Lincoln Trust Acquires Pension Consulting Firm

June 12, 2012 ( - Lincoln Trust Company has acquired Independent Pension Consultants, Ltd. (IPC), a regional plan administration and consulting firm based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

IPC specializes in providing plan design, daily administration and consulting. Lincoln Trust Chairman and CEO Bob Beriault said Lincoln Trust’s acquisition of IPC complements the firm’s existing business and expands its national footprint to include an established presence in the Upper Midwest market. Once the acquisition is completed, Lincoln Trust will service more than 2,300 qualified plans and well over $3 billion in assets under administration.  

Lincoln Trust is continuing to look for acquisition opportunities to fuel growth. Last November, the company purchased Fringe Benefit Administrators, LTD, a retirement plan administrator in Metairie, Louisiana (see “Lincoln Trust Acquires TPA”).   

Earlier this year, the firm sold its self-directed IRA division to PENSCO Trust Company in order to prepare itself for future expansion in the defined contribution (DC) marketplace (see “Firms Combine Alternative Assets Capabilities”).