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Transcend Accomplice Group Joins Lincoln Funding Planning to Purchase RIAs


Transcend Accomplice Group, a brand new consolidator of registered funding advisors led by two seasoned RIA executives, has partnered with Lincoln Funding Planning, a hybrid RIA and dealer/supplier to fund and produce to market a brand new wealth administration platform for fee-only RIAs.

Based in early 2022, Transcend is led by co-founders Scott Rister, CEO, and Paul Stetz, president. Every has spent greater than 20 years within the trade, serving in management at multi-billion-dollar RIAs in addition to with custodial companies Charles Schwab and Constancy. From 2018 to 2019, Stetz ran the M&A division for the extremely acquisitive Mercer International Advisors, which oversees greater than $30 billion in complete shopper property, and Rister spent almost three years as president at $3.5 billion RIA Budros, Ruhlin & Roe.

The agency will turn out to be subsidiary of Lincoln Funding Capital Holdings, the father or mother firm of Lincoln Funding.

“We had been on the lookout for an RIA resolution and located it in Transcend,” Lincoln CEO Ed Forst stated in a press release. “We now have been fascinated by alternatives to work with advisors to deepen relationships with present shoppers and proceed to draw new ones.”

Whereas Lincoln already operates as a hybrid agency with an RIA arm, they had been wanting so as to add a enterprise targeted completely on the fiduciary aspect of wealth administration, stated Rister and Stetz.

And Transcend has spent a lot of the final 12 months on the lookout for a accomplice with wealth administration expertise and capabilities earlier than finishing any acquisitions—one thing they’ve but to do.

“Lincoln has some center workplace performance that we’ll have the ability to leverage out of the gate and are non-disruptive to the staff and shopper expertise,” stated Rister. “Issues like HR, compliance, accounting and constructing different issues that advisors don’t actually wish to do. When it comes to constructing out the platform, we’ve taken the strategy that we’re going to construct it by acquisition.”

Transcend is at the moment in talks with a lot of bigger companies with institutionalized capabilities that may be leveraged and built-in into the nascent platform, he stated. Established companies with property north of $750 million and established enterprise fashions and types are additionally thought-about engaging targets, stated each companions, as are companies which can be invested in expertise.

“We’re aligning with companies who’ve thought in regards to the future expertise of the group,” stated Rister. “We do not essentially wish to must step in and work at a neighborhood stage with these companies, so the suitable companions for us are going to be ones which have already began to make that funding in expertise and the following technology of leaders—and we are able to come alongside of them and actually assist to enhance that going ahead.”

“It’s actually about empowering the prevailing management groups of our companions to proceed to execute on their technique with pretty minimal disruption,” agreed Stetz. “It’s an enormous a part of not solely our entity construction, however definitely additionally our deal construction. We would like our companions to proceed to be entrepreneurs and our construction permits them to proceed to do this in a significant approach.”

Acquisitions shall be 100% and embrace fairness, they stated, however accomplice companies received’t be required to undertake Transcend branding, restricted to its platform choices or topic to interference with respect to observe administration or funding methods.

“We most likely would not do a deal with out rolled fairness due to the truth that we’re not forcing any integration,” stated Stetz. “We expect if we’re all rowing in the identical course, all of us have a vested curiosity alongside of the capital accomplice to drive worthwhile development over the long run. The opposite factor of it’s the skill to supply fairness possession kind alternatives to the following technology of management in these organizations.”

Along with offering capital and an increasing menu of platform capabilities, Rister and Stetz stated they’ll put their very own expertise {and professional} reputations to work, leveraging relationships, expertise and credibility in service of accomplice companies.

“They carry deep relationships throughout the RIA ecosystem,” stated Forst, “and confirmed govt management to supervise the success of the brand new enterprise.”

Lincoln was launched to Transcend by DeVoe & Co., an funding financial institution dedicated to M&A inside the fiduciary wealth administration house.

CEO David DeVoe stated that managing director Francine Miltenberger recognized Transcend because the “excellent” accomplice for Lincoln.  

“Francine Miltenberger noticed the Transcend puzzle piece would allow Lincoln to take their inorganic development technique to the following stage,” he stated. “And Transcend’s technique of being a consolidator of RIAs would speed up with Lincoln’s long-term capital. A strong match with mutual advantages.”

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