Waverly Advisors, a Birmingham, Ala.-based registered funding advisor that entered the M&A market in 2021, has acquired StrategIQ Monetary Group, a wealth administration agency headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. This represents Waverly’s largest deal since starting on its acquistion course, including $1.5 billion in belongings underneath administration. The deal additionally provides Waverly new places of work in Illinois and Indiana.
Phrases weren’t disclosed.
Waverly has accomplished 11 acquisitions since taking fairness investments from Wealth Companions Capital Group, a monetary providers holding firm that invests in wealth administration corporations, and HGGC’s Aspire Holdings platform. The newest transaction brings its complete AUM to $9.8 billion.
“Waverly’s partnership with StrategIQ represents a considerable milestone for the agency because it approaches the $10 billion AUM threshold,” stated Mac Selverian, WPCG Principal, in a press release. “2023 has been a very profitable yr for Waverly, with seven acquisitions accomplished throughout seven states, and we begin 2024 with this excellent partnership.”
StrategIQ was based in 1996 by CEO Chad Hassinger and three different advisors. The agency now has a staff of greater than 20 advisors, shopper service associates, funding analysts and operations staff members. Along with its Merrillville headquarters, it additionally has places of work within the higher Chicago space, and Northwest and Central Indiana.
Waverly was based in 1999, and now encompasses 18 places of work throughout the U.S., and over 130 professionals.