Adviser consolidator Succession has acquired two advice firms for a total consideration of £4m.
The group acquired Wimbledon-based ethical wealth planning service Equity Invest and Paul Jones Financial Services, which operates offices in Southampton and the Isle of Wight, and joined Succession in 2015.
Succession plans to acquire 50 firms from its affiliated membership by the end of 2017. So far 36 firms have been taken over, four of which were acquired this year.
Succession said it planned to accelerate its acquisition strategy as it aimed to create the UK's largest independent wealth management business.
The group's founder and former chief executive Simon Chamberlain passed away in March, after which the firm was taken over by non-executive chairman Ray Pierce (pictured).
Group corporate director Paul Morrish said: "We have a targeted approach to acquisition and are preparing for further substantial growth in 2017.
"The group continues to attract and acquire profitable, professional companies who, together, combine to deliver underlying client, employee and owner value."
Equity Invest founder Richard Hunter said: "Succession is still the only consolidator to commit to increasing the value of a business before and after acquisition."
Hunter said he believed the firm's ethical investment proposition added a new dimension for Succession's clients and looked forward to bringing this experience to the national business.
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