07 June 18
"PictureWealth actively seeks Australia-wide financial services acquisitions - MD
PictureWealth, a private Perth, Australia-based integrated technology and financial advisory company, is actively seeking acquisitions Australia-wide to grow its customer base and scale its offering, said Managing Director and founder David Pettit.
The company, which uses Queensland-based BlueMount Capital as corporate advisor, is happy to hear from other advisors that can bring targets, he said.
It is looking to acquire financial services companies or planners with solid client bases, strong management teams, industry-specific expertise, global vision and proven execution, Pettit said. These could include small financial planners looking to exit or companies and clients coming out of larger groups, he said.
PictureWealth has already identified at least four targets, which have a combined total of AUD 940m (USD 720m) in funds under management and more than 45,000 clients, Pettit said. The company will pay a total of around AUD 19m for these targets and is in the process of finalising equity and debt funding, he said, without elaborating further on the funding details. The deals are expected to complete in the coming months, he noted.
The company’s forecast revenue post the acquisitions will be AUD 7m on completion, AUD 9.8m in the second year, AUD 13.2m in the third year, AUD 17m in the fourth year, and AUD 21.4m in the fifth year, he said."
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