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Sr. Analyst M&A Solutions

Job ID: R-020097 Date posted: 01/03/2022 Primary Location CA-San Diego Other Locations CA-Remote

Are you someone with a strong background/interest in end-to-end small business M&A?

Do you enjoy working in a unique, fast-changing, deal environment?

Excited to learn more? If so, then this could be the role for you!

LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 18,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Job Overview:

LPL Financial is seeking a strong applicant to join the Advisor Financial Solutions department to be part of our Advisor M&A team. The Advisor M&A team is in the process of constantly improving a new end-to-end platform for our advisors to access during M&A transactions and will play an instrumental role throughout the lifecycle of a M&A transaction.


  • Support Buy-side and Sell-side Advisor M&A Team with valuations, loan underwriting, pitch books, confidential information memorandums, complex deal structures, and other data analysis and performance metrics

  • Manage accountability of task assignments and targeted completion dates throughout the Buy-Side and Sell-side Process and utilize internal resources to ensure milestones are completed and advisor expectations are met

  • Become a specialist and subject matter expert in small business mergers and acquisitions, both in analytical deal-making deliverables and the operational processes of due diligence and integration

  • Lead in developing, continuously improving, and streamlining team processes and scalable solutions to service the growing demands for advisor M&A activity

  • Interact and deliver an excellent service experience to a wide range of stakeholders, including LPL advisors of varying size and scope, internal process stakeholders, and senior management

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaborators who can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client focused, team oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.


  • BA/BS degree in Finance, Business, or Economics (or a related discipline)

  • 2 - 5 years corporate finance,  investment banking, private equity, or corporate development experience preferred; strong knowledge of business valuations, underwriting, and integrations


  • Effective communication, presentation and writing skills; strong Excel and PowerPoint skills desired; experience with CRM tools such as Salesforce is a plus

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple deals/projects at one time, work within a team, take the initiative, show strong attention to detail, work comfortably with incomplete information, and deal with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment

  • Self-Driven individual with high level of motivation, positive attitude, commitment to excellence and integrity, and hunger to contribute to a growing team in a start-up-like atmosphere

Why LPL? 

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees.We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

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Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please log in or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE.

Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum.  During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card.  Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.

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