Tilney and Smith & Williamson ‘in merger talks’


Wealth managers Tilney and Smith & Williamson are in talks
to merge in a deal that will result in a mixed £45bn in property below
administration, reviews counsel.

Tilney, which was acquired by buyout group Permira 5
years in the past, manages £24bn price of property and has a big monetary planning
enterprise and Bestinvest, a web based enterprise.

S&W, in the meantime, has property of £21bn and its giant
accountancy division, together with tax advisory, that are engaging to a rising
Tilney, the Sunday Occasions and the Monetary Occasions report.

If the deal goes forward, the mixed enterprise would have
about 250 monetary planners, 240 funding managers and greater than 100 companions
in skilled providers.

Any deal would see each manufacturers retain their identify, the reviews
stated, however a ultimate settlement is “removed from sure” at this stage, sources stated.


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