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Dakota Wealth Management Acquires JMG Wealth Management Group

Dakota Wealth Management, an independent investment management firm serving high net worth individuals and families, has entered into an agreement to acquire JMG Wealth Management Group, Inc. an independent advisory firm affiliated with Raymond James which manages approximately $300 million in Mechanicsburg, PA and Hilton Head Island, SC.

JMG Wealth Management Group. Pictured from left to right, front row seated, Jessica Elscheid, Jeanna Montes, Jeffrey M. Goyette, Sr., Jeffrey M. Goyette, Jr. back row standing from left to right, Jack Goyette, Rusty LaCoss, Lori Griffin, and Madi Bishop


A family-run practice, JMG Wealth Management Group is led by Jeffrey M. Goyette, Sr. alongside sons Jeffrey M. Goyette, Jr. and Jack Goyette, who are also wealth advisors. Jeff Goyette Sr. and Jeff Goyette Jr., along with their head of operations, Jessica L. Elscheid, join Dakota as Managing Directors.


"We look forward to leveraging our operational scale to add to their high-touch wealth management experience and to establishing our footprint in central Pennsylvania and beyond," said Peter Raimondi, Founder and CEO, Dakota Wealth Management.

Client service and advice will remain the top priority for both companies throughout the transition. The professional teams from both Dakota Wealth Management and JMG Wealth Management Group will remain in place to serve their current clientele.

"By joining Dakota, we can draw from their expansive resources, talent and broad footprint to positively impact the lives of our clients now and in the future, all while retaining the personalization of a local firm," noted Jeff Goyette Sr.

"Dakota's culture attracted us," added Jeff Goyette Jr. "Our business was built on the foundation of leaving a legacy. Joining a practice with peers that I can learn from and grow alongside positions us and our clients for generations. Dakota allows us to be even more thoughtful and intentional in helping our clients leave their legacy."

This is the second Pennsylvania office and first South Carolina office for Dakota Wealth Management. The Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-based firm now has 16 offices in 12 states.

Gladstone Associates served as the sole advisor to JMG Wealth Management on this transaction.


"The JMG Wealth Management team is an excellent match for Dakota Wealth Management, and we are thrilled that they have chosen Gladstone Associates to represent them as their M&A advisor," said Derek Bruton, Senior Managing Director at Gladstone Group Inc. "This partnership transcends mere numbers and signifies the synergy of combined talent and shared values, enabling the team to provide a broader range of services to assist clients across the United States in achieving their financial goals."


JMG Wealth Management Group was founded in 2011 to provide comprehensive wealth management and planning to families, small business owners, non-profit organizations, and corporate retirement plans.


Dakota Wealth Management was launched in May 2018 to deliver a transformational wealth management experience dedicated to creating multi-generational wealth and success for clients and partners. Since its founding, Dakota Wealth Management has grown assets under management both organically and through strategic acquisitions.






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