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Mariner Wealth Advisors acquires Viewpoint Financial Network

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Opalesque Industry Update - Mariner Wealth Advisors, a national wealth advisory firm, announced the acquisition of California-based Viewpoint Financial Network, its 14th deal to close in 2021. The firm embarked on an aggressive growth strategy in July of last year following a minority stake acquisition by private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners, adding nearly $13 billion in assets under advisement (AUA) throughout the last two quarters. The deal with Viewpoint Financial Network adds to Mariner Wealth Advisors' fast-growing national footprint with an office in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and another office in the San Francisco Bay Area.

"As we kick off 2022, I'm grateful for the tireless work of our associates and continued loyalty from our clients, which made this past year of unprecedented growth possible," said Marty Bicknell, CEO and president of Mariner Wealth Advisors. "It's a privilege to welcome the talented Viewpoint Financial Network team to our family."

Viewpoint Financial Network has 39 years of experience bringing clients holistic financial planning and wealth management services, overseeing approximately $950 million in AUA. Its dedicated team boasts a wide-ranging background of expertise from investment, retirement, and divorce services to estate and tax planning. Joining Mariner Wealth Advisors will enable it to expand capabilities, including tax and estate implementation services, trust and insurance services, retirement solutions for businesses, and more.

"We've always been focused on putting the clients' needs at the forefront of our decisions," said Benjamin Wong, founder and principal of Viewpoint Financial Network. "Mariner Wealth Advisors also follows a client-first mission. Not only do they put their clients first, but they also share our values of integrity and offering world-class service, and joining their team is the right step in continuing to serve our clients for generations to come."

Viewpoint Financial Network assumed the Mariner Wealth Advisors name when the deal closed on Dec. 30, 2021. These are Mariner Wealth Advisors' eighth and ninth offices in California, bringing its nationwide tally to 67 offices in 31 states. Wong will continue to oversee the two offices as managing director and senior wealth advisor, and all 15 associates with Viewpoint Financial Network will continue in their current positions.

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