RCS Capital Signs LOI to Acquire Investors Capital Holdings
RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP) and Investors Capital Holdings (NYSE: ICH) announced today that they have entered into a letter of intent relating to the acquisition by RCAP of ICH. Following this transaction, ICH and its subsidiaries will become RCAP's sixth line of business (after the recently announced acquisition of the Hatteras Funds Group) and, through the leadership of Tim Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer of ICH, and his management team, will continue to operate autonomously under ICH's respective brands as part of the RCAP family of companies.
Incorporated in 1995, ICH is a financial services holding company that operates primarily through its wholly-owned broker-dealer and registered investment advisor subsidiary, Investors Capital Corporation. ICH provides independent broker-dealer services and investment advisory services.
With its approximately 550 registered representatives across the United States, ICH is expected to complement and diversify RCAP's revenue stream from its other lines of business: an existing wholesale broker-dealer, investment banking and capital markets services, transaction management and transfer agency businesses. Upon the closing of the ICH acquisition, RCAP expects that it will have deployed the remaining proceeds from its June