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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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How to increase the value of your business before you sell your insurance agency

How to Increase Your Agency Value Before You Sell

When it comes time to sell your insurance agency, you want to get top dollar for the business. Whether a prospective buyer agrees with you about what the agency is worth is a different matter. The current practice for agency valuations is more complicated than just calculating a multiple for retained commissions. Discover what prospective buyers are looking for, and how to drive significant value for the business in anticipation of a sale.

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