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Think Value Creation.

Time to Sell or Transfer Ownership. When it comes time to putting a plan in place and executing on it, MarshBerry helps you maximize the return on all those years of hard work.

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Creating value may be the most important factor for a successful business.

The decision to sell or perpetuate can be difficult. The experienced MarshBerry Advisory team can help you navigate the decision and the process with a balanced combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis.

What is my firm worth?

Should I Sell my firm?

Should I Transfer ownership within my firm?

How do I ensure there is a plan in place after the deal?

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Transferring Ownership | Perpetuation

Perpetuation Planning is a continual process that enables a fluid transition of management, leadership, production and ownership of your firm. Learn more about transferring ownership of your firm.

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Selling My Firm

From preparation to deal execution MarshBerry can be a tremendous asset to your firm. You get the most experienced and #1 ranked M&A Sell-Side Advisory services in the insurance brokerage sector. Learn more on selling your firm.

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Why MarshBerry?

Creating Value may be the most important factor for a successful business. Whether your dream is to sell or pass on a thriving business value creation makes a big difference. Learn more on services and industries.

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M&A Sell Side Advisor (1999-2019) as Tracked by S&P Global Market Intelligence
500+
M&A Transactions since 1995 with the 100 largest brokers of U.S. Business as identified by Business Insurance
835
Total M&A Transactions Advised on Since 1999
210+
Bank-related Insurance M&A Transactions Since 1997
194+
Benefit Agency Transactions with More Thank $2.1B of Transaction Value Advised on Since 2008
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The advice we got through the transaction was invaluable. MarshBerry was by our side the entire time. They know our people, our culture, they’ve been to our office. MarshBerry also played a key role in our arriving to the decision to sell and who to sell to. When we first engaged with MarshBerry, we said, ‘We don’t want the whole world coming in here. You know us. Culture is very, very important. Bring us who you think would be a cultural fit.’ They boiled it down to seven firms.

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Private Client

MarshBerry had deeper insight into the market than we did. They had expertise at negotiating value and they sourced qualified buyers. The timeline on the process was right and they prepped us well for conversations.

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Contact the Advisory Team

MarshBerry’s team of advisors are thought leaders and experts in the insurance brokerage industry. As a client, your firm benefits from their combined hands-on experience and professional designations in finance, accounting and economics. No matter what your needs are, they have the understanding to craft a personalized solution.

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Phil Trem
President - Financial Advisory
Christopher Darst
Managing Director
George Bucur
Director
Wayne Walkotten
Executive Vice President
Phil Trem
President - Financial Advisory

As President of MarshBerry's Financial Advisory Division, Phil brings extensive knowledge in merger & acquisition (M&A) advisory and operations, specifically in the business and technology arenas and is a trusted partner for buyers and sellers who depend on his proficiency at deal negotiation, due diligence, deal execution and integration planning. His experience encompasses the full life cycle of an M&A transaction, and he works hard to provide clients with a seamless, comprehensive experience.

Christopher Darst
Managing Director

Christopher Darst joined MarshBerry in 1998 as a Financial Analyst responsible for the preparation of business valuation reports, perpetuation plans, and general consulting projects. In 2001, he moved to California to help launch the Dana Point office. With increased experience and responsibility, Chris expanded his responsibilities to include merger and acquisition ("M&A") work for various MarshBerry clients.

George Bucur
Director

Focusing on specialty distribution and markets within MarshBerry’s Financial Advisory practice, George brings to MarshBerry extensive knowledge in merger & acquisition (M&A) transactions. In addition to being a trusted advisor to sellers and buyers within the specialty insurance arena, George provides valuation, succession planning, strategic planning, financial benchmarking and other financial consultative services.

Wayne Walkotten
Executive Vice President

Wayne Walkotten joined MarshBerry in 2001 as Vice President/Senior Consultant in charge of the company’s Michigan office. In addition to merger and acquisition services, agency valuations and financial management planning, he has assisted a number of banks with their entry into the insurance arena and focuses a significant amount of time with clients in the Employee Benefits area.

