About our Assessment Services

A question that we often get from advisors is "How am I doing?" Because most advisors only have knowledge of their own practice, it is hard for them to put their own experience into context. They may wonder how the value of their practice compares to their peers, if they have good systems and procedures in place, and/or if they are handling the recruiting, hiring, compensating of their staff members correctly.

To help answer these questions, we have developed a number of assessments where our experts gather data about your practice and then provide you with specific answers about how your practice is performing. Our specific assessment services are listed below.

Business Valuations


The value of your financial planning practice may be your largest asset. Understanding what drives this value is critical to making good business decisions. Our M&A Experts have helped hundreds of financial advisors determine the market value of their practice. This information helps advisors become more strategic about their time, business investments, and future plans.

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Quick Online Assessment


Our online practice assessment was designed for advisors who are interested in exploring our services but don't know where to begin. This assessment requires less than 20 minutes and is meant to provide a high-level overview of the advisor's practice to identify strength and weaknesses. The KMG team will then make recommendations to help you determine if our services are right for your business.

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Human Resources Assessment


If you are an advisor who has recently hired an Associate Financial Advisor or other support staff, we strongly recommend that you have an HR Assessment completed to ensure that your practice is in compliance with state and federal laws. In addition, you will be confident that you are following protocol and best practices as an employer.

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In-Depth Practice Assessment


Our In-Depth Practice Assessment was designed for advisors who would like a fresh set of eyes on their practice. We complete a detailed evaluation of your practice - including a thorough review of the roles and responsibilities of each individual on your team. During this process, we identify your strengths and drill down to specific areas that need improvement. We then provide an analysis of our findings with specific recommendations.

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Service Overview

Financial advisors who use third-parties to help negotiate their deal terms usually report higher satisfaction with the end result. Our team has handled hundreds of practice sales, and we provide insight, structure, and best practices to one of the most important transactions you can make.

Get help from our team of professionals including:

•A Business Analyst who will conduct a valuation of the practice
•An M&A Expert who will help negotiate the deal terms
•An Executive Coach who will help construct a transition plan
•A Business Attorney who will draft an enforceable agreement between parties
•Our financing partners, if needed

Key Areas Addressed

  • Continuity & Legacy Planning

Cost of This Service


Cost: $7,995

The transaction is billed in two parts: a) 50% down payment to begin the Valuation and the terms negotiations process. Once the deal terms have been decided: b) 50% remainder prior to the engagement of the attorney. In the event the deal does not go through, the second half of the transaction can be cancelled; but the first down payment is non-refundable.