Insurance Merger
Specialists

We take pride in helping insurance agencies owners realize their dream of selling or acquiring an insurance business. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is comprised of individuals who have over 75 years of independent agency, property & casualty consulting and banking/lending experience.

Our Team

Insurance Merger Specialists is comprised of a group of educated, talented, and experienced consultants. Our knowledge in the sale and acquisitions of insurance businesses including retail agencies, captive agencies, and MGA’s sets us apart from our competitors. We pride ourselves on our industry knowledge, transaction expertise and our hands on approach to every deal.

Satisfied Customers Say It Best

Ladd Bratcher

President

Greg and Amanda Hicks have assembled a team of professionals with a turnkey process. They walk you through the complicated details of the purchase or sell of an agency. I have endorsed Insurance Merger Specialists , LLC for my network of agencies. I highly recommend you give them a call.

Insurancemartinc.com | msinsalliance.com

Steve Kauger

CEO

My agency may not be the biggest, but when it came to selling, I was not sure how to handle it. Greg and Amanda made the process very simple for me. Their partner accountants helped me with getting my financials in order and helped with the allocation of assets for my tax benefit. I had spoken with another broker in the past, but when I spoke with Greg, I knew he was going to be able to help me. In fact, I still speak with him today and refer anyone I know to Insurance Merger Specialists.

Kauger Insurance 

John Smyre

President

From the very first inquiry for information on the asset to the finance and eventual closing, Greg and Amanda were there to assist and help facilitate a very complex transaction with confidence. This purchase has helped elevate our business model to the next level and has helped make future acquisitions possible.

We hope to use Insurance Merger Specialists services again in the future and highly recommend their services.

Savannahinsuranceadvisors.com

Jeff Hair

President & Commercial Producer

I'm not sure how anyone can buy or sell an agency without having people like Greg, Amanda and Jeff involved.

Buying or selling an agency of any size is very complex.  Greg and Amanda made the process as painless as possible.  Their in depth knowledge and experience of the insurance agency business model greatly helped both myself and the Seller. I won't do another deal without these guys.

Coleyinsurance.com

Michael Glick

President

Beyond 5 star firm! I have worked with Greg and Amanda Hicks for the last 13 months during the sale of my business.

They are absolutely the best in the business! I highly recommend using this firm, if you are looking to sell your business.

Glickins.com

Saundra K. Carney

President, Agent, and Owner Licensed in: NC, SC, GA, VA, TN, TX

Greg and Amanda Hicks, the owners of this company, are great folks to work with if you’re interested in merging your agency with another company...They all worked with me through the entire process. I really could not imagine any other company being better then these folks.

Earlcarneyinsurance.com

C. Merediethe (Mert) Adams Jr.

President

Greg and his team guide you through the difficult maze of selling your agency. I couldn’t be happier with the job they have done!

Adams Insurance Agency

Ron Parks

President

Greg and his team are true professionals in every way.  If you're a seller, you owe it to yourself to talk to them!!

Parks Insurance Group

Clark Farley

President

Many times people or services don't live up to the hype. Greg Hicks is an exception. I thought I knew what I was doing in selling my agency. I've been an agent for 46 years. I soon found out I know about selling insurance but I knew nothing about selling an agency. Without Greg, I would have been eaten alive. Don't even talk to anybody about selling till you talk to Greg.

Clark Farley Insurance Agency, Inc.

Jamie Santo

Agency Principal

From our initial conversations through the entire due diligence period, Greg was direct and truthful and set reasonable expectations about the process. I am grateful that I had IMS by my side as a business partner, the process was so smooth, efficient and profitable. Thank you again for all the guidance and support, Greg is a professional at how he approaches the entire process and I am thankful for working with him.

Santo Insurance

What’s Going On At Insurance Merger Specialists

Doing Business During a Global Pandemic: More Than Prepared

Doing Business During a Global Pandemic: More Than Prepared

We are facing an unprecedented time of uncertainty; global markets are seemingly on the downswing, face to face meetings are all but nonexistent, office staff are leading the teleworking charge by remaining hunkered down in their makeshift home offices- encumbered by...

How Do I Know If I am Ready to Sell My Insurance Business

How Do I Know If I am Ready to Sell My Insurance Business

Many circumstances govern whether or not it is time to consider selling your business.  This is often a very tough decision to make. Maybe you have poured your heart, soul, and resources into this venture for generations and want to see it succeed under new...

Now is the time to make a move

Next year the market will only have more sellers and prices will start dropping. Now is the time to sell your agency to get the best price.