Echelon’s latest merger and acquisition research finds U.S. private equity firms and strategic acquirers are pivoting their attention overseas as the competition for assets and talent heats up.
A majority of advisers reached as part of a recurring Nationwide survey increasingly expect merger and acquisition activity to have a positive impact on their practices.
A total of 55 Ellwood employees, including 46 consultants, will be joining CAPTRUST, including a seasoned team of investment consultants.
Doug Prince will continue to serve as CEO of ProCourse after the acquisition, with the entire team of 13 remaining in the Carmel, Indiana, location.
Despite winning regulatory approval of the combination from the European Commission, Aon and Willis Towers Watson have reached an impasse with the U.S. Department of Justice, says Aon CEO Greg Case.
Empower will acquire Prudential’s DC, DB, non-qualified and rollover IRA business, in addition to its stable value and separate account investment products and platforms.
Over the past decade, the universe of retirement plan recordkeepers has contracted from about 400 to approximately 150, with no signs of slowing. Experts say one lesson learned in this time is that not all scale is created equal.
Even after years of accelerated consolidation of retirement plan advisory and wealth management firms, the pace of mergers and acquisitions is not letting up one bit.
The firm also intends to sell the Aon Retiree Health Exchange business to Alight, at least in part to head off potential antitrust concerns associated with its ongoing merger with Willis Towers Watson.
As part of the agreement, OneDigital Investment Advisors will assume responsibility for advising approximately $6 billion in assets held by over 200,000 American workers.
The rapid pace of retirement plan adviser acquisitions continues, with more and more well-established firms joining up with large national aggregators.
When it comes to succession planning amid record-setting merger and acquisition activity, understanding the different partnership opportunities emerging in the marketplace is essential to maximizing a firm’s equity value.
Ascensus CEO David Musto says the goal of the deal is not for his firm to radically shift its strategy or change its approach to doing business; instead, the transaction is about scale, resources and knowledge-sharing.
The deal adds to 2021’s record-setting pace for adviser industry mergers and acquisitions, while underscoring the emerging competitive pressures facing even sizable independent firms.
While there is still a learning curve when it comes to advisers understanding their role in the pooled employer plan marketplace, providers entering the space say the future is bright.