Quilter completes acquisition of Lighthouse
Updated: Mar 31
Quilter plc has completed its purchase of Lighthouse Group plc in a deal worth £46.2 million, with Lighthouse Financial Advice (that's us) joining Quilter Financial Planning, formerly known as Intrinsic, the largest financial adviser firm in the UK.
Name changes and alphabetti spaghetti aside, this is great news for Lighthouse clients in Cardiff and South Wales, with the talent and trust of Lighthouse financial advisers now backed up by the financial muscle of Quilter plc and the investment expertise of Quilter Investors, formerly Old Mutual Wealth.
Press Release below:
Quilter is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of Lighthouse.
Following the completion, Malcolm Streatfield, CEO of Lighthouse will report to Andy Thompson, CEO of Quilter’s advice businesses.
Quilter and Lighthouse will be working closely on integration plans over the coming months and will update the market in due course.
Andy Thompson, CEO of Quilter’s advice businesses comments:
“I’m delighted to welcome the staff, advisers and clients of Lighthouse to Quilter and Intrinsic.
“Since the announcement of our offer we’ve had an opportunity to work a little more closely with Lighthouse to better understand their culture, operations and model.
“We are excited to continue to grow that understanding and work together, taking the best of both businesses, to become a stronger single business.”
Malcolm Streatfield, CEO of Lighthouse, comments:
“This transaction is testament to the quality of what Lighthouse’s staff and advisers have produced and confirmation of its value. Quilter and Intrinsic now offer us the opportunity for even greater success.
“We look forward to working hand in hand with Quilter and Intrinsic as we become one business and ensuring that integration takes place at the right time for the business. We aim to keep interruption to normal business activities to an absolute minimum for advisers, staff or clients.”
You can read the full press release here.
Important note: all blog posts are written by Dylan Roberts in a personal capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views of Lighthouse Financial Advice Ltd, Lighthouse Group, Quilter Financial Planning, or Quilter plc.