SUCCESSION EXCEEDS £5.5 BILLION FUNDS UNDER MANAGEMENT

Succession, a leading independent integrated wealth manager and investment platform business, announces continued growth in 2017.

2017 highlights

  • Funds under management have risen to £5.6bn.  A compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34% since the formation of advisory business, Succession Group, in January 2014.
  • Run-rate revenues have reached £55m per annum.
  • Year-on-year double-digit increase in operating margin growth achieved.
  • Continuation of the proven and successful acquisition strategy.  Nine firms have already been acquired in 2017.• Ongoing investment in client-facing and management teams, technology and infrastructure.   Employee headcount has increased by 16% to over 470 in 2017, with three additional regional offices established to support the business’s continued expansion.
  • Succession now has 143 qualified financial advisers providing clients with a bespoke wealth management solution, using its five-step wealth planning process.
  • IFA businesses continue to join Succession’s affiliated membership.

Ray Pierce, Executive Chairman, Succession Holdings Ltd, commented:

“Succession has achieved outstanding H1 2017 performance following its excellent financial results in 2016.  With the support of our committed shareholders, we continue to execute our long-term strategy of creating the UK’s largest privately-owned wealth management business.

Succession’s experienced management team has a track record of delivering long term value for employees and shareholders, with strong year-on-year growth and operational efficiency improvements. Increased turnover and trading margins demonstrate the continued appeal of Succession’s unique proposition for clients, advisers and high performing IFA business owners, as the appetite for professional wealth planning advice and wealth management services increases.

Previous years’ investment in building a sustainable business has resulted in an above 10% increase in organic revenue growth as Succession continues to scale.

The strong momentum established in 2016 has continued through the first half of 2017.  Succession’s unique consolidation model provides a healthy pipeline of future acquisitions, and we are confident in our ability to deliver sustained and profitable growth.”

Audited accounts for the year ended 31 December 2016 illustrate Succession’s record of accelerating growth. Operating Profit before goodwill and intangible asset amortisation in the year increased by 69% to £2.3 million (2015: £1.3 million) reflecting underlying economies of scale and the improved operating performance of the business. Turnover increased by 49% to £36.3 million (2015:  £24.5 million).