The Insurance Industry - Scaling Growth Through M&A


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March 26, 2024 5:30 PM - 8 PM EDT

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Dan Martin

Dan Martin

Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions

Dan Martin joined Acrisure’s Mergers and Acquisitions Team in April 2016 and works to support the company’s inorganic growth strategy through accretive acquisitions of quality independent insurance agencies and individual production talent. Dan focuses on sourcing, vetting, and executing transactions with potential Agency Partners and has worked on over 200 completed partnerships since joining the team. Prior to joining Acrisure, Dan was a part of Macquarie Capital’s insurance coverage team in Chicago focused on mergers, acquisitions and capital raises for clients in the insurance carrier, distribution and services space. Dan holds a BBA in Finance and a BA in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame.



Jake Thompson

Baldwin Risk Partners
Executive Director of Strategy & Partnerships

Jake joined Baldwin Risk Partners in 2020 and currently serves as Executive Director of Partnerships & Strategy. Jake is responsible for Partnership execution and due diligence activities in collaboration with BRP’s respective Division and Business Function leadership teams. Prior to joining BRP, Jake spent 4 years at Carousel Capital, a middle market private equity firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he focused on analyzing and executing new investment opportunities for the firm, along with monitoring portfolio company performance. Prior to his time at Carousel Capital, Jake spent 3 years as an analyst in the Middle Market Investing Banking division of Wells Fargo Securities.

Jake earned his BA degree in Spanish and Economics from Davidson College in Davidson, NC, and his MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Jake resides in Charlotte with his wife, son and twin daughters.


Billy West

ME Wilson Co.

Brian Hanrahan (Moderator)

Aon Risk Solutions
Vice President - Health & Benefits Consulting / Risk Consulting
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    Hosted by: ACG
    Tampa Bay

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    Schedule of events

    5:30 pm: Registration opens
    5:30 - 6:30 pm: Networking & cocktails/appetizers
    6:30 - 7:30pm: Presentation (bar closed)
    7:30 - 8:00 pm: Networking & cocktails resume

    The Insurance Industry - Scaling Growth Through Mergers and Acquisitions

    In the past two decades, the values and volume of insurance M&A deals have consistently increased across public and private sectors. Join us for an informative panel, moderated by Brian Hanrahan, Vice President of Aon and featuring Jake Thompson, Director of Strategy & Partnerships at Baldwin Risk Partners, Billy West, President of M.E. Wilson, and Shelby Cowley, Vice President, Merger and Acquisitions at Acrisure, as they delve into the following topics:

    • What aspects make M&A appealing to other insurance firms?
    • What factors do you consider when evaluating a merger/acquisition?
    • Share some noteworthy deals, both successful and unsuccessful.
    • How does the strategic approach differ between public and private companies?
    • What are your future plans and the industry outlook?
    • How can the ACG community offer support? What new deals are you seeking?