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Has the insurance M&A bubble deflated?

November 2, 2023

A recent report from OPTIS Partners’ M&A database revealed a notable drop in announced insurance agency mergers and acquisitions during the first three quarters of 2023. The figures show a decline to 534 transactions, down from 729 in 2022, marking a significant decrease.

The report covers sales of US and Canadian agencies dealing with property and casualty (P&C) insurance, as well as those managing both P&C and employee benefits or solely employee benefits. The data from 2022 onwards also encompasses life/financial services, consulting, and other businesses associated with insurance distribution.

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