AFH Financial Group Plc

June 26, 2012 02:00 ET

Acquisition of Specialist Solutions plc

                                                                                               26 June 2012
                                          AFH Financial Group PLC
                                         ("AFH" or the "Company")
                                  Acquisition of Specialist Solutions plc
                                         ("Specialist Solutions")
AFH,  a  leading  discretionary  wealth management and independent financial  advisory  (IFA)  firm,  today
announces  the  acquisition of Specialist Solutions, a Cheltenham-based IFA with  approximately  GBP80m  of
funds under advice. Today's announcement marks AFH's eighth acquisition since the Company's IPO last year.

Specialist  Solutions  reported  turnover of GBP1.16m, with gross profit of  GBP498,000,  in  the  year  to
September 2011.

Under  the  terms of the agreement, AFH will pay an initial consideration of GBP100,000 from  its  existing
resources, with up to GBP625,000 in deferred consideration payable over the following 24 months. As part of
the  agreement, AFH is purchasing the assets and goodwill of Specialist Solutions but is not  assuming  any
advice liability incurred prior to the acquisition.

This  acquisition will bring the Company's total number of advisers to 88 advisers, up from 53 at the  time
of the Company's IPO. The  new advisers will operate out of AFH's Bromsgrove headquarters.

The directors of AFH Financial Group PLC are responsible for the content of this announcement


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Alan Hudson, Chairman and Chief Executive

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Mark Anwyl or Duncan Vasey

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Dominic Barretto

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