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Category: Financial Advisor Acquisitions

06 Apr

Using Acquisitions To Secure Talent

Over the past two years, several environmental pressures have forced advisors to change how they do business. The pandemic alone drove the industry to adopt remote work, virtual meetings, and new protocols to ensure safety while giving staff the flexibility to care for children home from school and to meet with clients virtually. The pressures […]

11 Mar

How Long To Retain The Selling Advisor After An Acquisition?

The success of an acquisition is largely determined in the transition. Client retention is critical, and the biggest factor that impacts client retention is the seller’s role in introducing and helping transition the clients to the new firm. In previous years, this meant that as soon as the transition was complete the seller’s involvement in […]

18 Jan

Preparing Your Practice For Acquisitions

The new year has advisors looking at their goals and setting lofty expectations for their practice in the coming months. Often these include goals around client acquisition and revenue generation. One target that has made its way into the sights of practices small and large is acquisitions. Many view acquisitions as the key to leveling […]

04 Jun

Transitioning Clients During the Pandemic

Transitioning clients and minimizing attrition is critical to a successful acquisition. Usually this entails several in-person meetings to introduce new clients to the advisor and his or her team. But the pandemic has created numerous challenges and forced many firms to shift to virtual operations. Paired with social distancing rules and lockdowns, in-person client meetings […]

29 May

Pandemic Pressures on Aging Advisors Creates Opportunities For Acquisitions

The past few months have been stressful for many advisors. Managing client fears while shifting operations to remote work and monitoring fluctuating markets has many advisors ready to exit for good. Many experts see this as the catalyst to trigger the “age wave” of retiring advisors that they have been predicting for the past couple […]

14 May
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How to Choose a Lender for Your Financial Advisor Practice

In our previous post, we discussed how having financing in place gives you a competitive edge in acquisitions. Many advisors don’t stop at one acquisition, choosing instead to use acquisitions as an ongoing growth strategy. Whether you plan on purchasing one practice or many, having a strong relationship with a lender is key to a […]

07 May
How Financing Gives You an Edge in Financial Advisor Acquisitions

How Financing Gives You an Edge in Acquisitions

Over the past several years, there has been a surge in the number of advisors looking to grow through acquisitions. This has created a market where sellers have multiple buyers to choose from and buyers must compete for the deal. Many factors influence a seller’s decision, including the buyer’s personality, cultural fit, and investment philosophy. […]

11 Mar
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The Importance of Due Diligence When Purchasing an Advisor Practice

More advisors are turning to acquisitions as a reliable growth strategy. Many are seeing great success as a result. However, as with any business transaction, not every deal works out as it should. This usually happens because an advisor didn’t consider the importance of due diligence when purchasing an advisor practice. The rise of practice […]