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31
May

Fairstone takes stake in McParland and Partners

Fairstone Group has taken an initial minority stake in Lancashire-based McParland and Partners.
The deal is part of Fairstone’s downstream buyout agreement. McParland is based in Nelson, and operates satellite offices in Manchester and Sheffield, offering financial planning to around 2,000 SMEs and high net worth individuals.
Total revenue added to Fairstone following the deal is £1.6m, together with funds under management of around £160m. Ten advisers and 13 support staff will join the broader group.
This is a further move in the North West of England for Fairstone, following a deal with Sale-based advisory company Avidus Scott Lang.
CEO of Fairstone Group Lee Hartley said: “We felt very strongly from the beginning that McParland and Partners were an ideal fit for Fairstone, culturally and in their approach to looking after clients. We have worked with McParland and Partners as an enterprise firm and are very pleased that they will be joining us as a full DBO programme partner.
“Their focus on quality and superior service is exactly what we are looking for as a group and we will seek to enhance that further by providing marketing, client acquisition and financial support to enable them to grow further. For some time we have actively sought companies to join us and it is now encouraging to see quality advisory businesses approaching us to be a part of our growing national brand. ”
Principal at McParland Sean McParland (pictured above) said: “Fairstone’s chartered status and our shared vision for how financial planning will look in the future made this deal a very easy choice for us. The strength of Fairstone’s technology platform and the significant add-on services which are now available to us, means that we can spend more of our time on what really matters – providing the very best financial advice to our clients. By adopting Fairstone’s brand we can cement our strong position locally, and realise our ambitious development plans.”