Fee-Based 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 fee-based financial advisor mergers & acquistions. While this topic has become quite popular throughout the fee-based financial 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 fee-based financial advisory firm, this research should be a useful reference. This research topic is one in Tiburon's series of Financial Advisor Mergers & Acquisitions topics. Furthermore, this research compliments Tiburon's Financial Advisor Succession Planning and Fnancial 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.

This research summarizes the market growth in fee-based financial advisor mergers & acquisitions, and highlights the leading fee-based financial advisor acquirers.

And this research makes several predictions, including:

    • Number of Independent Advisor Mergers & Acquisitions to Increase Substantially
    • Four Types of Acquirers (Financial Advisor Aggregators; Strategic Buyers; Competitors; & Employees) to Continue to Dominate
    • New Group of Independent Advisor Aggregators to Succeed
    • Strategic Buyers (CPA Firms & Banks) to Return
    • Mid-Tier Independent Advisors to Capitalize on Fill-In Opportunities
    • Hybrid Advisors to Become Leading Acquisition Targets

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