Partnering with financial planning business owners to customise their succession.

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We provide an exit pathway for owners of Financial Advisory firms to preserve the integrity built over many years of exceptional service to their clients.

Broadleaf was inspired by the all-too-many peers who had come to regret the way they exited their companies. We thought there must be an alternate path and set out to create one. The alternative needed to solve two problems:

  • Financial Advisory owners with limited exit options being forced into the arms of banks, corporates or large dealer groups
  • Younger advisers wanting to become owners, but not yet having the resources.

The Broadleaf model focuses on acquiring financial advisory firms with aligned values, and helps facilitate the transition from the incumbent owners to younger advisers who don’t yet have the capital to buy out their bosses. And in the process aims to help drive the rise of independent unconflicted advice in the industry.

Clients deserve to be able to trust high quality providers independent of product sales and we’re passionate about doing everything we can to make this happen.

Get in touchWhy succession

Succession that builds on your vision whilst adding value

Continued Growth and Value

When you begin a journey with Broadleaf, you and your business leverage the collective wisdom of Broadleaf’s community of owners and industry veterans. Sharing best practices and together aiming to build on your legacy of quality, integrity and trust.

Increase resilience

Broadleaf builds resilience by utilising an operating system that enables future succession and business resilience through improved systemisation, processes and knowledge management.

Multi-Stakeholder Succession

Wanting the best outcomes for all stakeholders involved in your business can be a concern when considering succession. Broadleaf looks to balance the interests of owners, investors, advisors, employees and clients to provide a successful outcome for all.

The Broadleaf Process

Partnering long term for an optimal transition
Identify whether the values and culture of Broadleaf is a match for you as a succession partner and make a decision on whether you want to invest the time in developing a custom succession plan and sell a majority stake of your business.
Work collaboratively through the complex pathway of offers, negotiation, due diligence and settlement of the business whilst maintaining a strong relationship throughout. Transition to new ownership on the basis agreed in the custom succession plan.
The typical goal in year one is to sustain the business performance, ensure the business continues to operate as normal without disruption and all relationships are maintained and ideally strengthened. In many instances it will not be apparent there has been a change of ownership, Broadleaf will try to minimise disruption and only seek to be involved where it is of assistance.
Dependent on your succession plan, start to talk about developing or recruiting advisers / leaders, utilising the Broadleaf network and method as well as capital if required to merge in talented people with established client bases as sub-acquisitions.
Once the agreed earn out period is complete, you have the option to continue in the current role, take on a new position in a more flexible role, be more involved in mentoring, consulting, reduced hours or a clean break from the business.
Through the snow ball effect of long term sustainable growth Broadleaf believe significant value can be created without sacrificing exceptional client experiences and by upholding the values and integrity of the business.
Broadleaf have a long term horizon and an employee ownership model that encourages and finances future leaders into ownership of the business. The leaders continue to build on the operating system that enables greater resilience and sustained performance for generations to come.

“How can we work together to help make the financial planning industry stronger & more equipped for Australia’s future?”

The market for financial planning services is forecast to grow but the pool of qualified advisers is shrinking due to increased regulatory standards. How can we continue to support the financial planning industry so we can all grow as one and give back to our communities.

Explore Our Resources

Broadleaf resources to help

you plan your succession:

Mapping your succession path

Identify what it is you want from your succession using the Broadleaf questionnaire developed for financial planning business owners and founders.

Business Resilience Assessment

This resource helps you determine the resilience of your business as it currently stands.

Are you ready to consider the next step?

It all starts with a discussion.