Our Valuable Buyers

Emphasizes Autonomy and Entrepreneurship

Hightower
CEO: Bob Oros
Chicago, IL
103BN
6
Full
  • Brand: Flexible, will permit co-branding period
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Would prefer ACQP to use their IM strategies.
  • CX: Flexible, up to the advisor
  • Practice
    Management:
    Centralized
  • Exit Plan: TBD
Overland Park, KS
17.5BN
35
Full
  • Brand: Flexible, will permit co-branding period
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Would prefer ACQP to use their IM strategies but not required – require a benchmark (mark can be customized)
  • CX: Must adopt client experience
  • Practice
    Management:
    Must be on portfolio management system
  • Exit Plan: TBD
Sanctuary Wealth
CEO: Jim Dickson
Indianapolis, IN
20BN
10
Full/Partial
  • Brand: Must adopt, willing to co-brand for a period of time
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Has a platform but is willing to let the advisor do central trading
  • CX: Financial planning centric
  • Practice
    Management:
    Has a practice management model but doesn’t require partners to endorse
  • Exit Plan: Strategic Sale, 5-7 Yrs
Perigon Wealth
CEO: Arthur Ambarik
San Fransisco, CA
3.3BN
13
Full
  • Brand: Must adopt
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Advisor can act as PM or Utilize central IM
  • CX: Advisor determined
  • Practice
    Management:
    Best Practices encouraged
  • Exit Plan: Strategic Sale, 5-7 Yrs
Miracle Mile
CEO: Brock Mosley
Los Angeles, CA
3.1BN
4
Minority + Full ACQ
  • Brand: Must adopt, Will Co Brand
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Has central IM, Ok to add your strategy
  • CX: Planning culture, Advisor directed
  • Practice
    Management:
    Best Practices encouraged
  • Exit Plan: Strategic Sale/ IPO 5-7 Yrs

Blend of Autonomy and Structure

EisnerAmper
CEO: Charles Weinstein
New York, NY
18
Full
  • Brand: Must adopt
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Would prefer ACQP to use their IM strategies.
  • CX: Must adopt client experience
  • Practice
    Management:
    Must be on portfolio management system
  • Exit Plan: TBD
Carson Group
CEO: Ron Carson
Omaha, Nebraska
22BN
36
Full
  • Brand: Must adopt
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Would prefer ACQP to use their IM strategies.
  • CX: Must adopt client experience
  • Practice
    Management:
    Must be on portfolio management system
  • Exit Plan: TBD
Montis Financial
CEO: John Yancheck
Waltham, MA
0.7BN
1
Full
  • Brand: Must adopt
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Would prefer ACQP to use their IM strategies.
  • CX: Must adopt client experience
  • Practice
    Management:
    Must be on portfolio management system
  • Exit Plan: TBD
Keen Wealth Advisors
CEO: Bill Keen
Overland Park, KS
0.8BN
1
Full
  • Brand: Must adopt
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Would prefer ACQP to use their IM strategies.
  • CX: Must adopt client experience
  • Practice
    Management:
    Must be on portfolio management system
  • Exit Plan: TBD
Edelman Financial Engines
CEO: Lary Raffone
Palo Alto, CA
290B
145
Full
  • Brand: Must adopt
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Would prefer ACQP to use their IM strategies.
  • CX: Must adopt client experience
  • Practice
    Management:
    Must be on portfolio management system
  • Exit Plan: TBD
Adviser Investments
CEO: Mario Ramos
Newton, MA
7.2BN
2
Full/Minority
  • Brand: Flexible, will permit co-branding period
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Would prefer ACQP to use their IM strategies.
  • CX: Must adopt client experience
  • Practice
    Management:
    Must be on portfolio management system
  • Exit Plan: TBD
SageView Advisory Group
CEO: Randall Long
Newport Beach, CA
176BN AUA
35
Full
  • Brand: Flexible, will permit co-branding period
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Would prefer ACQP to use their IM strategies.
  • CX: Must adopt client experience
  • Practice
    Management:
    Must be on portfolio management system
  • Exit Plan: TBD
Keel Point
CEO: Robert Mayes
Huntsville, AL
3BN
7
Full
  • Brand: Must adopt
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Would prefer ACQP to use their IM strategies but not required – require a benchmark (mark can be customized)
  • CX: Must adopt client experience
  • Practice
    Management:
    Must be on portfolio management system – Orion
  • Exit Plan: TBD
Pure Financial
CEO: Joseph Anderson
San Diego, CA
4.1BN
5
Full
  • Brand: Must adopt
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Has a platform but is willing to let the advisor do central trading
  • CX: Mass affluent subject to central trading
  • Practice
    Management:
    Strong Marketing Offer, Offers Tax Prep
  • Exit Plan: TBD
Beacon Pointe
CEO: Shannon Eusey
Newport, CA
24BN
33
Full
  • Brand: Must adopt
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Flexible, strong institutional grade portfolio management competence. Prefer partners utilize.
  • CX: Planning centric
  • Practice
    Management:
    Strong practice management competence and assistance for partners

