Charlotte, NC; September 23, 2020 – DecisionPoint, a leader in M&A advisory services for middle-market technology companies, announced today that its client, IFS, a Charlotte-based leading provider of service request automation solutions for client onboarding, asset movement, maintenance and advisor transitions, has been acquired by iPipeline, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry.

 

 “In the current COVID-19 pandemic, advisors need digital technology more than ever to overcome the business obstacles. Tim Parsons and his team at IFS have done a remarkable job of creating and delivering innovative and automated alternatives to less productive manual and outdated processes, and this is contributing in a huge way to driving advisor sales into today’s environment,” said Larry Berran, CEO, iPipeline. “The acquisition positions iPipeline to offer next-generation low code/no code products to Financial Institutions, Broker-Dealers and RIAs along with our AFFIRM®, iGO® e-App and Laser App® products to substantially expand the advisor tools in our SSG Digital® platform. Their workflow engine is second to none in the industry and contributes in a huge way to ensuring the necessary suitability reviews have taken place for compliance. I am excited to welcome Tim and his team to iPipeline.”

 

“Larry and his team have assembled an impressive platform through internal development and strategic acquisitions executed during the past 12 years. I am pleased to see our IFS product offerings fitting in as valuable components in their low code/no code platform strategy,” said Tim Parsons, President and CEO, IFS. “We have focused on adding new integrations and features to our products while insisting on simplicity and a consistent advisor experience to keep our Broker-Dealer and RIA customers on the cutting edge of digital enablement. I look forward to working closely with Larry’s team, increasing the value of the SSG Digital Platform for our collective customers, and further growing iPipeline’s network to foster industry collaboration.”

 

The acquisition enables iPipeline to further simplify and automate business activities and increase efficiency for advisors working at Financial Institutions, Broker-Dealers, and RIAs. Tim Parsons, President and CEO at IFS, will be joining iPipeline’s team.

 

DecisionPoint M&A advisory services acted as the exclusive sell-side advisor to IFS in the transaction.

 

About IFS

 

IFS is the leading provider of automation solutions for Client Onboarding, Asset Movement, Maintenance, and Advisor Transitions. The company’s service request automation solutions are deployed at some of the world’s largest brokerage, wealth, banking and insurance companies. IFS’s solutions are powered by the IFS Automation Platform, enabling rapid creation, customization and deployment of automated service request solutions for any service delivery channel. To learn more about IFS, please visit www.ifsautomation.com.​

 

About iPipeline

 

iPipeline is a leading provider of low code, cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry. Through our SSG Digital, end-to-end platform, we accelerate and simplify sales, compliance, operations and support. We provide process automation and seamless integration between every participant in our ecosystem including carriers, agents, general agencies, advisors, broker-dealers, RIAs, banks, securities/mutual fund firms, and their consumers on a global basis. Our innovative solutions include pre-sales support, new business and underwriting, policy administration, point-of-sale execution of applications, post-sale support, data analysis, reporting, user-driven configuration, consumer delivery and self-service, and agency and firm management. To learn more about iPipeline, please visit www.ipipeline.com.​

 

About DecisionPoint

 

DecisionPoint is a unique leader in M&A advisory services for middle-market technology companies and their venture capital investors in the software, services, cleantech, biotech, healthcare IT and communication sectors. For additional information on DecisionPoint, visit www.DecisionPointINT.com.

For further information, contact: Tom Wilson, Managing Partner; (704) 560-1415; ;twilson@decisionpointint.com.

DecisionPoint Advises IFS on Acquisition by iPipeline