ALM First Financial Advisors

Industry: Financial Services

Investment Date: November 2015

Headquarters: Dallas, TX


Investment Overview:

ALM First Financial Advisors (“ALM”) was founded in 1995 and is an investment and financial advisory firm that offers a range of services to financial institutions, primarily credit unions. ALM is trusted by financial institutions to help manage balance sheet risk, optimize investment portfolios, achieve regulatory compliance and develop strategies to maximize financial performance. The company combines detailed asset / liability management services with highly experienced and seasoned investment professionals. ALM serves over 250 clients across the U.S. with more than $20 billion of investments under management.


Transaction Background:

Platform was introduced to ALM in early 2015 by John Graf, a successful executive in the financial services industry. Emily Hollis (Co-Founder / CEO of ALM) was seeking a partner to purchase the ownership interests of her two partners who were interested in transitioning out of the business. Platform provided liquidity to the selling partners and also provided an opportunity for the next level of ALM management (who are responsible for running the day-to-day business with Mrs. Hollis) to become investors and financial partners in the company. Platform’s role at ALM is to provide guidance on the strategic direction of the business as well as evaluate add-on acquisitions to pursue.