we are DIFFERENT
Industry Experts. PL Advisors is an independent M&A advisor to the asset and wealth management and asset servicing sectors. Our specialization means we truly understand the needs of our clients and take a differentiated approach with strategic advice underpinning our often unconventional views.
Global Perspectives. The global nature sector are refelected in our relationships and transaction experience.
Representing Leaders. Our clients are thought leaders in their sectors – our goal as advisors is to help them change the landscape of financial services.
Strategic M&A Advice Always
Obsessed with Strategy. We are an independent M&A advisory firm dedicated to advising the financial services sector globally. We partner with our clients to provide unbiased strategic and financial advice based on our transaction experience and deep understanding of their business. As an independent strategic advisor, we are free of conflicts and can focus on the long-term interests of our clients. Our specialization and expertise allows us to understand the strategic issues facing our clients,
and work to find solutions that serve their long-term interest.
Simplifying Complexity. We focus on high-growth, high-margin segments within the financial services industry including asset
management – asset servicing wealth management and related financial technology. We provide a complete range of corporate finance and M&A advisory services to both buyers and sellers. Our clients include large global institutions and independent
Sales and Divestitures
We provide targeted and customized advice to meet the strategic, financial and personal objectives of our clients. This can range from a one-on-one discussion to maximize fit and confidentiality to a sale process focused on achieving the highest price. Our clients are often successful entrepreneurs who are personally involved in their business and benefit from our experience and first-hand knowledge of potential buyers to guide them through complex financial and personal decisions. Our services include advice on valuation and strategic alternatives, negotiation of transaction terms and the coordination of the transaction process until closing.
Acquisitions and Buy-Outs
We represent both strategic and financial investors who are active in our target sectors. We assist our clients with due diligence, provide advice on valuation and structure and negotiate transaction terms. Our industry knowledge gives clients and edge in a competitive process both in arriving at the right decision and structuring a transaction that aligns the interest of the buyer and the employees of the acquired company. We are always mindful that it is better to lose a deal than to win one on terms that our client will later regret.
Fairness Opinions and Valuations
We provide valuations for companies or their owners who ok their business valued for any reason. Our valuations are done based on our due diligence with the hands-on and direct involvement of a partner. Our valuation work is based on our transaction experience and our proprietary transaction database. We have extensive experience with complex issues unique to our industry sectors, such as the valuation of incentive fee income streams. If requested, we provide advice and opinions to company boards and special committees.
In addition to our transaction services, we assist our clients in responding to strategic and business challenges which may involve capital structure, compensation and equity incentive design, ownership and management role transition, business strategy and joint ventures.
Kudu Makes a Minority Investment in Creation
PL Advisors advised Creation Investments on this transaction.
Charles Schwab Acquires Wasmer Schroeder
PL Advisors advised Wasmer Schroeder on its acquisition by Charles Schwab.
IQ-EQ Acquires Blue River Partners
PL Advisors advised Blue River Partners on its acquisition by IQ-EQ.
Apex Acquires Broadscope Fund Administrators
PL Advisors advised Broadscope Fund Administrators on its transaction with Apex Group.
Pacific Current Group Makes a Strategic Investment in Victory Park Capital
PL Advisors advised Victory Park Capital on its sale of a minority stake to Pacific Current Group.
Dyal Capital Partners Acquires a Significant Stake in Atalaya Capital Management
PL Advisors advised Atalaya Capital Management on its sale of a minority stake to Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman.
Mount Lucas Management Repurchases AMG’s Equity Interest
PL Advisors advised Mount Lucas Management on its management buyout of AMG’s equity interest in the firm.
MUFG Investor Services Acquires Capital Analytics From Neuberger Berman
PL Advisors served as an advisor to MUFG Investor Services in its acquisition of Capital Analytics, the fund administration subsidiary of Neuberger Berman.