What is your engagement model?
Gladstone works on a “soft- retainer” basis with our clients ensuring discretion, intense focus, and complete alignment, with a reasonable Success Fee only upon completion.
What do your typical clients look like?
Sell-side clients are typically RIAs in the $2M- $50M revenue range ($200M-multi$Billion AUM); Buy-side clients are typically $1Billion AUM on up including Serial Acquirers; Mega-RIAs; Banks; Employee Benefits/Insurance/CPA firms; Asset Managers and Private Equity firms. Enterprise clients range up to Global Large Cap financial services entities.
What sectors do you serve?
Independent wealth and investment management firms encompassing RIA's; Hybrids; Independent Broker- Dealers; Asset Managers; Insurance Companies and Banks.
How do you value firms?
Gladstone utilizes a proprietary methodology which is based on discounted cash flow modeling supported by our vast private transaction database and analytic modeling, augmented by market factors and Premium/Discount Drivers and KPIs exclusively relevant to the independent RIA Wealth & Investment Management space.
What services do you provide?
Highly personalized and customized support for firms that are contemplating buying, selling or merging; strategic corporate planning including Valuations, Executive Search, and Strategic Growth Advisory.
What geographic markets do you serve?
Gladstone is based in Philadelphia but services clients nationally.
How can I get started?
A confidential, no-charge phone consultation will get you on your way; and Gladstone offers a Readiness Suite for clients in the beginning stages of a transaction as a helpful scorecard for launch.