RCS Capital Corporation (“RCAP”) (NYSE: RCAP) and Investors Capital Holdings, Ltd. (“ICH”) (NYSE MKT: 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 and his management team, 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 substantial majority of the remaining proceeds from its June 2013 initial public offering.
The closing of the transaction will be subject to certain to-be-agreed-upon conditions including the negotiation and execution of a definitive agreement, SEC and FINRA approval of the proposed change in control and approval of the transaction by a majority of the disinterested stockholders of ICH. Any definitive agreement will contain customary representations, warranties and closing conditions. There can be no assurance, however, that RCAP and ICH will be successful in negotiating a definitive agreement or whether the terms of such definitive agreement will differ substantially from those described herein.Subject to the satisfaction of these conditions, the transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014. About RCAP RCAP is a publicly traded Delaware holding company listed on the New York Stock Exchange formed to operate and grow businesses focused on the retail direct investment industry. RCAP holds a direct minority economic interest in Realty Capital Securities, LLC, a FINRA-registered wholesale broker-dealer and an investment banking and capital markets business, American National Stock Transfer, LLC, an SEC-registered transfer agent, and RCS Advisory Services, LLC, a transaction management services business. Additional information about RCAP can be found on its website at www.rcscapital.com. RCAP may disseminate information about itself, including the results of its operations and financial information, via social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. About ICH Investors Capital Holdings, Ltd. of Lynnfield, Massachusetts is a diversified financial services holding company that operates primarily through Investors Capital Corp. Our mission is to provide premier, 5-star service and support to our valued registered representatives, including advisory programs, strategic practice management and marketing services, and technology, to help them grow their businesses and exceed their clients’ expectations. Business units include Investors Capital Corp., ICC Insurance Agency, Inc., and Investors Capital Holdings Securities Corporation. For more information, please call (800) 949-1422 x4814 or visit www.investorscapital.com. Forward-Looking Statements Information set forth herein (including information included or incorporated by reference herein) contains “forward-looking statements” (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended), which reflect RCAP’s expectations regarding future events. The forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements.