Granite Investment Advisors and Mariner Wealth Advisors

New York, NY, January 6, 2022 – Park Sutton Advisors, LLC (“Park Sutton Advisors”) is pleased to have represented Granite Investment Advisors (“Granite”), in conjunction with Martha Cottrill and Ed Taylor (“Cottrill and Taylor”), previously part of Concord, NH-based Taylor, Cottrill, Erickson & Associates, on their combined acquisition by Mariner Wealth Advisors (“Mariner”), a leading registered investment adviser (“RIA”) headquartered in Overland Park, KS with over $55 billion in assets. Granite, as well as Cottrill and Taylor, are RIAs based in Concord, NH, with an approximate combined $1.3 billion in assets under advisement centered around HNW clients. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Scott Schermerhorn, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Granite said, “Mariner Wealth Advisors has a culture that strives to put client needs above all else, as we have always tried to do. We believe this ideology, and the breadth of experience their team possesses, will significantly enhance our work in the coming years.” Martha Cottrill commented, “I am excited too to be coming together with local industry peers whom I have always greatly respected. I know we will be able to build a phenomenal New Hampshire and Massachusetts business together with Mariner Wealth Advisors.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Granite Investment Advisors to our rapidly growing team. Their emphasis on building a financial plan that isn’t rooted in trends, but rather in what matters to the client over the long-term, aligns closely with our mission, and I look forward to being a part of their renewed growth.” said Marty Bicknell, CEO and President of Mariner.

Steven Levitt, Managing Director and Founder of Park Sutton Advisors, who led the transaction commented, “Having known Granite, as well as Cottrill and Taylor, for over 5 years, I am so pleased about the new partnership with Mariner. This combination of forces will provide Mariner with a key strategic position in New Hampshire and surrounding markets.”

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