List of Services
Equity Management System: $95/month
The Equity Management System (EMS) is a monthly subscription-based program that allows advisors to actively manage the equity in their financial service practices. The EMS program provides important tools and solutions at a low monthly cost, built on an annual Comprehensive Valuation, industry-specific continuity agreements to protect business value, and benchmarking tools to identify growth opportunities. Members also receive acquisition resources, form contracts, and tools to sustain a long-term succession plan for retirement. Learn more
Comprehensive Valuation: $1,195
The best-selling formal valuation in the financial services industry – the Comprehensive Valuation provides a specific analysis of the open-market value of your independent financial services practice using the industry’s largest database of comparable sales of closely-held financial service practices. The Comprehensive Valuation contains detailed information to help you understand the key value drivers in to financial services business, and contains a value matrix illustrating how value is actually realized and paid, taking into account deal terms and payment structures. Learn More.
Comprehensive Valuation + EquityBuilder: $1,495
For independent investment professionals who want to increase the value of their business and plan more effectively for the future, the EquityBuilder™ benchmarking service provides the answers. EquityBuilder™ gives you the ability to “look over the shoulder” of not only your peers, but also owners of larger, more valuable firms to see how their methods and results compare to yours, utilizing one of the largest, most detailed operational databases in the industry. (Includes a Comprehensive Valuation). Learn More.
EntityBuilder™ can help you set up an industry-specific corporation or LLC. Studies prove that the most successful financial professionals are set up as either a corporation or a limited liability company – structures that allow for internal ownership tracks, equity recycling, potential tax savings, and an on-going service model. Advisors receive consulting support, industry-specific formation of the appropriate entity, a Comprehensive Valuation, and a continuity plan to protect shareholders, their families, and clients. Learn More.
Continuity Management Program: $1,895
The Continuity Management Program (CMP) provides advisors with a protection plan designed to preserve the business, its value, and its client base in the event of the owner’s sudden death or disability. The CMP provides a Comprehensive Valuation, a Continuity Planning Manual, a practice-specific continuity agreement and personal consulting time, all designed to provide a customized solution that addresses the unique challenges of planning for sudden illness or disaster. Learn More.
Succession Management Program: Each Phase $5,000 - $10,000
The Succession Management Program (SMP) is a comprehensive succession program delivered in two phases. The first phase focuses on helping you understand and evaluate your succession planning choices, identifying a reasonable timeline and key role players in order to develop the best strategy to meet your specific succession planning goals. Phase one of the SMP delivers a custom set of blueprints for the future of your business—often a 10 to 20 year plan—including illustrations, spreadsheets, compensation data, and entity structuring. Phase two of the SMP provides the contracts and documentation to implement your plan. FP Transitions is the only firm with the experience to provide industry-specific advice on proper entity structuring, financing issues, tax strategies, valuation, and compensation or gifting considerations to create a thorough succession plan for your financial services business, and your lifestyle.
Open Market Listings: 7% of Total Transaction - 3.5% Per Side
When you’re ready to sell your business (or a portion of it), FP Transitions’ nationwide, confidential listing system can help you find the right successor. You’ll receive non-advocacy deal support and industry-specific contracts to get the deal closed quickly and efficiently. FP Transitions’ consultants will work with you to help determine the value of your business, market it to the industry’s largest database of qualified buyers, arrange finance terms, and prepare the form contracts. FP Transitions’ open-market system provides advisors with more than 50 qualified buyers to choose from, ensuring that you receive the best successor, business value, and end result for your life’s work.
Comprehensive Transaction Support: Contact FP Transitions for Pricing
For buyers and sellers who have already found each other and who need assistance in completing the transaction, the Comprehensive Transaction Support (CTS) Program is the perfect solution. You’ll receive information on practice valuation, deal structuring techniques and taxes, as well as appropriate, industry-specific contracts, and personalized, non-advocacy support from industry experts to guide you through the entire process. Additionally, buyers and sellers will receive a post-closing transition plan, including sample letters to professionally communicate the transition plans to the affected clients.
Private Consulting Services: Contact FP Transitions for Pricing
For business owners who want specific, customized services appropriate to their unique business model and level of production, private and confidential consulting services are available on a flat-fee basis. Engagements begin with a personal consultation to assess the best approach, followed by a written proposal setting forth the specific deliverables.
|All of the services that FP Transitions provides are a part of the equity-management life cycle. The concept of equity management, first introduced to the industry in a white paper by FP Transitions, is focused on helping practice owners monitor, protect, and realize the value of their life’s work while providing for the long-term care and retention of the clients they serve. For a free copy of this groundbreaking white paper, please contact us at 800.934.3303.|