LONDON, UK: Tatton Asset Management (TAM), the investment management and IFA support services group, announced the acquisition of £650m Verbatim funds for a cash consideration of up to £5.8m and a long-term strategic distribution partnership with Fintel plc, a leading provider of fintech and support services to the UK retail financial services sector.
The transaction supports the Group’s strategy to grow assets under management (AUM) through both acquisition and through strategic partnerships that extend its distribution channels facilitating further organic growth.
The five-year strategic distribution partnership with Fintel plc provides access to over 3,800 new financial intermediary firms and its 6,000 Defaqto users, significantly enhancing the reach and distribution to further contribute to the organic growth of AUM.
Commenting on the transaction and partnership Paul Hogarth, Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am delighted to announce the acquisition of £650m of the Verbatim funds and this five-year strategic partnership with Fintel plc, a firm whose strategy and values are aligned with our own; keeping the IFA at the heart of our respective businesses.
“The transaction clearly demonstrates the progress we are making in executing on our growth strategy. We have set out a roadmap for growth over the next three years, growing our AUM organically and by acquisition and extending our reach to the IFA community, the lifeblood of our industry, through strategic partnerships. This transaction is evidence of that strategy in action and it enhances our proposition to IFAs and their clients further, with the multi-index and multi-asset funds complementing and extending our current fund range.
“We are excited to be working more closely with Fintel plc, a business we have known and respected for a very long time. I have no doubt that this is a fantastic opportunity for both businesses to continue to deliver against their strategic objectives, while delivering real shareholder value.”