In its announcement, National Investment Managers said the acquisition will expand its predominately Philadelphia-metro market to include Boston, MA; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; and White Plains, NY. Its member firms provide pension administration services, retirement planning, asset preservation, and defined benefit services to clients.
The acquisition includes the following five firms: Benefit Management Inc. in North Attleboro, Massachusetts; Benefit Planning Inc. in Marina del Rey, California; Doyle-Barnett Associates, Inc. in White Plains, New York; M.L. Kerns and Associates, Inc. and MLK Capital Management, Inc. in Houston, Texas; and National Associates, Inc. N.W. in Seattle, WA. American Benefit Resources and its affiliates currently serve 5,000 plans and 50,000 plan participants.
As a result of this acquisition, National Investment Managers will have $4.5 billion in assets under administration and $350 million in assets under management.