Expert Insurance Agency Appraiser and M&A Transaction Advisor
INSURANCE AGENCY APPRAISAL
Comprehensive expert insurance agency valuation, M&A transaction execution, and capital services that you and your agency can trust.
Mr. Hayes is exclusively focused on providing business valuation, M&A and capital services to privately-held insurance brokers and agencies and other insurance industry entities nationwide. Mr. Hayes has 29 years of business valuation, M&A and litigation support experience and completes hundreds of insurance agency valuations every year, encompassing all types of valuation and M&A work; including SBA lending, taxes, buy-side and sell-side transactions, litigation support expert witness testimony, financial reporting and corporate planning.
1. Experience You Can Trust
We guarantee effective and knowledgeable valuation and M&A transaction execution expertise for you and your agency. Our reputation and history of success with our clients and their agency speaks for itself. There is no substitute for the best.
2. Client Focused
Each and every client and valuation or M&A engagement is different so our focus is on carefully listening and understanding each unique situation such that the final work product, result, analysis and consultation is custom-tailored to the specific needs of that particular client's needs.
3. We Treat You and Your Agency with Respect and Dedication to the Mission
Regardless of the purpose of the engagement, you can rest assured that we’re going to help you. We’re committed to providing you with superior expert level support, knowledge and expertise. We approach every client with a focus on proper and efficient execution, integrity, ethics, unparalleled expertise and support, and thorough understanding.
SEAN H. HAYES, CVA
SEAN H. HAYES, CVA
Mr. Hayes is exclusively focused on providing business valuation, M&A and capital services to privately-held insurance brokers and agencies and other insurance industry entities nationwide. Mr. Hayes has 29 years of business valuation, M&A, capital raising and litigation support experience and completes hundreds of insurance agency valuations and transactions every year, encompassing all types of valuation and M&A work; including SBA 7(a) lending, taxes, buy-side and sell-side transactions, litigation support expert witness testimony, financial reporting and corporate planning.
Previously, Mr. Hayes was a senior member of one of the oldest independent business valuation firms in the United States, which was founded in 1946 and serves clients throughout the United States. He also served as head of the Tampa, Florida office of a national business valuation practice where he was in-charge of the Southeastern United States. Mr. Hayes was also the founder and owner of Hayes Valuations, LLC, where he completed hundreds of valuations for clients throughout the United States and internationally and built shareholder value for nearly 10 years before merging his business valuation/litigation support practice with another firm. He also served as senior manager of business valuation and litigation support for a Miami, Florida CPA firm with a 70+ year operating history, where he was in-charge of national and international business valuation projects. Mr. Hayes is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, where he serves insurance industry clients and their advisors throughout the United States and internationally.
Mr. Hayes holds a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in accounting and finance and a minor in economics from Jacksonville University of Jacksonville, Florida; an AACSB accredited business school founded in 1934. Mr. Hayes is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and certified member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). Worldwide, the CVA certification is held by only around 6,500 valuation professionals and the CVA certification has been accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). Mr. Hayes is a member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), and the Chicago chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). He is also a recognized Insurance Industry Valuation Expert designated by Business Brokerage Press, Inc. and a regular contributor to the Business Reference Guide: The Essential Guide to Pricing Businesses and Franchises.
Please contact Mr. Hayes with inquiries regarding valuation and M&A consulting, speaking engagements or article publication.