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Sigma Financial Corporation / Parkland Securities, LLC and Succession Resource Group Partnering to Expand M&A Resources to Advisors

Nov 13, 2015 8:51:12 AM

(PORTLAND, OR – November 13, 2015) – Succession Resource Group, Inc. (SRG), the industry leader of acquisition and succession solutions for financial advisors, is pleased to announce a new strategic alliance with Sigma Financial Corporation (Sigma) and Parkland Securities, LLC (Parkland), broker-dealers based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The alliance is designed to raise awareness and provide access to tools and expertise to ensure every Sigma and Parkland advisor is leveraging practice acquisition and succession planning as short- and long-term growth tools.

The new affiliation aligns the goals of SRG and the Sigma & Parkland broker-dealers by helping their advisors value, refine, protect, grow, and eventually transition their most valuable asset – their businesses. As independent broker-dealer industry leaders, Sigma/Parkland’s involvement with SRG will help their most tenured advisors value their businesses and implement their succession plans so that when the founders of these advisory practices decide to slow down and retire, their practices continue to grow while they find successors. The Sigma/Parkland alliance with SRG can also help younger advisors grow their practices through strategic acquisitions. According to Jennifer Bacarella, Director of Firm Development for the broker-dealers, “We have many advisors going through the stage in their careers when they are looking at their next step. By partnering with SRG, we are providing them additional options for valuing their businesses so they can find the right successor advisor and funding source to complete their succession plans.”

Founder & CEO David Grau Jr., MBA of SRG said his firm is excited about the alliance with Sigma and Parkland and the opportunity to support these industry leaders since SRG, Sigma/Parkland, and their advisors’ goals are all so closely aligned. “Despite the amount of press succession planning has been getting these last few years, very few companies have taken any tangible steps toward helping make sure effective plans are in place. Our partnership will help ensure that Sigma and Parkland advisors are not left to retire through attrition or having to list their clients for sale online,” said SRG’s president David Grau Jr. He went on to say, “The expertise and resources of our company [SRG], combined with Sigma and Parkland’s internal commitment to their advisors, is a powerful combination and will ensure that they stay ahead of the pack with proposed model rules on contingency and succession planning on the horizon.”

Sigma & Parkland advisors are provided succession planning information, including links to SRG as one of their featured third-party service providers, through proprietary, non-public internet sites.

About Sigma Financial Corporation

Sigma Financial Corporation – member FINRA / SIPC – is one of the Midwest’s premier independent broker-dealers and a nine-time winner of Investment Advisor Magazine’s poll as broker-dealer of the year. Sigma provides comprehensive financial planning tools, solutions, and services supporting its representatives’ efforts in guiding their clients toward financial success.

About Parkland Securities, LLC

Parkland Securities, LLC – member FINRA / SIPC – is an independent broker-dealer run parallel with Sigma Financial Corporation. Parkland has been a privately owned, full-service broker-dealer that has focused on providing a comprehensive financial services platform dating back to 2002.

For more information on Sigma or Parkland, visit or

Contact: Jennifer Bacarella, Firm Development | Phone: (888) 744-6264, ext. 4540 | Email: | Branch Address: 300 Parkland Plaza, Ann Arbor, MI 48103


About Succession Resource Group (SRG)

Succession Resource Group is a consulting firm committed to helping financial advisors with their acquisition and succession needs. Founded and led by David Grau Jr., MBA, a succession planning consultant for nearly a decade working with financial professionals, SRG provides turnkey customized acquisition and succession planning solutions to a variety of professional service firms nationwide, helping both individuals as well as providing firm-wide solutions for broker-dealers and custodians. SRG’s suite of services includes business valuation, contingency planning, business structuring and equity compensation strategies, succession planning, acquisition/seller search and sales support (including personal consulting, deal structuring, tax strategies, checklists, transition packet, and comprehensive customizable form contracts), and personalized consulting for industry experts.

For more information on Succession Resource Group visit:

Contact: Kristen Grau | Phone: (503) 427-9910 | Email: | Branch Address: 18676 SW Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin, OR 97062

To view the PDF Version of the Press Release, please follow the link: Sigma Parkland_SRG Press Release November 2015

David Grau Jr.

Written by David Grau Jr.