Park Sutton advises Day & Ennis, LLC, a leading, fee-only RIA in the Middle Georgia Region
New York, NY, July 5, 2023 – Park Sutton Advisors, A Waller Helms Company (“Park Sutton Advisors”) is pleased to have represented Day & Ennis, LLC (“D&E”) on its sale to Mercer Global Advisors, Inc. (“Mercer Advisors”), a national Registered Investment Adviser (“RIA”) headquartered in Denver, Colorado with over $47 billion in assets under management (“AUM”). Founded in 1998 by John R. Day, CPA, PFS, and later joined by Partners William W. Ennis, CPA, PFS and Matthew E. Heller, CFP®, MBA, D&E is a fee-only, independent RIA headquartered in Macon, Georgia. D&E has an exceptionally strong cadre of professionals serving approximately 250 clients with AUM of approximately $400 million.
John Day, Partner at D&E, commented on the transaction, “My Partners, Bill Ennis and Matt Heller, along with our terrific team, work together to provide our clients a high-quality customer experience delivering the best financial advice through our talented team of highly credentialed professionals. As my Partners and I planned for the future, we realized we needed to add scale to our business as well as bringing other expert advice under our business tent. After meeting with David Barton, we found a wonderful cultural fit between our two organizations and loved the fact they offer in-house services such as trustee and bill pay options that we do not currently provide. We are extremely excited to be joining the Mercer Team.”
David Barton, Vice Chairman at Mercer Advisors, said, “John, Bill, and Matt have built a high-quality business staffed by an exceptional team of professionals. In our industry, you are only as good as your people, and their people, like our people, are top-notch. The winners, of course, are the clients. Day & Ennis are deeply respected in Georgia and the communities they serve, and we are honored to be partnering with them.”
Park Sutton Managing Director, John Eubanks, who led the transaction, said, “Underserved markets such as Macon continue to be an attractive opportunity for RIA acquisitions. I have known John, Bill and Matt for more than 15 years, and they have always maintained a client-centric, planning-first mentality. Planning first firms remain highly sought after. We look forward to the continued success of D&E and Mercer Advisors.”