London-based wealth management business Evelyn Partners acquires boutique firm Millen Capital in deal that adds to its already established Liverpool office. Tony McDonough reports
National wealth management firm Evelyn Partners has acquired Liverpool-based Millen Capital, which was founded by Angus Millen almost 25 years ago.
Evelyn is a London-based business that already has an office in Liverpool at the Royal Liver Building, formerly branded as Tilney. This deal, for an undisclosed sum, will see five Millen team members transfer to Evelyn, including Angus Millen himself.
He will be joined by chartered wealth managers Gareth Lyttle and Vicki Harper along with administrators Linda O’Neill and Ruby Leigh.
Millen Capital was established by Angus in 1999 to provide a wealth management service to professionals and business owners.
Evelyn Partners, which was created from the merger of Tilney and Smith & Williamson in 2020, has roots in Liverpool with Tilney having been founded in Liverpool in 1836.
Jonathan Waddington, regional managing partner – north at Evelyn Partners, said: “This agreement recognises our ambition to continue growing our wealth management business in the North West.
“Clients can be assured they will continue to benefit from the high-quality, personalised service they have enjoyed at Millen Capital while also benefiting from the investments we have made in our proposition and technology.”
Angus added: “I’ve long admired Evelyn Partners’ approach, service ethic and performance and I’m proud they found the same values here at Millen Capital after approaching us about a potential collaboration.
“Their extensive experience and financial rigour provide me with great comfort, particularly during these turbulent economic times.
“Evelyn Partners’ additional skills and expertise will complement our own and ensure we continue to nurture, preserve, and grow our clients’ wealth. We are excited for the future and look forward to continuing to serve our clients in our new home.”