We reported last year that global M&A in the insurance sector was rebounding after a decline resulting from the financial crisis. Now, the OPTIS Partners’ M&A database has reported a record high for North American insurance agency M&A in Q1 2016.

OPTIS reveals that an all-time high of 107 deals involving North American agencies were announced in Q1. Many transactions are unreported, meaning that there were likely even more deals.

This comes on the heels of OPTIS’ findings that 2015 was a record year for North American M&A, with 451 transactions.

The majority of transactions were carried out by private-equity … Continue Reading