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Mid-Year Insurance Agency M&A Statistics



Mid-Year Insurance Agency M&A Statistics

Highlights of 2018 YTD M&A Activity

by Timothy J. Cunningham & Dan P. Menzer

Optis Partners  


  • 280 transactions in first half of (“1H-2018”), down from 333 in 1H-2017
    2nd highest half-year total, behind only 1H-2017
  • Activity count is down from 2017, but buyer aggressive behaviors remain at all time high
  • 558 transactions in past 12 months
    4th highest of all time behind 12-month totals from Q3 and Q4-2017 and Q1-2018
  • Acrisure leads all buyers in 1H-2018 with 41 transactions
    by Hub (33), AssuredPartners (19), Gallagher (15) and Alera and Broadstreet Partners (14 each)
  • Private Equity-Backed / Hybrid (“PE/Hybrid”) group of Buyers completing more than 67% of the total transactions


Summary Agency Acquisitions by Year


Active Acquirers with 10 or More Deals in 2018:


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