Looking to strategically acquire small ($10mm - $25mm AUM) books (or blocks of books) of to add to our existing advisory / planning platform that generates close to $1mm of revenue per year. We are a financial planning (for a fee) first firm, and then implement second. We have a financial planning unit that generate 25-30 plans a year for new clients, on top of the ongoing plans we oversee.
I have previously purchased 2 blocks of business ($5 and $10mm blocks) and one entire business of close of $90mm, so I have experience in transitions and acquisitions. We have easy access to acquisition funds if there is a strong desire to sell or transition out of the business over the next few years.
We manage about $145mm of AUM, 80% is fee based with mostly Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) and other low cost institutional funds and ETFs. We do some charity and philanthropic planning, and have 13 401K plans currently in force. WE also have a strong life insurance and LTC offering as the financial plans uncover the need for the clients.
I currently have 22 years of experience and I'm credentialed with the CFP and AIF designations.