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Independent Agency Sales Alerts – May 2017 Edition

Private Equity money continues to pour into the insurance space. Primarily because of this significant PE activity in the insurance M&A marketplace, acquisition values are at all time highs. In this competitive acquisition market, it takes a concentrated mix of tactics and quick reflexes to develop adequate deal flow. The listings below are a sample of some of the new independents discovered through our research during the last 30 days.

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Should you buy a book of business?

Why Buy a Book of Business?

If you dream of running your own insurance agency, you can follow various paths to make the vision a reality. You could start from scratch and build your client base, purchase an established agency, or purchase a book of business. The latter option often provides an easy point of entry for brokers who are just starting out, as well as a cost-effective option for those who want to expand an existing agency quickly.

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Exit Your Insurance Agency Gracefully

How to Plan a Graceful Exit from Your Insurance Agency

A good business exit strategy can take years to come together, because businesses are the least liquid investment you can make. Much of the value of your insurance agency resides in intangible elements, like your relationships with vendors and clients, your ability to manage employees, your attention to detail, and your vision for the future. If you are considering selling your insurance agency, you need a great exit strategy to ensure that you get the full value of your business.

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Independent Insurance Agency Sales Alert – March 2017

The M&A market activity in the segments of our focus is average for this time of year, and we see the seller’s market for insurance agencies continuing for some time. Asking multiples in the last 12 months have been trending higher. The listings here are a sample of the new independent leads developed by our staff, discovered through our research or provided to us during the last 30 days.

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So You Want to Buy an Insurance Agency

So, You Want to Buy an Insurance Agency?

Demand from individuals wanting to buy an insurance agency has been strong for the past several years, which is great news for sellers. The flip side is that the seller’s market can make it hard for buyers, who are facing more competition and need to be savvy to get a good value. If you are considering an insurance agency acquisition, here are a few factors that can help you distinguish a great deal from a bad egg.

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January 2017 Off-Cycle Sales Alert

Off-cycle Sales Alert: Prescott Arizona – Standard, Independent P&C, full service agency is now available. This is a fantastic opportunity for a buyer to purchase a full service, independent, standard P&C agency in beautiful Northern Arizona. This independent agency was…

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Independent Insurance Agency Sales Alert – January 2017

As 2016 drifts into the rear view mirror, the memory of potential buyers contacting STG in November and December wanting to close a deal “before the end of the year” was noteworthy. The development work for most transactions typically takes a few months from inception to closing. If buying an insurance agency is in your business plan for 2017, we recommend that you start the procurement process now to complete your acquisition during this calendar year. The listings here are a few the new or repriced independent agencies for sale discovered through our research or provided to us during the last 30 days.

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