Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers acquires Scottish DG Pryde

Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers (OMWPCA) announced today its acquisition of Edinburgh-based DG Pryde.

DG Pryde is based in Duns, outside Edinburgh, with the majority of clients located in London and the South East. Having founded the firm in 2005, director Douglas Pryde is now looking to wind down.

Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers was established in 2015 and employs over 50 financial advisers across the UK. The acquisition adds £200m of assets under advice to the national financial planning business.

Commenting on the acquisition Dominic Rose, director at Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to grow our business and give DG Pryde’s clients continued access to quality, face-to-face financial planning. As a firm that has focused on providing a personalised service, DG Pryde is a good cultural fit with Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers.”

Douglas Pryde, founder and director of DG Pryde, added “After spending 30 years building DG Pryde, and having conducted extensive due diligence on potential buyers of my business, I’m happy that my clients are being left in capable hands. I look forward to working with Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers as a consultant to ensure clients continue to receive the tailored experience they are familiar with.”

Christopher Copper-Ind
Christopher Copper-Ind is Publisher and Editor of International Investment. His previous publishing experience focused largely on the Middle East and emerging markets, and he was Editorial Director of The Business Year, based in Istanbul, for three years before moving back to London in 2017. He is the author of How to Negotiate, to be published by Macmillan in 2019.

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