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Succession Resource Group is a boutique succession consulting firm based in the Pacific Northwest, serving clients across the country. SRG was founded by David Grau Jr., MBA in 2012 after nearly a decade of helping advisors with valuation and succession planning. SRG's team of experts leverage their industry expertise, combined with best-in-class resources, to help advisors, agents, and accountants manage the equity in their businesses...

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2019 Advisor Mergers & Acquisitions Annual Review

By David Pan on Jan 21, 2019 8:00:13 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (Jan. 21, 2019) — Succession Resource Group, Inc. (SRG) is publishing its fifth annual review on the M&A activities of RIA and securities professionals, recapping 2018 deal data and trends drawing on $88 million in third-party advisor sales and $6.7 billion in AUM transferred[1]. Based on the deals completed in 2018, total deal volume was up 37% and is expected to continue to increase into 2019, poised to see record deal volume should there be any major sustained market corrections. Other key findings listed in the 2019 Advisor Mergers and Acquisitions:

Topics: selling Press Release
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SRG Closes Berman Investment Advisors Deal with The Mather Group

By David Pan on Nov 30, 2018 8:00:23 AM

Portland, Ore. (Nov. 30, 2018) - Succession Resource Group (SRG) is excited to announce the sale of their client Steve Berman of Berman Investment Advisors (Berman) to The Mather Group (TMG) who was recently listed on InvestmentNews Top 25 Fastest Growing $1 Billion+ RIAs list and Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisor list.

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Bloomfield Hills Financial Closes Third Deal with SRG

By David Pan on Oct 16, 2018 8:00:09 AM

Portland, Ore. (Oct. 16, 2018) – Succession Resource Group (SRG) is excited to have facilitated Bloomfield Hills Financial (BHF) with the completion of its third acquisition, representing a combined $428 million in acquired assets under management with offices in five states.

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Succession Resource Group Gives Free M&A Consulting at 2018 LPL Focus Conference

By David Pan on Jul 23, 2018 12:05:44 PM

Free Consultation Pre-Registration is open for Conference Attendees

Portland, Ore. (July 19, 2018) – Succession Resource Group (SRG) is excited to participate in the 2018 LPL Focus Conference in Boston, MA, from July 29 to August 1, and will be bringing three industry experts to provide free one-on-one consultations in their private meeting area at booth #30. These sessions will be focused on providing advice from experts with more than 30+ of combined experience who work with LPL advisors everyday.

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Advisor Succession Experts Obtain Valuation Certification

By David Pan on Nov 8, 2017 3:33:37 PM

Portland, Ore. (November 8, 2017) - Succession Resource Group (SRG), the leading provider of succession and valuation services to advisors, is pleased to announce that Kristen Grau, CPA, CVA has earned the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).

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Nicole Sinclair Reaches Five-Year Mark with SRG

By David Pan on Sep 13, 2017 2:39:59 PM

“Congratulations Nicole, and thank you from all of us at Succession Resource Group. We have been honored to work with you and have you a part of our team these past five years. Your focus on assisting clients, dedication to timeliness, and sense of humor are a wonderful asset to our team and clients!” – The SRG Team

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Succession Resource Group – Five Years in the Making

By David Pan on Sep 13, 2017 2:36:26 PM


Portland, Ore. (September 13, 2017) – As we close out August, this now marks the five-year anniversary of Succession Resource Group (SRG), a consulting firm dedicated to help financial service professionals value, improve, protect, grow, and plan for the transition of their business. Founded in 2012 by David Grau Jr., SRG has grown to a team of eight dedicated professionals and was recently included in Portland Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies.

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Succession Resource Group Ranked in Oregon’s 2017 Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies

By David Pan on Jun 26, 2017 12:44:35 PM

Portland, Ore. (June 26, 2017) – Succession Resource Group, Inc. (SRG), a Portland based succession consulting firm, is proud to be ranked as one of Oregon’s fastest growing private companies in the Portland Business Journal’s top 100 list.

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2016 Advisor Merger & Acquisitions Data Press Release

By David Pan on Feb 20, 2017 6:29:47 PM

(PORTLAND, Ore. — Feb. 20, 2017) Succession Resource Group, Inc. (SRG) published its third annual review of advisor acquisition activity, recapping 2016 data highlights and trends, drawing on more than $46 million dollars in third-party aggregate advisor sales prices ($5.6 billion in aggregate AUM transferred). SRG presented its findings to a live audience in its presentation titled, “2016 Financial Advisor Merger & Acquisition Annual Review” providing the status of the macro environment for deals completed in 2016 (excluding data from internal succession plans) for independent Registered Investment Advisors and Registered Representatives. Based on SRG’s data, the average sale price for financial services firms held steady in 2016, with no change in the year-over-year growth in value paid per dollar of recurring revenue (referred to as the recurring gross revenue multiple), and a slight decline in the year-over-year growth in value paid per dollar of commission revenue (referred to as a non-recurring gross revenue multiple).

Topics: M&A Review Press Release
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First Affirmative Financial Network LLC Aligns with Succession Resource Group

By David Pan on Feb 7, 2017 9:50:13 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. – Succession Resource Group, Inc. (SRG) is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with First Affirmative Financial Network LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of FOLIOfn, Inc., specializing in sustainable, responsible, impact investing. Through the new partnership, SRG will expand the available succession resources, expertise, access to tools and information, as well provide reduced fees as a new partner with advisor succession planning.

Topics: Press Release SRG Partners