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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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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 – 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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Avoid Common Mistakes Agency Sellers Make

Five Common Mistakes Insurance Agency Sellers Make

Mergers and acquisitions are not for the faint of heart, and a successful transaction takes patience, careful planning, and rigorous due diligence. Many independent insurance agency owners looking to sell their agency underestimate the time and expertise involved in coordinating…

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