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Helping small and medium-sized insurance agencies achieve their business goals, we offer a series of conversations focused on agency finance. Peter Friedman shares his experience as a specialty lender and invites guests to join him in discussions about the economy, finance, and the impact that capital can have on insurance agencies.

Helping small and medium-sized insurance agencies achieve their business goals, we offer a series of conversations focused on agency finance. Peter Friedman shares his experience as a specialty lender and invites guests to join him in discussions about the economy, finance, and the impact that capital can have on insurance agencies.

Location:

United States

Description:

Helping small and medium-sized insurance agencies achieve their business goals, we offer a series of conversations focused on agency finance. Peter Friedman shares his experience as a specialty lender and invites guests to join him in discussions about the economy, finance, and the impact that capital can have on insurance agencies.

Language:

English


Episodes

How Agency Financing Has Helped Agency Owners, Tales from the AgileCap Archives

9/24/2020
Peter and Kyle Castle, AgleCap Lending Advisor, talk about the ways that agency owners have been able to buy, invest, grow, and sustain their agencies through borrowing. This isn't a shameless plug for AgileCap, it's a series of tales from Kyle's lending experiences, that show how agency owners have been able to seize opportunities for growing their agencies, even when they had a hard time finding financing for one reason or another. It's worth listening to if you're an agency owner who's...

Duration:00:28:19

The Lending Landscape, part 2, with guest, Mike Wagar, SVP at Westfield Bank

8/3/2020
Peter and Mike discuss what it means to be a traditional lender, like a federally chartered bank. They talk about the importance of finding the right borrower-lender fit over the course of your agency's lifespan. Mike polishes up his crystal ball and he and Peter talk about the future of lending over the coming 12-24 months, and why it sometimes makes sense to inter-refer clients to other lenders, in the client's best interest.

Duration:00:26:59

The Lending Landscape, part 1, with guest, Kelly Drouillard, SVP at Live Oak Bank

7/30/2020
Peter and Kelly discuss SBA lending, the importance of finding the right borrower-lender fit, and the future of M&A and lending as the insurance industry enters an initial recovery phase from the COVID pandemic.

Duration:00:32:34

M & A Insights with guest, Sam Patterson

7/1/2020
Peter and Doug are joined by Sam Patterson of Springtree Group to discuss how to execute an acquisition as a buyer or a seller, when to bring in third party facilitators (lawyers and accountants, for example), when acquisitions tend to happen through a normal year, the impact that COVID has had on the M+A market and pricing, and the outlook for the insurance industry in a post-COVID world.

Duration:00:28:17

M & A: The What, Where, When, and How of Acquisitions.

6/8/2020
With a background as an acquisitions advisor to multibillion dollar corporations, Peter offers his insights into strategic growth through M&A. Whether you want to grow your agency in size, grow in a geographic area, or grow your product line offerings, a merger or acquisition could be a valuable strategy for your agency. Peter and Doug discuss various aspects of M&A that agency owners should be aware of when thinking about agency growth (Part 1 of 2).

Duration:00:19:06

How to work with a lender in times of trouble

5/8/2020
With the unforeseen pandemic we find ourselves in today, Peter and Doug discuss what agencies should know about working with a lender. Peter explains the criteria that lenders use in considering whether to make a loan, and how the criteria change in an economic downturn. He also shares information about how agency owners can best prepare their businesses for borrowing, in case they need funding during the coming months.

Duration:00:10:57

What could happen in the insurance agency world over the next several weeks, months, years?

4/24/2020
In this first episode, Peter is joined by Doug Burke, investment banker and advisor to the insurance industry, to discuss the US economy during this pandemic period and how it impacts the insurance agency industry in particular. There are some potential positives for insurance, as it tends to be a "recession muted" industry. And there are some potential downsides, as some sectors of insurance are more economically fragile. Peter shares insights into the possible timing of a recovery, and...

Duration:00:13:36