Bigger appears to be better when it comes to RIA mergers and acquisitions.

Large RIAs managing between $1 billion and $5 billion in assets sold in record numbers during the first quarter of the year, according to the Nuveen/DeVoe & Co. RIA Deal Book. While this segment usually accounts for 11% of total M&A transactions, to date it has comprised 21% of the transactions, nearly double the average.

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