insurance agency

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 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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Leverage technology to improve efficiency and agency profitability

Using Technology to Boost Agency Profitability

When it comes to leveraging new technologies in business, many insurance agency owners are still in the Industrial Age. Fewer than half of all independent insurance agents use e-newsletters, text messages, social networks or instant messaging, according to last year’s Insurance Digital Transformation Survey, which polled more than 4,300 independent insurance agents nationwide. The majority also admitted that their business lacked key technology tools, like client portals and claims download. Given that digital tools are practically ingrained in the DNA of Millennial clients and commonly used by Gen Xers, agency owners and brokers who omit these options could not only fall behind the competition, but flat out miss reaching a significant segment of the marketplace.

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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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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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