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Insurance Agency Merger & Acquisition Update: June 2019



Optis Partners, an Insurance Agency M&A firm, has compiled statistics and information on insurance agency M&A activity through the end of June 2019. Those who are active with insurance agency acquisitions put themselves at an advantage to acquire agencies in a competitive market by reading and studying this data. Information is power, sellers like dealing with people who are knowledgeable about the marketplace. 


2008 - 2019 Trending Information

by Timothy J. Cunningham & Dan P. Menzer

Optis Partners  

Quarterly M&A Activity 


Highlights of 1st Half 2019 YTD M&A Activity

  • 328 transactions in 1H-2019, up from 300 for 1H-2018

  • 665 transactions in the past 12 months

    - Highest of all time, well ahead of 637 from 2018

  • Acrisure led all buyers with 39 transactions thru June 30, 2019, but is their lowest total since 2016

    - Followed by Hub International (26), Patriot Growth and Assured Partners (21), Broadstreet Partners (18) and Gallagher (16)

    - Private Equity-Backed / Hybrid (“PE/Hybrid”) responsible for nearly two-thirds of all announced transactions in the past 12 months


Summary Agency Acquisitions by Year



Active Acquirers with 10 or More Deals in 2019



Active Acquirers with Over 20 Deals in Past 12 Months



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