  • Exit Plan Recap every 3-5 years providing internal liquidity
Alpha Star
CEO: Brian Williams
Charlotte, NC
1.5BN
4
Minority + Full (cash only)
  • Brand: Must adopt/co brand available
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Has a Platform, advisor can manage separately
  • CX: Guidance/ behavioral finance
  • Practice
    Management:
    Best Practices encouraged
  • Exit Plan: Internal Liquidity for Partners
JNBA Financial
CEO: Richard Brown
Minneapolis MN
1.5BN BN
3
Full + Minority
  • Brand: Must adopt
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Has a Platform, Flexible but Advisors asked to utilize
  • CX: Planning culture, Advisor determined
  • Practice
    Management:
    Best Practices encouraged
  • Exit Plan: N/A
Apollon
CEO: Michael Dolberg
Charleston, SC
2.5BN
21
Majority/ Minority
  • Brand: Must Adopt, Will Co Brand for period
  • ADV: Must Join ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Central
  • IM: Full Platform but open to advisor led, must centralize Trading
  • CX: Strong Planning Culture
  • Practice
    Management:
    Well defined but fleixble
  • Exit Plan: Strategic Sale/ IPO, 3-5 Yrs
BerganKDV
CEO: Dave Hinnenkamp
Minneapolis, MN
2.1BN
8
Full
  • Brand: Must Adopt
  • ADV: Must Join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Fully centralized
  • IM: Has a platform but willing to let advisor continue subject to central trading
  • CX: Planning Centric, FEE ONLY
  • Practice
    Management:
    Robust PM model aligned to support advisors
  • Exit Plan: Internal Partner Liquidity
Allworth Financial
CEO: Pat McClain, Scott Hansen
Sacramento Ca
14BN
17
Full
  • Brand: Must Adopt
  • ADV: Fully Join
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Fully Centralized
  • IM: Has a platform but willing to let advisor continue subject to central trading
  • CX: Mass Affluent/ Planning Centric
  • Practice
    Management:
    Strong Marketing Offer, Offers Tax Prep
  • Exit Plan: Multiple Recaps, Strategic Sale
Mariner Wealth Advisors
CEO: Marty Bicknell
Overland Park, KN
55.5BN
50
Full
  • Brand: Must Adopt
  • ADV: Fully Integrated
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Fully Centralized
  • IM: Has a platform but willing to let advisor continue subject to central trading
  • CX: Planning Centric
  • Practice
    Management:
    Strong Advisor Solutions Matrix (tax/Estate/Qual Plans/ Trust)
  • Exit Plan: None

Emphasizes Unified Brand and Process

Sequoia Financial Group
CEO: Tom Haught
Akron, OH
10BN
8
Full
  • Brand: Must adopt
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Has a Platform, Advisors must utilize, willing to add strategies
  • CX: Planning culture, Advisor determined
  • Practice
    Management:
    Required to adopt
  • Exit Plan: Must articulate strong desire to grow (nothing mandatory)
Centura Wealth Advisory
CEO: Derek Mason
San Diego CA
.6 BN
2
Full
  • Brand: Must adopt
  • ADV: Must join firm ADV
  • Operations/
    Tech:
    Centralized
  • IM: Must Adopt
  • CX: Planning Culture, UHNW
  • Practice
    Management:
    Flexible
  • Exit Plan: Must cater to UHNW client