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Savant Capital Management expands footprint through acquisition

Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognised, fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, and one of the nation’s largest independent registered investment advisory (RIA) firms, today announced it has acquired Chicago-based D3 Financial Counsellors, a $290 million RIA firm.

Founded in 1997 by Donald Duncan, D3 Financial Counsellors is an independent, fee-only fiduciary financial planning firm based in downtown Chicago, with additional locations in Downers Grove, Illinois, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. D3 Financial Counsellors offers financial planning, portfolio management, and wealth management services to individuals and families, corporate executives, medical professionals, and business owners. This acquisition further strengthens Savant’s Chicago footprint by increasing its presence to six offices located in downtown Chicago, Downers Grove, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, St. Charles and Wilmette.

“As we continue to expand and identify future growth opportunities in Chicago and beyond, we look for RIA firms that are committed to the fiduciary standard – always acting in clients’ best interest,” said Brent Brodeski, Savant CEO. “D3 Financial Counsellors is an RIA firm that embodies fiduciary excellence and we are proud to welcome the entire team and their clients to the Savant family.”

Duncan, founder of D3 Financial Counsellors, added, “Our fiduciary standards, business philosophies, and team-orientated approach are well-aligned with Savant’s, making for an excellent match for the two firms and our clients. The partnership allows us to offer more comprehensive financial planning services to our clients, while continuing to do what we do best – helping to build ideal financial futures for our clients, team, and the communities we serve.”

The Savant and D3 Financial Counsellors acquisition became official at the end of September. The D3 Financial Counsellors team will continue to serve clients at its current locations in downtown Chicago, Downers Grove, Illinois, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Savant remains committed to growth by supporting future M&A opportunities, both in Chicago and nationwide. For more information, please visit: https://www.savantcapital.com/

About Savant Capital Management

Savant Capital Management is a leading independent, nationally-recognised, fee-only firm serving clients for 30 years with nearly $6.3 billion in assets under management. As a trusted advisor, Savant Capital Management offers investment management, financial planning, retirement plan and family office services to financially established individuals and institutions. Savant also offers corporate accounting, tax preparation, payroll and consulting through its affiliate, Savant Tax & Consulting.

Savant is regularly recognised among the top wealth managers in the United States. Savant was the recipient of the 2015 Best-in-Business IMPACT Award™, part of Schwab’s IMPACT Awards® program to recognise excellence in the business of independent financial advice. Savant has consistently received other industry recognitions including recently being featured on the Forbes’ top 200 financial advisors list, the Barron’s top 40 independent advisory firms list, being named the #9 rated RIA firm by Financial Planning magazine, and included in additional top advisors lists by Financial Advisor magazine and InvestmentNews.

Savant Capital Management is a Registered Investment Advisor. Savant’s marketing material should not be construed by any existing or prospective client as a guarantee that they will experience a certain level of results if they engage Savant’s services and may include lists or rankings published by magazines and other sources which are generally based exclusively on information prepared and submitted by the recognised advisor.

Savant Capital Management and its employees are independent of and are not employees or agents of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”). Schwab does not prepare, verify or endorse information distributed by Savant Capital Management. The Best-in-Business IMPACT Award™ is not an endorsement, testimonial endorsement, recommendation or referral to Savant Capital Management with respect to its investment advisory and other services.

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