UBS, Wealthfront call off $1.4 billion deal

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  • UBS will not acquire robo-advisory firm Wealthfront as announced in January.

UBS nixed a $1.4 billion deal to buy robo-advisory firm Wealthfront, the companies said.

UBS said the two companies mutually agreed to terminate their merger agreement, which they announced in January. UBS will purchase a nearly $70 billion note convertible into Wealthfront shares, maintaining the $1.4 billion valuation.

"UBS remains committed to its growth plans in the U.S. and will continue the build-out of its digital wealth management offering,” the bank said in a statement.


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“We're incredibly excited about Wealthfront’s path forward as an independent company and are proud to share that thanks to the hard work of our team and the trust you put in us, we will be cash flow positive and EBITDA profitable in the next few months,” Wealthfront said on Twitter.

Wealthfront began offering exposure to Grayscale’s bitcoin and ether-tied investment trusts last year, as previously reported.

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