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Going from minority stakeholder to owner

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We look at Fairstone Financial Management’s ‘Downstream Buy-Out’ acquisition strategyIn recent months, BSR have reported on Fairstone Financial Management completing the acquisitions of several advisory businesses in which it had held a minority stake. This is far from a new strategy for Fairstone. In fact, it has been acquiring stakes as small as 5 per cent in many businesses for around a decade, but lately it’s increased the rate at which it completes full acquisition...

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