2016 proved to be a record-setting year for RIA M&A deals and the pace shows no sign of slowing this year, according to research and consulting firm Echelon Partners.
“We anticipate a significant increase in advisers looking to drive inorganic growth through an M&A strategy," says Echelon CEO Dan Seivert.
What were some of last year's outstanding benchmarks and what are this year's prospects?
Echelon's inaugural RIA M&A DealBook reveals key metrics that will be of keen interest to both RIA buyers and sellers, including overall deal activity, transactions involving breakaways and billion dollar deals — and where those deals are actually taking place.
Click through to see for yourself.
All data comes from Echelon Partners analysis, the SEC's IARD website and company reports.