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UK: FCA stalls Tilney merger with Smith & Williamson

 |  January 23, 2020

Financial planning and investment firm Tilney is working with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in a bid to get approval for its merger with professional services firm Smith & Williamson.

A joint statement from Smith & Williamson and Tilney said, “As part of the regulatory process to approve the transaction, the Financial Conduct Authority has raised a number of issues with the proposed transaction as currently structured.

“As a result, Tilney is engaging with the FCA to seek to address its concerns and understand what requirements need to be met for a new application that are consistent with the strategic rationale and investment case.

“Both parties continue to believe that a merger of Tilney and Smith & Williamson represents a significant opportunity to create the UK’s leading wealth management and professional services business and remain fully committed to the merger.”