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LPL Financial Provides Solutions to Make Acquisition and Monetization Easier

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LPL Financial LLC, a leading retail investment advisory firm and independent broker-dealer, today announced at its Focus 2019 conference two new solutions designed to help advisors grow and protect the value of their business. Advisors seeking to grow through acquisition will be able to leverage an end-to-end solution designed to make it easier to maneuver through the multiple, complex steps of a deal. In addition, a portfolio of succession solutions are being designed to help advisors protect the value of their business. The two new solutions will build on the resources, expertise and capital available to advisors through LPL’s Advisor Financial Solutions.

Advisors seeking to accelerate their growth by acquiring other practices will be able to leverage a new solution that should make the deal process easier, faster and more cost effective.

“We want to be able to take as much work and complexity as possible off of the advisors’ plates, so they can stay focused on their core business. The M&A process is complex, and without experience, advisors are susceptible to spending unnecessary time and money,” said Greg Cornick, LPL Financial executive vice president, Finance and head of Advisor Financial Solutions. Advisors will have a single point of contact who can guide them through the deal process, including valuation, deal structuring, diligence, contracting and transitioning, with the goal of creating a smooth and cost-effective experience for both buyer and seller.

To help protect the value of an advisor’s business, LPL is developing a portfolio of monetization solutions, providing advisors peace of mind regarding their assets and their family, staff and clients. One solution, which will be available to all LPL advisors, would allow them to monetize their business in the event of an unplanned exit. Additionally, advisors will be able to access capital and resources to help them plan their succession or be able to monetize their business when they are ready.

Advisors also have access to capital from LPL to pursue their growth goals. With competitive terms and flexibility, advisors can access growth and acquisition loans. Lines of credit are available to advisors leveraging CFO Solutions, part of LPL’s suite of Business Solutions, which partners advisors with an LPL expert for financial planning and ongoing management of their business.

About LPL Financial
LPL Financial (https://www.lpl.com) is a leader in the retail financial advice market and the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer**. We serve independent financial advisors and financial institutions, providing them with the technology, research, clearing and compliance services, and practice management programs they need to create and grow thriving practices. LPL enables them to provide objective guidance to millions of American families seeking wealth management, retirement planning, financial planning and asset management solutions.

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA / SIPC.

**Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine June 1996-2019

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