Charles Schwab expects branch closures and job cuts when it closes its TD Ameritrade deal. Here's a look at exactly where the 2 brokerage giants have the most overlap.

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Charles Schwab expects branch closures and job cuts when it closes its TD Ameritrade deal. Here's a look at exactly where the 2 brokerage giants have the most overlap.

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Schwab expects to save around $1.8 billion to $2 billion with the acquisition, some of which will come from getting rid of overlapping roles.

  • In the largest securities-brokerage deal on record, Charles Schwab is expected to close on its $26 billion acquisition of one-time rival TD Ameritrade during the second half of this year.
  • The firms' executives have said they are set to combine branches, though it's not yet clear where the changes will take effect.
  • Business Insider has mapped out each firm's US branches to illustrate regions where the two firms' branches overlap. Scroll down for an interactive version of both US branch networks. 
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The Charles Schwab-TD Ameritrade tie-up is set to shatter records for its size, remake the brokerage and custodian industries, and usher in a wave of branch closures and job cuts.

Schwab already eliminated 600 jobs, or 3% of its workforce, last year amid what its finance chief called a "more challenging environment."

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The $26 billion deal, which is the largest securities-brokerage deal on record, according to Dealogic data, is expected to close during the second half of 2020. The firms' executives have said they are set to combine branches, though it's not yet clear where the changes will take effect.

Business Insider has mapped out each of the two firms' 600-plus branches, utilizing their official lists of branch locations, to illustrate regions where the two firms' branches overlap. Schwab's network is around double that of TD Ameritrade's. 

"There are some elements like branch consolidations and real estate decisions that we expect will be decided and achieved relatively quickly," Peter Crawford, Schwab's chief finance officer, said on a call with analysts in November to discuss the deal.

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Schwab expects to save around $1.8 billion to $2 billion with the acquisition, some of which will come from getting rid of overlapping roles, the firm and TD Ameritrade said in a joint statement about the acquisition. 

The two firms disclosed in filings in late January that the Department of Justice's antitrust division had requested more information about the deal, which they called customary and will now extend the DoJ's review period. 

TD Ameritrade and Schwab have significant overlap in states like California, where Schwab is headquartered, and in Texas, where the firms said they will take their new combined headquarters.

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Meanwhile there are some states where TD Ameritrade has a presence, like in West Virginia, where Schwab does not; and in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Puerto Rico, Charles Schwab has branches, where TD Ameritrade does not.

 

 

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