Insurance Agencies for Sale

Independent Agencies Sales Alerts – August 2018 Edition

The independent insurance agencies seller’s market continues to be prevalent as summer winds down. We attribute the continuing strength in agency M&A activity to significant consumer and market confidence in this space and the general strength of the U.S. economy. Overall agency valuations are improving, primarily because of heavy pressure by the increasing number of well-funded bidders in the market including strong Private Equity interest, coupled with the many National players purchasing successful agencies. This buyer pressure, combined with historically advantageous interest rates and positive multiple arbitrage are driving up asking prices for most agencies. The listings below are a sample of some of the independents discovered through our research or provided to us during the last 30 days.

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May 2018 Off-Cycle Independent Agencies Sales Alert

Our research staff at Springtree Group has been very busy the first half of 2018, sourcing independent agencies for sale in various parts of the country. We have outstanding opportunities for you to consider that we did not want to wait until the June Sales Alert before giving you the chance to take a look. Please move fast if you are interested.

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Independent Insurance Agencies for Sale Alert – January 2018

As 2017 drifts into the rear-view mirror, the memory of potential buyers contacting Springtree Group (STG) in November and December wanting to close a deal “before the end of the year” was notable. We unfortunately needed to advise clients that in most cases there is simply not enough time to professionally complete a complex deal unless the transaction was intended to be all cash. The lesson for us is to advise buyers to begin as early as possible. The lesson for you is that it’s never too soon to start planning!

The listings below are samples of some of the new or changed independent agency listings developed through our outreach, research or provided to us during the last 30 days. Upon request we will provide our clients access to previous month’s and off cycle listings.

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Independent Agencies Sales Alert – December 2017

Welcome to the final edition of Springtree Group’s sales alerts for 2017! The current year has solidified itself as another record year for insurance agency M&A activity. In our view, agency ownership transitions will continue to accelerate. The current network of agency owners is dominated by owners in their 60s and 70s. If you happen to be in mid-career, you may be ideally positioned to benefit from the transition of agencies over the next few years. The lack of succession planning within the current ownership ranks is significant and will benefit those that are ready, practiced and financially prepared.

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Independent Insurance Agency Sales Alert – November 2017

Market conditions for mergers and acquisitions remain very active within the insurance distribution sector. All indications are that these tendencies should continue for the foreseeable future, as aggressive private equity-backed buyers continue to drive the market. It is also no secret that these trends are, in turn, driving up overall agency valuations. Our sources for potential opportunities for prospective agency buyers come through our in-house and external research groups, custom built outreach programs and direct contact by sellers. Our pipeline is supplemented by our large network of sell-side business brokers, industry consultants, attorneys, our lending underwriters and broken financing deals. The listings highlighted here are a small sample of some of the new independents discovered through our research during the last 30 days.

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Independent Insurance Agency Sales Alert – August 2017

The independent agency seller’s market continues to be prevalent, likely due to significant consumer and market confidence combined with moderate interest rates for buyers, while the captive agency market is neutral. The listings below are a sample of the independent insurance agencies for sale discovered through our research during the last 30 days.

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Independent Insurance Agencies Sales Alerts – June 2017 Edition

National insurance agency M&A activity so far this year is trending on par with the hectic pace experienced in 2015 and 2016.Our research reveals several key primary drivers, including the participation of even more private equity groups, relatively low lending interest rates, and demographics the current agency owner population. Leveraging our relationships with more than 5,000 sell side intermediaries, along with in-house and outside research, and other sources, we have put together this month’s list of the latest independent insurance agencies for sale.

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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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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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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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Independent Insurance Agency Sales Alerts – November 2016 Edition

Recently released Q1 2016 M&A activity statistics revealed that the first quarter of 2016 was the second most active quarter for M&A transactions in the past 10 years. All indications are that these tendencies should continue for the foreseeable future, as aggressive Private Equity backed buyers continue to drive the market. It is also no secret that these trends are in turn also driving up overall agency valuations.

The listings below are a sample of some of the new independents discovered through our research during the last 30 days. Upon request, we will provide Registered Buyers access to previous month’s and off cycle listings.

