by-step plan for planning for succession. Tiburon's Financial Advisor Sale Process research provides a step-by-step plan for selling an advisory firm. These three topics together support Tiburon's Financial Advisor Succession Planning & Acquisitions research. Other Tiburon research topics address retail bank, insurance company, brokerage firm, & investment management firm mergers & acquistions.

This research addresses historical phases, including:

  • Early Phase
  • Middle Phase
  • Recent Phase

This research addresses several financial advisor market segments, including:

  • Independent Advisors
    • Fee-Based Financial Advisors
    • Independent Reps
  • Insurance Agents & Third-Party Administrators
    • Insurance Agents
    • Third-Party Administrators
  • CPA & Law Firms
    • CPA Firms
    • Law Firms
  • Real Estate Agents & Mortage Brokers
    • Real Estate Agents
    • Mortgage Brokers

And this research makes several predictions, including:

  • Number of Financial Advisor Mergers & Acquisitions to Increase Substantially
  • Fee-Based Financial Advisors to Remain Leading Acquisition Targets
  • Secondary Market for Wirehouse & Other Captive Broker Businesses to Further Develop

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