April 8, 2013
Increase in RIA to RIA Transactions Buoy the M&A Space and Point to Growing Confidence in the Market
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Pershing Advisor Solutions LLC, a BNY Mellon company, today announced the release of a report analyzing deal-making activity among registered investment advisors (RIAs). Real Deals Trend Report: The Powerful Potential of the RIA to RIA Deal, found that despite unfavorable deal-making conditions, 37 percent of all deals in 2012 consisted of an RIA entering into a "one-off" transaction with another RIA or an RIA making a series of acquisitions. These types of deals were typically driven by a desire to gain one of four strategic objectives: achieve economies of scale, access a new geographic or segment market, bring in new skills and experience, or enable a succession in ownership.
"The biggest trend in M&A is same-model marriages— RIAs rolling into other RIAs instead of into consolidators," said Mark Tibergien, chief executive officer of Pershing Advisor Solutions. "Three big reasons why this will be a boon— the economics of these deals, the economies of scale that they create and the doors these opportunities open to all."
The Real Deals Trend Report offers strategic advice and key considerations to achieve synergies and create competitive advantages through RIA to RIA transactions, including:
"The rewards linked to transacting with another RIA are compelling," Tibergien added. "If done right, advisory firms can become more competitive, enhance profitability, accelerate growth and increase flexibility related to ownership succession. However, owners must be meticulous in their planning in order for this type of deal to yield rewards. In general, the greater the upfront investment in deliberate planning, the greater return you deliver to shareholders."
The Real Deals Trend Report: The Powerful Potential of the RIA to RIA Deal, produced in conjunction with FA Insight, an independent research and consulting firm, contains insights gleaned from a proprietary database of all publicly known major deals announced since 2000. The report is also based on interviews conducted with transaction participants, including buyers and sellers of firms and industry investment bankers. The report is the fifth in a series of reports published by Pershing since 2006.
About Pershing Advisor Solutions
Pershing Advisor Solutions LLC (member FINRA/SIPC) is an affiliate of Pershing LLC and a leading provider of financial business solutions to independent, fee-based registered investment advisors and dually-registered advisors working in conjunction with many of Pershing LLC's introducing broker-dealer customers.
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