Of all the topics we cover in RIA Valuation Insights, the most popular concerns what an investment management firm is actually worth. As a consequence, we thought it would be worthwhile to offer a webinar on the topic, and are planning to do so on Tuesday, October 3.
RIA Valuation Insights
A weekly update on issues important to the Asset Management industry
This week we’re sharing some recent media on trends in asset management and the outlook for M&A activity. Most industry observers foresee an uptick in asset manager deal-making as rising costs, asset outflows, and a heightened interest from consolidators incent many firms to pull the trigger on a sale or business combination with another RIA.
If you’re considering an offer for your firm that includes earn-out consideration, think about having some independent analysis done on the offer to see what it might ultimately be worth to you. If you’re working the buy-side, prepare to spend lots of time fine-tuning the earn-out agreement—you won’t get credit if things go well for the seller, but you will get blamed if it doesn’t.
We continue the discussion of earn-outs in the RIA industry. While there is no one set of rules for structuring an earn-out, there are a few conceptual issues that can help anchor the negotiation. We list five in this week’s post.
This blog kicks off a series which we’ll ultimately condense into a whitepaper to explore and maybe demystify some of the issues surrounding earn-outs in RIA transactions. If nothing else, earn-outs make for great stories.
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