WASHINGTON – Many companies with deep pockets can get deals done. But making an acquisition work as companies are integrated – especially multiple acquisitions in quick succession – is far tougher, says financial services veteran Mark Tibergien.

“How do you merge the technology, the culture, the approach to business, the branding? Historically, that’s been really difficult,” says Tibergien, CEO of Pershing Advisor Solutions. Yet consolidation has become a planning industry fixation lately following the rapid-fire deals this month by RCS Capital, the New York-based brokerage led by Nicholas Schorsch, who also is chairman of American Realty Capital Properties.

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