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  • RIA Frenzy: What's driving M&A?

    Dan Kreuter is Chairman of Gladstone, an M&A advisory firm which provides Buy-side, Sellside, Merger Advisory and Corporate Planning for the independent financial advisory sector across the United States.

    Gladstone has successfully completed dozens of M&A transactions, scores of consulting assignments and Valuations in the sector.

    Please click here to view an except from Dan’s podcast interview for Real Assets Adviser Magazine.


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