September 2021 PCF Insurance Services a privately-held insurance agency in Pennsylvania Acquisition PCF Insurance Services has acquired a privately-held insurance agency in Pennsylvania

MarshBerry was financial adviser to the Seller

September 2021 Acrisure, LLC a privately-held insurance agency in Missouri Acquisition Acrisure, LLC has acquired a privately-held insurance agency in Missouri

MarshBerry was financial adviser to the Seller

September 2021 Marsh McLennan Agency Vaaler Insurance, Inc Acquisition Marsh McLennan Agency has acquired Vaaler Insurance, Inc

MarshBerry was the financial adviser to Vaaler Insurance, Inc.

August 2021 Alera Group, Inc. Risk Consulting Partners Acquisition Alera Group, Inc. has acquired Risk Consulting Partners

MarshBerry was the financial adviser to Risk Consulting Partners

August 2021 Risk Strategies Danna-Gracey Acquisition Risk Strategies has acquired Danna-Gracey

MarshBerry was the financial adviser to Risk Strategies

August 2021 BRP Group, Inc. TCG Financial Holding Company, LLC dba The Capital Group Acquisition BRP Group, Inc. has acquired TCG Financial Holding Company, LLC dba The Capital Group

MarshBerry was the financial adviser to TCG Financial Holding Company, LLC dba The Capital Group

July 2021 Alera Group, Inc. Fringe Benefit Analysts Acquisition Alera Group, Inc. has acquired Fringe Benefit Analysts

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Alera Group, Inc.

July 2021 PCF Insurance Services Rice Insurance, LLC Acquisition PCF Insurance Services has acquired Rice Insurance, LLC

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Rice Insurance, LLC

July 2021 Scottish American FastComp.com, LLC Acquisition Scottish American has acquired FastComp.com, LLC

MarshBerry was the financial adviser to FastComp.com, LLC

July 2021 Scottish American Kaliff Insurance Acquisition Scottish American has acquired Kaliff Insurance

MarshBerry was the financial adviser to Kaliff Insurance

July 2021 BRP Group, Inc. RogersGray, Inc. Acquisition BRP Group, Inc. has acquired RogersGray, Inc.

MarshBerry was the financial adviser to RogersGray, Inc.

June 2021 AssociatedPartners, Inc. Sterling Insurance Group Acquisition AssociatedPartners, Inc. has acquired Sterling Insurance Group

MarshBerry was the financial adviser to Sterling Insurance Group

June 2021 Abry Partners Socius Insurance Services, Inc. Acquisition Abry Partners has acquired Socius Insurance Services, Inc.

MarshBerry was the financial adviser to Socius Insurance Services, Inc.

May 2021 Alera Group, Inc. Lamb Insurance Services Acquisition Alera Group, Inc. has acquired Lamb Insurance Services

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Alera Group, Inc.

May 2021 Hub International Limited Ion Insurance Corporation Acquisition Hub International Limited has acquired Ion Insurance Corporation

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Hub International Limited

May 2021 Hub International Limited Conover Insurance Services, LLC Acquisition Hub International Limited has acquired Conover Insurance Services, LLC

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Conover Insurance Services, LLC

May 2021 Alera Group, Inc. Direct Benefits, Inc. Acquisition Alera Group, Inc. has acquired Direct Benefits, Inc.

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Direct Benefits, Inc.

April 2021 Alera Group, Inc. Bell Insurance Services, LLC Acquisition Alera Group, Inc. has acquired Bell Insurance Services, LLC

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Alera Group, Inc.

April 2021 The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers a privately-held insurance agency in Florida Acquisition The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers has acquired a privately-held insurance agency in Florida

MarshBerry was financial adviser to The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers

April 2021 Hub International Limited Wyoming Financial Insurance Acquisition Hub International Limited has acquired Wyoming Financial Insurance

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Hub International Limited

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Although the environment is highly favorable for insurance brokerages to sell, some owners are still not utilizing an advisor.