New firm launches to ‘disrupt how Financial Advisory acquisition brokers work’

A new firm which is aiming to “disrupt the traditional stereotypes surrounding how Financial Advisory (FA) acquisition brokers work” has been established in West Yorkshire.

Leeds-headquartered City & Capital Group aims to revolutionise the business model of the modern finance marketplace. Its acquisitions division will offer a consultative approach for buyers and sellers of FAs across the UK and is headed up by Victoria Hicks, chartered financial planner, and former owner of a directly authorised IFA firm.

City & Capital Acquisitions has been borne from Hick’s desire to offer a more holistic approach to those looking to grow their businesses, build an exit strategy or succession plan.

Hicks said: “As well as having an acquisitions department, we appreciate that growth or exit strategies are not necessarily about buying or selling a firm. As such, we have knowledgeable staff across both our headhunt and recruitment divisions – to offer a more holistic growth service.

“Following the successful sale of my business, I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with other like-minded company owners and assist with growing those firms that are offering a great proposition to clients.

“It’s all too easy to say a ‘one-size-fits-all approach’ doesn’t work – but it’s another thing challenging that norm and establishing a new ethos. This is where our consultative approach – combined with my recent experiences – will set us apart.”