Pathstone to acquire Rex Capital of Rhode Island

Englewood-based Pathstone, an independently operated, partner-owned advisory firm, announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Rex Capital Advisors of Rhode Island.

Rex provides investment advisory and customized family office services to a select group of ultra-high net worth families and their related entities. Founded in 2002 by Arthur Duffy, Rex Capital originally served as a single-family office. Working with Michael Chase, Matthew Thibault and Timothy Devlin, Rex has grown and evolved to advise 12 client families, located across the U.S., representing approximately $1.5 billion in assets.

Like Pathstone, the Rex team embraces the complexity of its clients’ lives and strives to provide unparalleled client service. In coming together with Pathstone, the Rex team will immediately access Pathstone’s infrastructure, expanded services and deep bench of talent to promote continuity and accelerate the growth of the firm.

“From the first conversation with Arthur and his team, we saw alignment in the way we approach client service, embrace innovation and view the future of the family office business model,” Matt Fleissig, CEO of Pathstone, stated. “We’re thrilled to partner with such a culturally aligned group and to continue strengthening our presence in New England, in line with our goal of growing within our existing regional offices.”

“We believe that, by continuing to bring together talented individuals and teams, we can enhance our collective clients’ experience and further solidify Pathstone as an industry leader who continues to innovate and evolve to the benefit of our clients,” Kelly Maregni, president of Pathstone, said. “Like each of Pathstone’s business combinations, it is about getting better, not just bigger, and we look forward to collaborating with and learning from the Rex team.”

The combination will bring Pathstone’s total assets under advisement and administration to nearly $80 billion. Pathstone will now be in 17 office locations with nearly 350 team members, more than 175 of whom are shareholders of the firm.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius served as legal counsel for Rex Capital Advisors and Alston and Bird for Pathstone.