Integrated Financial Partners has 135 financial advisers and 20 offices around the country. (More: Star broker Ron Carson is leaving LPL to jump to Cetera )
In a surprise move, Mark Casady stepping down as head of nation's largest independent broker-dealer.
Capital Financial Planning in Albany, N.Y., joining LPL's brokerage and RIA platforms with 18 advisers.
WealthPLAN Partners was with LPL for 27 years.
UPDATE: Bank of America's stock rally is far from over, analysts say
Investment bank called in to evaluate what LPL considered a low-ball offer, sources said. (Related read: LPL Financial's problems keep piling up )
Company said to be exploring strategic alternatives and is working with Goldman Sachs, Reuters reported. (Related read: LPL Financial's problems keep piling up )
UPDATE: As stocks go up, so does holiday spending