Press Release 13th June 2016 – MAZE WEALTH ACQUIRED BY SUCCESSION FOR £1.2M

Succession has completed another acquisition, buying Beckenham-based Maze Wealth for a total consideration of £1.2million.Maze Wealth began working with Succession in 2013 with a clear agenda to grow the capital value of its business.  It specialises in wealth management for senior executives and partners and has £40million of funds under management.

Succession Group Chief Executive Simon Chamberlain said:  “Ambitious IFA and wealth management firms, like Maze Wealth, join Succession with a clear agenda to build value and capital into already high-performing business models.”

Mr Chamberlain continued:  “In our experience it is what happens post-acquisition that counts, and our unique approach to acquisition and rapid integration provides a clear sense of continuity for clients and staff.”

Maze Wealth founder Dhan Sharma said:  “There will be no nasty surprises for Maze clients as Succession is the only acquirer that doesn’t expect business owners to abandon their commitment to independence. Succession’s continued investment in people, technology and infrastructure is a compelling proposition for advice firms looking to springboard to the next level.”

Mr Sharma continued:  “Clients have already experienced very real benefits of our membership of Succession.  We joined three years ago, and the targeted client propositions, attractive pricing, financial planning tools and integrated technology ensure we deliver a premium wealth planning experience.”He added:  “Many business owners describe their business as their pension.  While I have no plans to retire yet, this acquisition has de-risked my pension planning by delivering an attractive capital event now and secured the medium and long-term future for clients and staff, while enabling me to continue to do the job I love.”

Succession plans to acquire 50 of the best firms from its 80+-strong membership by the end of 2017.