MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Buyers and sellers are gearing up for a busy year for deals as private equity buyers come off the sidelines, attracted by the strong-growth business and “strong” valuations.

“Buyers are still attracted to wealth management,” said Elizabeth Nesvold, managing partner at Silver Lane Advisors, a prominent New York investment banking firm, speaking at the MarketCounsel Summit. “They see the average RIA growing at 15% plus in a minimally capital intensive business, and baby boomer demographics driving the need for financial and estate planning advice.” 

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