Directly Authorised IFA business looking to acquire firms with as little as ?£5m FuM to ?£500m FuM across England

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Directly Authorised IFA business looking to acquire firms with as little as 5m FuM to 500m FuM across England Acquisitions
Reference ID: 1615
  • Salary/OTEGenerally a multiple of 3.5x to 4x of ongoing fee income.
  • Vacancy LocationNationwide
  • RemunerationSelf-Employed
  • RegionNationwide
Job description

Are you a Financial Adviser looking to retire or exit from Financial Services with as little as £5m FuM to £500m FuM?

The Company

Our client company was established in 2016 with head offices based in Liverpool and London however have acquired a series of IFA firms across the UK with local presence in Scotland, Sheffield, Bristol and others. They have grown their FuM to £420m with over £2m of recurring income. They currently employ 13 Advisers, and 5 Administrators plus outsource their Paraplanning to an external company.  

The company are directly authorised offering independent financial advice. The company are in the process of setting up a centralised investment proposition, but deals will not be contingent on moving acquired clients to their CIP and they will retain current charging structures.

Therefore, with open architecture this will enable clients to stay invested on existing investment mandates

The firm have strong financials as well as private equity funding.

They have a track record of previous acquisitions, where they have developed a tried and tested model of integrating clients with the support of the vendor who will meet or call the clients as part of the handover. They can put you in touch with vendors for testimonials.  

Option – Sell and Go

This is ideal if:

  • You are considering retirement
  • You want a fair and highly competitive price for your client bank
  • You would like a structured, simple handover that is sensitive to your clients
  • You only want to deal with a financially sound and reputable Independent Financial Advisory firm
  • You want your clients to be looked after by local IFAs


Generally a multiple of 3.5x to 4x of ongoing fee income.

Typical deal structure of 50% upfront on completion, plus remaining 50% when clients have been repapered – generally within 6 to 12 months from completion!


  • Independent Financial Advice
  • Open architecture to leave clients on existing mandates
  • Deals are non-contingent to moving clients to centralised investment proposition
  • Honour existing charging structures during the deferred buyout period
  • Tried and tested acquisition model which will enable smooth transition of clients to maximise retention
  • Happy with both share and asset purchases


  • Will consider deals from £5m FuM to £500m FuM
  • No Minimum average holdings per household
  • Clean compliance record with no / few upheld complaints
  • Preference for asset purchases, however will consider share purchases



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