Globally, mergers and acquisitions have slowed dramatically as many independent agents question the benefits of M&A as a growth strategy in 2023. Activity is down by a staggering 45% from Q1 of 2022 to Q1 of 2023—and a whopping 60% from Q1 of 2021 to Q1 of 2023 according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.

So, what does this mean for independent agents?

Can they simply make adjustments, and continue pursuing their M&A strategies or should they pause outright? Are there even attractive deals out there?

We believe some incredible opportunities remain for agents who consider the bigger picture.

Read the full article, featuring Sean Kenny, SIAA’s Senior VP of Corporate Development, Published June 26, 2023 on