Wealth Management Firm Acquisitions:
The Ongoing Consolidation of Wealth Management Firms

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Date Published: February 22, 2023
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The purpose of this research is to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of the ongoing consolidation taking place amongst wealth management firms. Glass Steagall fell in 1999 and the financial services industry picked up its mergers & acquisitions trend, with brokerage firms and investment management firms being popular acquisition targets. This research is part of Tiburon's broader coverage of financial services industry mergers & acquistions.

This research addresses wealth management firm mergers & acquisitions variables & valuation metrics, as well as the leading acquisitions, and the leading acquirors.

This research defines distinct wealth management firm mergers & acquistions market segments, including:
  • Brokerage Firms
    • Full-Service Brokerage Firms
    • Independent Broker/Dealers
    • Discount & Online Brokerage Firms
  • Independent Advisors
    • Fee-Based Financial Advisors (RIAs)
    • Retirement Plan Advisors
    • Independent Reps
And this research makes several future predictions for wealth management firm mergers & acquistions, including:
  • Substantial Growth in Wealth Management Firm Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Fastest Growth in Independent Advisor Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Moderate Growth in Transaction Values, with Fee-Based Financial Advisors (RIAs) Earning the Highest Multiples
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