Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2014



On November 1, 2011, the Company acquired certain assets of Milbank. A fair value adjustment to contingent purchase price consideration of zero and $148 was recorded at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.  The Company has a liability of $1,295 related to Milbank included in accounts payable and accrued expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Financial Condition as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, for contingent consideration.

Commodity Advisors:

On April 1, 2012, SLP acquired Commodity Advisors. Commodity Advisors is the general partner of MW Commodity Strategies, L.P. (the “MW Commodity Fund LLC”), a fund whose investment objective is to seek superior risk adjusted returns through strategic, sector-based investments with commodity and macro trading investment managers. The acquisition of Commodity Advisors adds another strategy to the Company’s investment management, wealth planning and reporting capabilities, including proprietary value equity and fixed income disciplines and alternative investment advisory services. Furthermore, SLP is obligated to make quarterly contingent payments if incremental income, as defined in the purchase agreement, exceeds various thresholds. As these contingent payments are tied to the continued employment by SLP of the former member of Commodity Advisors, they will be considered compensation expense in the period in which such contingent payments are earned (See Note 10).


On March 28, 2013, SLP executed an Asset Purchase Agreement with and closed the related transaction to acquire certain assets of Ten-Sixty. Ten-Sixty is a registered investment adviser that advises on approximately $1.9 billion of assets primarily on behalf of institutional clients. This strategic acquisition enhances the Company’s hedge fund and investment manager due diligence capabilities, risk management analysis and reporting, and enhances its institutional business. Under the terms of the Asset Purchase Agreement, SLP paid cash consideration at closing of $2,500 and issued a promissory note to Ten-Sixty in the principal amount of $1,479 subject to adjustment. The principal amount of the promissory note was paid in two initial installments of $218 each on April 30, 2013 and December 31, 2013 and then quarterly installments from June 30, 2014 through March 31, 2017 of $87 each. The principal amount outstanding under this note bears interest at the rate of five percent per annum. During the year ended December 31, 2013, SLP incurred $51 in costs related to the acquisition of Ten-Sixty, and included these in general and administrative in the Consolidated Statement of Operations.


Cash paid on date of acquisition





Note payable due to Ten-Sixty





Total purchase consideration





The net tangible assets acquired from the Ten-Sixty transaction were determined to have a fair value of $0.

The following table summarizes the allocation of the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed which was allocated to goodwill and intangible assets.







Customer relationships (10 years)





Non-compete agreements (5 years)





Total purchase consideration





The Company believes the recorded goodwill is supported by the anticipated revenues and expected synergies of integrating the operations of Ten-Sixty into the Company. Furthermore, there are expected synergies with respect to compensation and benefits and general and administrative costs. All goodwill is expected to be deductible for tax purposes.

The pro forma information below represents consolidated results of operations as if the acquisition of Ten-Sixty occurred on January 1, 2013. The pro forma information has been included for comparative purposes and is not indicative of results of operations of the Company had the acquisitions occurred as of January 1, 2013, nor is it necessarily indicative of future results.




Pro Forma Three Months Ended
March 31, 2013


Total Revenue





Net Income