7IM acquires £430m AUM Midlands Planner agency

Platform and funding supervisor 7IM has acquired Monetary Planning agency Eastcote Wealth Administration for an undisclosed sum.

Eastcote relies in Solihull within the West Midlands.

The deal will carry 12 Monetary Planners and £430m of property below administration together with 735 purchasers.

Beneath the phrases of the deal Eastcote will preserve its model and impartial funding proposition.

It is going to additionally retain its present administration crew led by John Ruddick, David Fleet, Jonathan Hearn, and Robert Kenyon. Founder Trevor Regulation will even proceed in his place as a advisor to the agency.

Mr Ruddick stated 7IM’s give attention to “long-term partnerships with purchasers” together with its scale and ambition is what attracted them to the agency.

The acquisition is 7IM’s second acquisition since being bought in September by majority proprietor funding belief Caledonia Investments to the Ontario Lecturers’ Pension Plan Board for £255m.

The agency snapped up £1bn AUM Monetary Planning agency Amicus Wealth in December.

Dean Proctor, CEO of 7IM stated that whereas strategic acquisitions will proceed to be a part of 7IM’s long-term progress technique, natural progress stays a key pillar of 7IM’s plans.

He stated: “Now we have had a presence in London and Edinburgh since our earliest days, however as a part of our dedication to serving to purchasers meet their monetary objectives by means of personalised and complete Monetary Planning, we wished to develop our footprint throughout key wealth centres within the UK. Having a base of operations within the Midlands felt like the following pure step, and Eastcote’s presence within the area will assist us broaden our attain to a brand new viewers.

“Whereas Eastcote is the third Monetary Planning agency we’ve acquired, 7IM’s method to M&A stays unchanged; we solely pursue alternatives the place we see real strategic worth for all events concerned. We stay dedicated to complementing our M&A exercise with robust natural progress plans to cement 7IM’s place as one of many main vertically built-in wealth managers within the UK.”

7IM was based in 2002 by seven “escapees” from the world of massive company finance who wished to “begin the type of organisation they’d like to speculate with themselves.”

The corporate has made a number of acquisitions lately together with Tcam Asset Administration in 2018 and in 2020 London-based Monetary Planning agency Companions Wealth Administration (PWM).

7IM now has greater than 550 workers in places of work in London, Solihull and Edinburgh managing greater than £24bn for purchasers, together with people and households, monetary advisers, corporates, charities and trustees.

Its proprietor, the Ontario Lecturers’ Pension Plan Board, is a world investor with roughly £145bn in internet property.


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