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    Glut of IBDs for sale creating a buyer's market, putting pressure on prices

    Black Friday sales come early for buyers of independent broker-dealers as a slew of available firms puts pressure on prices.

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    AIG Advisor Group on the block

    One of the largest networks of independent broker-dealers in the country recently hired a law firm, which in turn will select an investment bank to begin discussions with interested buyers, according to two sources with knowledge of the company's moves.

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    Merrill team with $2.9 billion joins Raymond James

    Five advisers in New York bail on Merrill Lynch, the second multibillion-dollar wirehouse team to join RJ in the last five months.

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    Aspiriant to add $570 million San Diego RIA to its ranks

    Additional deals expected as $9 billion firm is primed for growth, CEO says.

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    CEO Roth to advisers: Cetera has six potential suitors

    A deal to sell the broker-dealer outright or to attract a large private equity investor is anticipated by year-end.

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    United Capital adds two firms and more than $1.5B in assets

    United Capital Financial Advisers announced Monday it was adding more than $1.5 billion in assets through two acquisitions.The first, PSA Insurance & Financial Services of Hunt Valley, Md., has a retirement plans practice with $1.1 billion in assets under advisement and a wealth management practice

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    Stifel CEO wants better results from Sterne Agee's independent B-D business

    CEO Ron Kruszewski says margins were lower in the wealth management group because of its recent acquisition's independent advisers.

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    John Hancock acquiring 1,100 Transamerica advisers

    John Hancock Financial Network plans to acquire up to 1,100 advisers from Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc., representing roughly one-quarter of those currently affiliated with Transamerica.

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    Carl Icahn calls for AIG to split itself up into three companies

    The billionaire activist investor said busting up conglomerate would limit regulation, which he calls a 'tax on size.'

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    Wells Fargo and Credit Suisse strike recruiting deal for 250 advisers

    Wells Fargo & Co. and Credit Suisse have struck a deal for Wells to recruit close to 250 advisers currently under the roof of Credit Suisse's U.S. private bank.

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    Raymond James in talks to buy Deutsche Bank's private-client brokerage

    Raymond James Financial Inc. is in talks to buy Deutsche Bank's U.S. private-client brokerage, according to people briefed on the matter. The business has about 250 advisers.

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    H.D. Vest to be acquired by Internet company Blucora for $580 million

    Internet company Blucora pays whopping premium to align the independent broker-dealer with one of its current businesses, TaxACT.

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    It's not too late to hitch a ride on the tech-sector consolidation wave

    It's not too late to hitch a ride on the tech-sector consolidation wave Record-setting Dell-EMC deal is just the beginning Oct 13, 2015 @ 12:24 pm By Jeff Benjamin + Zoom Don't be too hard on yourself if you were caught flat-footed by Dell's record-setting $67 billion acquisition of EMC. Deal flow

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    Edelman Financial Services to be acquired by Hellman & Friedman

    Hellman & Friedman will take majority stake in financial planning firm; founder and CEO Ric Edelman remains largest individual shareholder.

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    LPL faces reckoning from activist investor

    With giant broker-dealer's stock down 25% from its high last year, experts say Marcato could push for major changes.