Welcome to the March 2016 edition of the STG Insurance Agency Sales Alerts. The M&A market activity in the segments of our focus is above average for this time of year. In our observation, the seller’s market for insurance agencies continues and is expected to be part of our lives for some time. Asking multiples in the last 12 months have been trending higher, as well.

In our view and experience, the most effective tactics in deal origination continues to be a multi-level and joint endeavor, using the national approach that STG provides in concert with the “boots on the ground” local market intelligence that only the client has access to. STG provides clients a number of additional tools to help access the 90% of the sellers that are not openly and publicly communicating their intention to sell.

The listings below are a sample of some of the new independent leads developed by our staff, discovered through our research or provided to us during the last 30 days. Upon request, we will provide our Registered Buyer clients access to previous month’s and off cycle listings.

SHOP B: Central, Colorado – A 18-year-old independent standard agency in a very desirable Colorado location. This agency has a full service offering of insurance products, and has specialty in Employee Benefits and Health Insurance. Asking Price $600K / Reported Revenue $300K

SHOP E: East Texas – An established independent mixed Standard and Non-Standard P&C general lines agency is now for sale. This shop holds appointments in Louisiana and Texas. Seller will consider some paper. Asking Price $700K / Reported Revenue $265K.

SHOP F: New Jersey – An 18-year-old insurance agency is for sale. This company is focused on commercial lines and has two locations. One location is based in New Jersey and one in Las Vegas, NV. Carriers include Travelers and Hanover. Asking Price $750K / Reported Revenue $325K.

Being associated with STG provides you access to the strongest array of insurance related M&A services, agency lending tools and financial services available to support your acquisition, perpetuation and operational needs in any part of North America. Please call us at (972) 395-8811 or contact us online for additional information on services and opportunities.