Mergers & Acquisitions

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    Will the LearnVest-Northwestern Mutual deal lead to a culture clash?

    Learnvest-Northwestern deal bodes well for fin tech firms, robos, but it's uncertain whether the financial planning service can maintain its indie culture.

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    $6 billion RIA Mercer sold in PE deal

    Genstar Capital is buying Mercer Global Advisors, a large Santa Barbara, Calif., RIA, from former PE owners Lovell Minnick Partners. Plus: The latest ranking of fee-only RIAs by AUM

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    Royal Alliance acquires small independent B-D

    Formerly known as First Midwest Securities, the IBD has 33 advisers and $600 million under management.

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    RCAP closes another independent B-D deal

    Completes purchase of Girard Securities, the second independent broker-dealer acquisition in as many weeks

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    The robo-fication of RIA deal making

    Deal making will undergo a change fueled by new technology but the most powerful approach will integrate technology and human consulting.

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    RCAP back on acquisition trail

    RCS Capital Corp. resumed building out its retail broker-dealer network Thursday, announcing it had closed on its acquisition of VSR Financial Services Inc., a mid-sized independent broker-dealer known for selling alternative investments.

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    LPL adds 50 reps and advisers to banking channel

    IBD inks deal with Southwest financial services company Zions Bancorporation, adding 50 reps and advisers.

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    Big Boston RIA Colony Group strikes again

    Firm surpasses $5 billion in AUM in latest deal for $1.2 billion CapGroup Advisors.

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    Is there a bubble in RIA prices?

    As prices soar, some consolidators back away from acquisitions, citing cost of capital.

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    Envestnet acquires tech company Upside

    Outsourced investing platform will use Upside's portal for financial planning and investment management in effort to keep advisers ahead of robo trend.

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    LPL shakes up Fortigent HNW consulting group

    Once restructuring is completed, the company expects $3 million in annual savings after taking $9 million charge to move Fortigent unit to corporate headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.

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    Stifel to acquire Sterne Agee for $150 million

    $150 million acquisition adds about 730 advisers and independent reps managing more than $20 billion in client assets to the St. Louis firm run by Ron Kruszewski.

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    ETF outdoes hedge funds in the M&A game

    In trying to capitalize on the news of mergers and acquisitions, hedge funds are being outdone by an exchange-traded fund clone.

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    Stifel deal for Sterne Agee would beef up IBD ranks

    A potential acquisition of Sterne Agee Group Inc. by Stifel Financial Corp. would greatly bolster Stifel's presence in the independent broker-dealer industry.Stifel has 1,943 employee reps and advisers in the in the traditional employee model of retail brokerage, but only 188 in the independent

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    Stifel in talks to acquire Sterne Agee

    A deal, which would combine two of the biggest U.S. brokerages outside of New York, could be announced within days, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.