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Acquisition There were 328 announced insurance agency M&As in first-half 2019. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The steady increase of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the insurance industry and aggressiveness of buyers in recent years hasn’t let up in 2019, new data shows. In the first half of 2019, there were 328 announced insurance agency M&As, up from 300 M&A transactions in the first half of 2018, OPTIS Partners reports.

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