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Monday 17 January, 2022

Tavistock Investment

Acquisition of Morgan Financial Group Holdings Ltd

RNS Number : 5343Y
Tavistock Investments PLC
17 January 2022
 

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Tavistock Investments Plc

("Tavistock" or the "Company")

Acquisition of Morgan Financial Group Holdings Limited

 

 

 

17 January 2022

 

Tavistock (AIM:TAVI) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Morgan Financial Group Holdings Limited ("Morgans"), an independent financial advisory group with offices in Bath and Cheltenham. Morgans has two wholly owned subsidiaries, Morgan Financial Group Limited and Morgans Limited, the latter of which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (the "FCA").

 

Completion of the acquisition is conditional upon Tavistock's receipt of change in control approval from the FCA and upon there being no material adverse change in Morgans' financial standing prior to completion.  

 

Tavistock has agreed to acquire Morgans for a total cash consideration of £3.7 million, from Corimar Asset Management Fund LP. £3.1 million of the consideration will be paid upon completion and £0.6 million will be paid on a date that is twelve months after completion.  

 

Morgans was established in 1992 as a provider of financial planning and consultancy services to private and corporate clients. Morgans employs 10 financial advisers and has over 1,500 clients with an estimated £500 million of assets under advice.  Morgans' unaudited accounts for the financial year ended 30 April 2021 show that the group achieved gross revenues of £2.3 million, reported EBITDA of £0.3 million, had gross assets of £1.0 million and net assets of £0.8 million.

 

Steve Thorrington, Morgan's Managing Director, said ; "We look forward to joining a much larger, well resourced group and to working with Tavistock's management team to expand the Morgans business."

 

Brian Raven, Tavistock's Chief Executive, said ; "We are pleased to welcome Morgans into the Tavistock Investments group and look forward to working with Steve and his team to improve Morgans' operational efficiency and accelerate its commercial development."

 

For further information:

 

Tavistock Investments Plc

Oliver Cooke

Brian Raven

 

Tel: 01753 867000

Allenby Capital Limited

(Nominated adviser and broker)

Corporate Finance:

Nick Naylor, Liz Kirchner, Freddie Wooding

Sales and Corporate Broking:

Tony Quirke

 

Tel: 020 3328 5656

Powerscourt

Gilly Lock

Chloe Retief

 

Tel: 07711 380 007

  020 7250 1446

  About Tavistock Investments Plc

 

Tavistock Investments Plc is an AIM listed financial services group that has over 175 advisers across the UK helping 40,000+ clients look after more than £4 billon of investments. The Company was established in 2013.

 

Tavistock's advisory business operates throughout the UK. The Tavistock Partners network supports over 130 Registered Individuals (IFAs), providing compliance, administration, technology, training and accounting services. The Tavistock Partnership is a network that does the same for 30 Appointed Representative firms. Tavistock Private Client provides wealth management and financial planning to high-net-worth individuals.

 

The Tavistock Platform, launched in 2020, provides a low-cost platform service to the Group's advisory and investment clients.

 

Tavistock Asset Management ("TAM") markets the Group's centralised investment proposition, both the ACUMEN UCITS funds and the Group's Model Portfolio Service ("MPS"). In June 2021 the Company announced its entry into a ten-year strategic partnership with Titan Wealth Holdings Limited ("Titan Wealth"). Tavistock acts as Titan Wealth's retail distribution partner. TAM retains Titan Wealth as investment manager for the MPS.

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