MKC Wealth acquires 2 corporations and £90m in AUA

Increasing wealth supervisor and Monetary Planner MKC Wealth has added £90m to its property below recommendation by buying Buxton-based Crescent Unbiased and the shopper base of Bury-based IFA Christine Brearley.

Each are being acquired for undisclosed sums.

Crescent Unbiased, previously an appointed consultant of the Tenet Group community, has £70m of AUA and advises 188 households.

Christine Brearley was an AR of PI Monetary and provides an additional £20m AUA and 50 households. 

Dominic Rose, chief govt of MKC Wealth, mentioned: “We have now a reasonably easy philosophy; our shoppers belief us to take care of their life financial savings and to plan for his or her (and their household’s) future. It is a large accountability that everybody in our crew totally appreciates and passionately cares about.

“Equally, enterprise house owners belief us to take care of their shoppers whom they’ve supported over a few years. Each of those transactions will facilitate the retirements for Steve, David and Christine whereas guaranteeing the shoppers are nicely cared for.”

Steve Penn and David Brookes, who arrange Crescent Unbiased from scratch in 2001 having labored collectively at Prudential, will be part of MKC Wealth on a consultancy foundation, for an preliminary six months, to help the handover.

They mentioned: “We constructed up our enterprise solely by phrase of mouth, initially advising non-public shoppers after which including a big variety of corporates. During the last 12 months we have now been planning a easy succession earlier than we retire.

“We have been launched to quite a few potential patrons and have been made profitable gives, however cash was not the principle think about our determination. We may have gotten a much bigger capital sum elsewhere however as MKC Wealth shares our ethos, professionalism and approachability this may make sure that shoppers will really feel comfy of their relationship with their new Monetary Planner.”

Christine Brearley has retired. She mentioned: “I requested Brian Hill of the Exit Partnership, who specialises in promoting the corporations of retiring advisers. I wished the very best match for my shoppers and never simply promote out to a serious nationwide agency, which might have been all too straightforward. Brian launched me to the crew at MKC Wealth for a easy and seamless transition.”  

The acquisition is MKC Wealth’s eighth of 2023.

In October MKC acquired Wimbledon Chartered Monetary Planning agency Holborn Monetary for an undisclosed sum. It now has 26 Monetary Planners and a complete crew of 90 throughout three workplaces with some £1.5bn of property below recommendation. It acquired the recommendation arm of the troubled Lighthouse group from Quilter in 2021.

MKC Wealth is backed by non-public fairness agency Cabot Sq. Capital which owns numerous companies together with Key Retirement Options.


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