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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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#1
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
Private Client

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.

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

April 2021 INSURICA  Oklahoma Business Insurors Agency, LLC Acquisition INSURICA  has acquired Oklahoma Business Insurors Agency, LLC

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Oklahoma Business Insurors Agency, LLC

March 2021 The Hilb Group, LLC Star Insurance Agency Acquisition The Hilb Group, LLC has acquired Star Insurance Agency

MarshBerry was financial adviser to The Hilb Group, LLC

February 2021 Financial Institutions, Inc. Landmark Group of Brighton, Inc. Acquisition Financial Institutions, Inc. has acquired Landmark Group of Brighton, Inc.

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Financial Institutions, Inc.

January 2021 Sunstar Insurance Group, LLC  a privately-held insurance agency in Missouri Acquisition Sunstar Insurance Group, LLC has acquired  a privately-held insurance agency in Missouri

MarshBerry was financial adviser to the Seller

January 2021 AssuredPartners, Inc. Murray Insurance Associates, Inc. Acquisition AssuredPartners, Inc. has acquired Murray Insurance Associates, Inc.

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Murray Insurance Associates, Inc.

January 2021 GCP Capital Partners, LLC  ALKEME Holdings, LLC Acquisition

GCP Capital Partners, LLC has invested in ALKEME Holdings, LLC

MarshBerry was financial adviser to ​GCP Capital Partners​, LLC

January 2021 Hub International Limited Christiansen Insurance Group, LLC Acquisition Hub International Limited has acquired Christiansen Insurance Group, LLC

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Christiansen Insurance Group, LLC

December 2020 World Insurance Associates, LLC Two Rivers Insurance Company, Inc. Acquisition World Insurance Associates, LLC has acquired Two Rivers Insurance Company, Inc.

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Two Rivers Insurance Company, Inc.

December 2020 BRP Group, Inc. Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, Inc. Acquisition BRP Group, Inc. has acquired Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, Inc.

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, Inc.

December 2020 The Hilb Group, LLC privately-held insurance agency in Michigan Acquisition The Hilb Group, LLC has acquired privately-held insurance agency in Michigan

MarshBerry was financial adviser to the Seller

December 2020 XPT Group International Property & Casualty Insurance Brokers of Nevada, Inc. Acquisition XPT Group has acquired International Property & Casualty Insurance Brokers of Nevada, Inc.

MarshBerry was financial adviser to International Property & Casualty Insurance Brokers of Nevada, Inc.

December 2020 American Insurance, Inc  a privately-held insurance agency in North Dakota Acquisition American Insurance, Inc  has acquired a privately-held insurance agency in North Dakota

MarshBerry was financial adviser to the Seller

December 2020 Heffernan Insurance Brokers Porter & Curtis, LLC Acquisition Heffernan Insurance Brokers has acquired Porter & Curtis, LLC

MarshBerry was financial adviser to Porter & Curtis, LLC

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E&S MARKET STRENGTH TO CONTINUE IN 2021

U.S. E&S insurance sector continues its healthy pace of growth with the top 3 stamping offices reporting strong premium increases in 1Q21.