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Punter Southall Aspire acquires JDP Financial Services 

Punter Southall Aspire, a leading investment, savings and workplace pensions company, has acquired JDP Financial Services, a well-established firm of independent Chartered Financial Planners.

Based in Bedford, JDP provides tailored financial advice for individuals, families and retirees. The acquisition will further grow Punter Southall Aspire’s personal financial planning arm. The firm offers a fully integrated financial advice service and investment administration platform for both employers and individuals with access to a SIPP, master trust, ISA and general investment account, as well as wealth management solutions.

JDP brings £220m Assets Under Advice to Punter Southall Aspire, taking the total at the firm to £4bn.

This is the second IFA firm Punter Southall Aspire has acquired this year. It acquired Oxford IFA Focus Oxford in June and the company plans to acquire other firms in the future as part of its strategy to become a national personal financial planning business.

Steve Butler, CEO of Punter Southall Aspire, said: “We are delighted to have completed the acquisition of JDP Financial Services. It is a high quality chartered financial planning business, with excellent advisers offering a range of services for individuals including at retirement. This is an important acquisition for us and a milestone in our journey to becoming a nationwide personal financial planning business.”

John Cleverley, Managing Director of JDP, added: “We are delighted to become part of Punter Southall Aspire. There are many synergies between our companies in terms of values and outlook. This deal will enable our clients to benefit from greater levels of investment and wealth management solutions, offered by a larger team and supported by cutting-edge technology solutions.”

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