Securities America has partnered with American National Bank in Omaha to make funding available for advisors acquiring other advisors’ practices, the firm announced today.

“Buyers often don’t have cash readily available to make the purchase,” said Kirk Hulett, executive vice president of strategy and practice management. “Securities America has the expertise and the financial resources to help buyers and sellers structure a deal that works for both of them.”

In the past five years, Securities America has assisted in 76 practice acquisitions totaling more than $1.5 billion in client assets, according to the firm.

In addition to financing, a dedicated practice listing site is available to advisors through its parent company, Ladenburg Thalmann. The joint  site lets Securities America’s advisors connect with each other and with advisors at Ladenburg’s other broker-dealers.