Independent Agencies Sales Alert – January 2015 Edition

Welcome to the first edition of your STG Insurance Agency Sales Alerts for 2015. Although the year has just begun, the end of 2015 will be here before you know it. There is a common saying that “timing is everything,” and as the last fourth quarter of 2014 drifts into history, the number of potential buyers contacting STG in November and December wanting to close a deal “before the end of the year” was noteworthy. We sadly must advise them that in most cases there is simply not enough time to professionally complete a procedure that is so complex.

The process for most transactions typically takes four to six months from inception to closing. So, if buying an insurance agency is in your business plan for 2015, we recommend that you seriously consider starting the procurement process now to complete your acquisition during this calendar year.

The listings below are a sample of some of the new 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.

SHOP A: West Virginia — A well-established 34-year-old independent Personal lines – Annuity, life and disability agency is for sale. Licensed in 17 States. Relocatable and can be run from home or office. Book of business with over 5,000 PIF. Seller will carry some paper. Asking Price $270K / Reported Revenue $300K.

SHOP B: Southern Louisiana — An established 14-year-old multi-line independent insurance agency. This agency markets life, health, P&C, auto, home and general liability insurance. Seller will consider selling land and building if buyer is interested. Asking Price $110K / Reported Revenue $60K.

SHOP F: Arizona — A 29-year-old life and health insurance agency / book of business is now for sale. This shop has a history of profitability and year after year growth in the benefits business. This business includes over 900 PIF. This looks like a book of business buy for a quick bolt on opportunity to expand into the benefits space. Reported Revenues $200K / Asking Price $650K.

SHOP L: Washington — A 15-year-old independent P&C insurance agency is now for sale. Primary markets include The Hartford, Travelers, Safeco, and others. Unique and profitable agency. Clients in OR and WA. Uses the HawkSoft Agency Management System. Asking Price $250K / Revenue $123K.

Other opportunities not included in this sampling are available in North Carolina, South Carolina, north and south Florida, Alabama, southern California, and Texas. Being associated with STG provides you access to the strongest array of M&A, agency lending tools and financial services available to support your acquisition, perpetuation and operational needs in any part of North America. Please call 972-395-8811 or contact us online for additional information on services and opportunities.