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Insurance Agency M&A Statistics through First Quarter of 2018



2018 1st Quarter

Agent / Broker Merger & Acquisition Update

by Timothy J. Cunningham & Dan P. Menzer

Optis Partners  


2008 - 2018 Trending Information 

Highlights of 2018 YTD M&A Activity

  • 142 transactions in Q1-2018, down from 186 in Q1 -2017
  • 567 transactions in past 12 months
    > 3rd highest of all time behind Q3 and Q4-2017
  • Acrisure led all buyers with 28 transactions
    > Followed by Hub (13), AssuredPartners (10), Alera (8), Broadstreet Partners (7), and Gallagher (6)
  • As evidenced by the top BuyeDrs, the Private Equity-Backed / Hybrid (“PE/Hybrid”) group of Buyers were the lead buyer segment, completing more than 60% of the total transactions

Summary Agency Acquisitions by Year


Active Acquirers with 5 or More Deals in 2018:


Quarterly M&A Activity


Quarterly Activity by Buyer-Type


Quarterly Activity by Seller-Type


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