Buy and sell or wait and see? When it comes to agent/broker mergers and acquisitions, it all depends on who you’re talking to. On one hand, the bad economy and soft insurance market have negatively affected agency valuations, resulting in a sluggish market. On the other hand, the threat of expiring Bush-era tax breaks–and the presence of tempting acquisitions for buyers who have access to financing–could spur more potential dealmakers to get off the fence and do a deal before the tax breaks are history.

To get a 360-degree view of the current M&A landscape, AA&B spoke with five different experts on the market.

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