Are you a large IFA firm with significant Funds under Management seeking buyout terms of 7 to 8 times EBITDA?

Our newly formed client’s goal

Our client, whose board consists of leading industry names is seeking to establish a Hub and Spoke IFA acquisition model to achieve £1bn of Funds under Management. Their short-term goal is to acquire its first IFA in the next three-to-six months with ideally £500m of FuM (minimum £300m).

The company is similarly seeking to grow additional spokes to attach to its initial hub through acquisitions of IFA firms with minimum £100m FuM

This IFA Acquisition deal is for you if:

  • You either have over £100m FuM or c£300m – £500m FuM (both amounts will be handled differently)
  • You want to achieve a high EBITDA multiple of circa 7 to 8 times or circa 3.5 times recurring income
  • The option to increase your earnout by integrating other acquisitions appeals to you
  • You want a high percentage upfront payment of up to 60% with the remaining 40% in deferred payments over 3 – 4 years
  • You only want to exit to a firm whose board has over 100 years in combined experience in various sectors such as financial planning, asset management and law
  • Due diligence will be conducted by some of the world’s best – Shipleys LLP and KMPG
  • You want to stay on for between 1 – 3 years to be part of the transition process
  • Remaining fully independent is important to you, your staff and your clients
  • Your clients would like to have undisturbed existing investment mandates and adviser charges during the initial couple of years whilst building new adviser relationships and only moving to a new investment platform if in the client’s best interest to do so
  • Your firm has discretionary powers, however this is not essential

The Acquiring Company:

  • Has a board of directors with over 110 years combined professional experience
    • CEO holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Investments
    • Non-Executive Chairman is the Managing Partner of a prominent financial services firm
    • Non-Executive Directors include: CEO of a leading law firm, experienced city portfolio manager, compliance expert and established wealth manager
  • Working with external professionals from KPMG, Shipleys and Fieldfisher for reputable and trustworthy due diligence
  • Is driven to innovate, achieving superior portfolio management through in-house fund management and utilising modern fintech techniques
  • Very goal orientated and focused on sustainable growth by promoting ethics, innovation, and superior portfolio management
  • Raising capital through its board and external private equity and debt partners to achieve substantial growth through acquisitions of suitable IFA businesses in creating a company with £1bn Funds under Management

Call us now on 0208 0044 162 to discuss this further

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