Valuations for IFA businesses drop

The valuation of independent financial advice businesses has dropped from an average of 4 times recurring income in 2022 to 3.3 times recurring income for the first quarter of 2024, according to a new study.


Fintel invests £3m in Mortgage Brain and ifaDASH

Fintech and adviser support services firm Fintel, owner of SimplyBiz and Defaqto, has invested £1.5m in Mortgage Brain and acquired 70% of fintech ifaDASH for up to £1.5m.


Fairstone completes acquisition of £110m AUM IFA

North East-based Chartered Financial Planning-focused wealth manager Fairstone has completed the acquisition of £110m AUM Nottingham IFA James Ryan Thornhill three years after first announcing the deal in June 2021.


7IM acquires £430m AUM Midlands Planner firm

Platform and investment manager 7IM has acquired Financial Planning firm Eastcote Wealth Management for an undisclosed sum.

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