Insurance Merger Specialists

IMS, led by Greg Hicks, provides M&A advisory services to insurance agency owners. We take great pride in leveraging our years of industry knowledge, expertise, and Buyer network to help maximize your company’s value.

Our Team

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Satisfied Customers Say It Best

Ron Smith


Greg & his Team are the best. I would not have had the success we had without them. Thanks

Consultative Insurance Group |

Kindra Smith


I can not give enough positive feedback for Greg and his team, including the CPAs with NicholsCauley. Their personal service delivered with professional experience and guidance is simply priceless. I would advise any individual considering selling their business to go through this process with Insurance Merger Specialists--at the very least, you will be a better business owner as a result of the experience; at the very best, you are in the best possible financial situation.

Consultative Insurance Group |

Harry Insley


Greg Hicks and his team were top notch from the beginning to the end of our merger. They positioned us for success every step of the way. Their expertise and knowledge was spot on.

Insley Insurance |

Matt McClure


IMS, LLC was wonderful to work with. Timely, professional and easy. They will assist you every step of the way.

McClure Insurance Group |

Karl Woods


These folks kept our best interest at the fore front of negotiations and delivered on every promise, great outcome and excited to partner up with Acrisure going forward. Thanks to Greg Hicks and his entire team !

Woods Agency Inc

David Perry


Outstanding Professional Service with a great team support. They provided me direction and assisted me with many decessions needed in the pricess of a M&A. I would recommend Greg and his team to anyone needing a professional team.

Perry Insurance Group |

Joe DeFinis


Incredibly great at what IMS does, they are honest and hard working!

The DeFinis Agency |

Greg Masters


Greg and his team are Terrific!! They made a complex transaction easy. I would highly recommend them.

Masters Insurance Group |

John Lee


Really enjoyed working with Eryk Johnson and Greg Hicks as well as Charles Thompson they all assisted me through a long and complicated process.

John C Lee Insurance Group |

Greg Houston


I had a great experience working with IMS. They represented me in a professional manner and looked out for my best interest. I would recommend them to anyone!

Greg Houston Insurance Inc |

Dan Vincent


Simply amazing. This was something new for us but Greg, Eryk, and the entire Team helped us better understand the processes and tactical implementations to satisfy (and exceed) the buyers expectations. We would have been lost and totally at the mercy of the buyer without their help. The end product was worth waiting for and we most emphatically recommend IMS.

Med-Care Senior Insurance Solutions |

Ladd Bratcher


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. |

Steve Kauger


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


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.

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.

Michael Glick


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.

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.

C. Merediethe (Mert) Adams Jr.


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


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


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

Gary Blaustein

Agent Broker

Insurance Merger Specialists clarified my vision for future growth of my Insurance Agency. Greg's team spent endless time with me to make the process fluid and transparent. The team at IMS is extremely professional, informed and insightful. Insurance Merger Specialists operates at a World Class Level and I would strongly recommend partnering with them.

Gary Blaustein Associates

Tony L. Johnson


Extremely professional dedicated and hard working folks who sincerely seek out the best fit and opportunity for your business. They have worked will [sic] with us and provided valuable counsel.

Tony L. Johnson Insurance Agency

Kelly Bonanni

Assistant Manager

Greg and his team are the best in the business!!! If you are thinking about selling your agency you need to call Insurance Merger Specialist. Greg and his team are professional, honest, hard working, and treat you like family. I would like to give a special thanks to Eryk for all his guidance and help with each step of the process. You guys are rock stars!!!

Mountain Pacific Insurance

Rod Walthers

Principal Agent/CEO

Simply put, Greg and his team are amazing! Over the years I've completed several small acquisitions on my own, however when it came time for selling my agency, it became a completely different ballgame. Through his team's efforts, we were able to restructure our expenses, and improve our overall financial performance. These efforts led to receiving much higher offers than if I would have would have tried to sell it myself.
Thanks again Greg, you're the BEST!

Mountain Pacific Insurance

John Ferullo

Principal Agent

Insurance Merger Specialists team was great to work with. I would recommend them to any one considering selling their agencies.

Ferullo Insurance Agencies

Jason White


Greg and his team were great to work with and never disappointed. Greg, Shylee and others answered any questions I had or got the answers quick. I wouldn't use any other group.

The Jason White Insurance Agency

Franck Fargo


They spent more time with me then anyone they had ever worked with! They have a Great Team and special thanks to Shylee. Their devotion to us and persistency was unmatched. Call them they are worth every penny.

Fargo Insurance Group

Lisa Fargo

Principal Agent

Greg, Amanda, Eryk and Shylee were great to work with and we could have not done it without this team. RECCOMMENDED HIGHLY!

Fargo Insurance Group

Victor DeVito

Agency Owner

After 35 years an incredibly hard decision and process was made a lot easier! From start to finish a tremendous thorough job... I was never uninformed, provided many options and my "hand was held" through the entire transaction. I can't say enough about the team and the process. Highly recommend!

Victor F Devito Insurance Agency

Renea Rowland

Agency Owner

IMS offers such a valuable service to business owners. They make any process easier to understand and implement. I strongly believe that they add value to what they are doing! You will be glad you used them even as you are paying the fee! Worth every penny!

Rowland Insurance Agency

Stephanie Mattox


Greg and his team at Insurance Merger Specialists were helpful, extremely responsive, and absolutely instrumental in our ability to successfully close a deal with the right partner. Can't recommend them enough!

Kilgro & Associates, Inc

Jason Halpert

Agency Owner

The IMS team was extremely thorough and patient throughout every step of our five month agency transition process. I never would have achieved the life-changing outcome on my own. Worth every penny!

Halpert Insurance & Financial Services

Abe Jaroslawitz

Agency Owner

From the first call with Greg, I was confident that I am in the right place.
his team was amazing - what looks like a dream to happen became a reality.

Peace of Mind Insurance Brokerage, LLC

Ash Rabon

Agency Owner

I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with the entire team at Insurance Merger Specialists LLC. I can't imagine what it would have been like to sell my business without the expertise that Greg and his folks bring to the table. I am very thankful.

Rabon Insurance Agency, Inc