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Independent Agency Sales Alert – October 2016

The M&A market for insurance agencies continues to push upward with the strengthening of multiples and strong activity. The seller’s market for independent agencies is still prevalent and we have also noted a firming trend in the market for Captive shops in the last six months. Private Equity continues to be a strong driver of the strength, with nearly 80% of the larger reported transactions coming from PE-backed firms.

The listings below are some of the independents discovered through our research or provided to us during the last 30 days. Upon request we will provide our clients access to previous month’s and off cycle listings.

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Insurance Agency Sales Alerts – September 2015 Edition

Welcome to the September edition of the STG Insurance Agent Sales Alerts. As we close out the third quarter of 2015, middle market buyers continue to be enthused about buying opportunities, primarily because of four critical motivations:

1.) Gaining critical mass to leverage expenses, commission structures and contingencies
2.) Entering new geographic market areas and to gain new insurance markets
3.) Back filling organic growth gaps
4.) Better utilization of operating efficiencies / specialty resources

The listings below are a sample of some of the agencies uncovered through our research or provided to us during the last 30 days. Upon request, we provide our Registered Buyers access to previous month’s and off cycle listings.

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Independent Insurance Agencies for Sale – April 2014

Welcome to the April edition of the STG Insurance Agent and Broker Sales Alerts, listing independent insurance agencies for sale nationwide. The M&A market activity in the segments of our focus has shown strength as we finished the first quarter. The seller’s market continues; however, we have seen mounting evidence that buyers are being very rational with their purchases and overvalued agencies are setting in the market wanting for buyers.

The hard P&C market continues to be with us and we anticipate it to endure for the foreseeable future. The healthcare market is softening from previous levels, however the biggest note is the lack of the feared collapse of the small employee benefits agency sector as a consequence of the ACA that some were predicting.

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Insurance Agencies for Sale – January 2014 Independent Agency Listings

Welcome to the first edition the STG Insurance Agent and Broker Sales Alerts for the New Year! We are excited to see tremendous opportunities with independent insurance agencies for sale across several parts of the country. Middle market buyers continue to be enthused about buying opportunities because of four critical motivations:

  • To gain critical mass
  • Enter a new market area
  • Back fill organic growth gaps
  • Better utilize operating efficiency / specialty resources

In our view, the most effective tactic in acquisition target development is a multi-level and joint endeavor, using the national approach that STG provides in concert with the “boots on the ground” local market intelligence…

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Texas Insurance Agencies for Sale – November 2013

Welcome to this special edition of the STG Independent Agent and Broker Sales Alerts, featuring Texas insurance agencies for sale. Periodically we will send out a notice on opportunities off cycle. This year we have had particular interest in the Texas market place. A number of agencies have already sold or are in contract in Texas this year. Our partners have asked that we advise you of the following three shops which recently came back on the market. These shops are highlighted because the owners would like to see a deal happen prior to year end, which would generally mean a cash deal at this time of the year.

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Insurance Agencies for Sale – November 2013 Edition

Welcome to the November edition of STG’s Independent Agent and Broker Sales Alerts, with the latest updates on independent insurance agencies for sale nationwide. Direct access to sellers can be difficult because sellers open exposure of their desire to sell can be a concern due to the impact this information could have on insurance carriers (markets), employees, clients and the competition. As reported by our strategic partner, Marsh Berry, only 10 percent of all deals in the $1MM range are publicly known.

New activity for this time of year is average with normal deal size trending down. Most large deals that are to be completed in the current year are committed and pushing for close.

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Independent Insurance Agency Sales Alerts – October 2013 Special Edition

Welcome to a Special Edition of the Springtree Group Independent Agent and Broker Sales Alerts. Springtree Group (STG) works with financial institutions that find themselves in a receivership position with Agencies and Brokerage firms. These relationship includes the FDIC in situations in which a bank in receivership owns an insurance operation. We were advised that the agency below was up for bid a couple weeks ago, but because of the short bid notice we declined to openly distribute. However, on October 15th, the FDIC reported that they would allow STG to communicate to our clients that they are providing an additional two weeks for you to declare your interest.

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Independent Agencies Sales Alerts for October 2013

Welcome to this month’s edition of the STG Independent Agencies Sales Alerts. Activity for this time of year is normal. The sellers’ market for the acquisition of independent agencies persists. Middle market buyers continue to be enthused about buying opportunities because of four critical motivations.

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