AAB Wealth ups assets to £800m with Synergy deal

Andrew Dines and David Neely

Chartered financial planning firm AAB Wealth announced the acquisition of Bishopbriggs-based Synergy Financial Planning.

AAB Wealth said that following this latest acquisition, it will have assets under advice (AUA) in excess of £800 million.

“The combined team of 37 are spread across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland, each of whom is dedicated to helping families and individuals plan for their future,” said AAB Wealth.

“The Synergy Financial Planning business led by David Neely supports over 200 families across Central Scotland and shares the same evidence-based approach to investing as AAB Wealth.”

Andrew Dines, Head of AAB Wealth, said: “Synergy Financial Planning is a fantastic addition to our expanding team.

“David has been instrumental driving the growth of the business and his approach to financial planning and client support match perfectly with our philosophy.

“I look forward to welcoming David and his team to AAB Wealth to continue delivering the very best financial planning advice for our clients.”

David Neely, owner and Financial Planner at Synergy Financial Planning, said: “This is a truly exciting next chapter for our team and clients. Synergy and AAB Wealth have the same ethos.

“Developing long-lasting relationships which deliver the best outcomes in helping our clients to get the most out of life lies at the heart of what we do.

“The transition for Synergy Financial Planning clients will be seamless, as both of our firms utilise the same platforms and systems to support clients to achieve their financial goals.”

The team from Synergy Financial Planning will join AAB Wealth with immediate effect and will remain based in their office in Bishopbriggs.

This deal marks the second acquisition for AAB Wealth following a deal for Kilkee Financial Planning in January 2023.