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If Focus Financial has an IPO, the vultures may feast first, best.

Report: Focus Financial is preparing SEC paperwork for its initial public offering -- but is it jumping the gun?
With $325 million in revenues, the jumbo New York roll-up seeks to assuage a host of liquidity challenges

Tuesday 7.7.15
Mike Norton: They need new sources of revenue -- especially recurring revenue.

Bankers show muted confidence in competing with RIAs, Fidelity study shows
The projections from the most optimistic set of bankers predicts sub-5% growth annually, even on steep part of growth curve

Thursday 3.6.14
Ed Friedman started at Morgan Stanley in 1985 as an advisor and made his name in a blizzard in Watertown, N.Y.

Dynasty Financial Partners drops its passive-referral strategy and hires a ex-HighTower talent to engineer proactivity
Ed Friedman, once at Elliot Weissbluth's left hand, becomes right-hand man of Shirl Penney after two years of cooling his heels after departure from HighTower

Tuesday 12.3.13
Todd Morgan: It wasn't our fault it didn't work out the first time. We would have preferred to stay.

How 3 wealth managers at Goldman Sachs parlayed a $1 billion book of business into a $125-million payday -- after doing it once before for $217 million
Todd Morgan sold his practice to State Street the first time, bought it back and is now selling to an entity partially owned by the National Bank of Canada

Thursday 9.5.13
Rudy Adolf: The partners and management gave up their majority ownership. It is not an issue whatsoever.

Partners at Focus Financial check their egos at the door to secure $216 million of hard cash
Polaris, Summit and CEO Rudy Adolf sell a portion of their stake in the big aggregator to Centerbridge Capital Partners -- and it puts them in a minority position for the first time

Tuesday 7.16.13
Loren Starr: It really was not something that we were out looking for -- to sell the business.

What's up with Invesco offloading its $20-billion RIA/trust firm to a Canadian bank -- and at a bargain price?
Post-Morgan Stanley deal, the institutionally-minded fund company is becoming a player in retail asset management -- making Atlantic Trust less of a core holding

Wednesday 4.17.13
Jon Beatty says many advisors are still more fixated on tending to nervous clients than doing deals.

The RIA M&A market stumbled in 2012, but giants were not deterred, Schwab end-of-year data shows
M&A activity still sickly slow by some reckonings, but harbingers of mating activity abound

Monday 1.28.13
Haley Rockwell: It didn't make sense to structure it as an acquisition, because I want to grow with the business.

How three small firms backed with big-time M&A muscle brought in $450 million with strategic buys
There are vivid back stories behind each Focus-owned firm's deal; taken together they could show the way forward for the aggregator model

Thursday 1.24.13
Colleen Lindstrom: I typically gather and review a significant amount of data and input before making a decision.

Why it took Rudy Adolf seven years to win an elusive $1.5-billion RIA to cap a $14-billion-asset year
The $60-billion-AUA firm has its mojo back as it brings on a woman-run firm with a 49-state presence

Thursday 1.10.13
Bernie Clark: It's highly unlikely you'll see a five-year program. We'll continue to morph.

Schwab is creating an RIA MBA-equivalent to grease the skids of internal succession -- and internships to build an RIA worker-bee talent grab pile
One area of weakness for RIAs is finding the resources, time and expertise to train people, and Schwab is addressing the need

Thursday 11.15.12
Mark Sear says that referring clients to outside lenders was not working well for his firm.

First Republic pays a staggering sum for Luminous Capital, sources say, and shifts the breakaway and M&A games in the bargain
Recruiters are getting renewed interest from big wirehouse teams and the $125 million deal shows that breakaway brokers can realize big enterprise value in short order

Thursday 11.8.12
Rudy Adolf: This is going to be a platform for smaller RIAs to join and also for brokers in the Chicago market.

Focus Financial gets its first beachhead in HighTower's backyard -- buying an exhibit-A organic-growth RIA with a hankering to go inorganic
Vestor Capital was born in the 1980s as an accounting firm with a dream, and now Brian Baker wants more

Friday 10.12.12
Michael Nathanson promised deals -- and quickly delivered.

Mintz Levin sells its $1.2 billion RIA, and Focus Financial nabs the assets through a partner firm
In an all-Boston deal, The Colony Group becomes a $2.5 billion behemoth only months after hooking up with the big New York consolidator

Thursday 5.31.12
Rudy Adolf has made Focus Financial a giant among buyers, but now it may be looking for its own buyer.

Summit Partners is reportedly shopping around its stake in Focus Financial
Focus has wheeled and dealed this year with acquisitions and big lines of credit -- now this

Thursday 5.24.12
Ric Edelman: We are very actively seeking a buyer who will provide a better offer than Lee.

Ric Edelman strikes a private-equity deal that subtracts $2 million in expenses -- now let the after-bidding begin
Edelman Financial prepares to marry Lee Equity, but it's also open to a better offer

Tuesday 4.17.12
Roger Hewins: We're all pretty upset about it.

Two accounting firms abandon merger talks leaving giant Schwab RIA surprised and crestfallen
Wipfli and Eide Bailly suddenly quit the field leaving industry observers -- not to mention Hewins Financial -- wondering why

Wednesday 2.29.12




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