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Structuring the Deal White Paper Structuring the Deal

One of the most common mistakes that financial advisors make in the merger and acquisitions (M&A) space is to treat every sale or acquisition target the same way. In this white paper we discuss the importance of applying the appropriate approach, documentation, and deal terms to each unique transition. 

Acquisition  |   External Sale |   Deal Structure


Organizational Structure Organizational Structure

As businesses evolve they tend to move into a structure in which value is attached to individual client books rather than to the business as a whole. The key to avoiding this is to set up an organizational structure that is an actual business unit instead of just an accounting conduit. This webcast explains how improper structure can be dangerous for the ongoing growth and value of your business.

Entity & Business Structure  |   Compensation


Industry Headwinds + M&A data Industry Headwinds + M&A Data 

In this webcast President David Grau Sr., JD & VP Eric Leeper, CFA explore current M&A database findings, the concept of attrition including what it means for your business' long term value, and how working towards a concrete plan will help you fare the headwinds–or avoid them all together.

Regulatory Issues  |   External Sale  |   Exit Planning


Merger White Paper Mergers: A Focus on the M in M&A

Mergers create an opportunity for two or more practices to come together, combining staff, strengths, and cash flows, expanding virtually overnight into a larger, stronger business. In this white paper you will discover how different mergers can work for you plus a comprehensive strategy for executing a successful merger.

Business Growth  |   Acquisition  |   Next Generation


Morrone Success Story - Succession and the Family Business Succession & the Family Business - Client Success Story

Choosing a successor who is a part of your family doesn’t mean the process becomes 10 times easier. It requires the same careful planning to ensure ownership of the business ends up in the right hands. Tom and Paul Morrone have always been a close father / son unit, but Tom still instisted that Paul earn his ownership.

Internal Succession  |   Next Gen Talent 


What is a Lifestyle Succession Plan? What is a Lifestyle Succession Plan?

Many advisors begin the planning process too late, and their practice begins to lose value drastically as they begin to slow down. In this FP Webcast, President and Founder David Grau Sr., JD addresses how to execute a proper succession plan, from thinking realistically about your time to harnessing second-generation.

Internal Succession   |   Exit Planning


Lifestyle Succession Plan White Paper The Lifestyle Succession Plan

A "Lifestyle Succession Plan" is an internal transition that reflects the way most advisors work, live, and eventually retire. The idea is to set up a gradual transition from one generation of owners to the next. This plan reflects the values and needs of the founders while building an enduring business.

Internal Succession |   Business Growth


A Seller's Checklist A Plan for Sellers Checklist

The decision to sell your business doesn’t just jump into your head one day. It takes months, perhaps years of consideration. Just as making the decision takes time, so does the actual process–and the preparation for it. This extensive checklist is designed to help guide you through your options, get your ducks in a row, and understand the realities of this detailed, and often emotional, journey.

External Sale  |   Deal Structure & Documentation