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This brokerage is the latest to get into employee benefits

May 24, 2019 by Jason Contant

A family-owned brokerage in New Brunswick has become the latest brokerage to get into the employee benefits space. Personal and commercial lines brokerage Vienneau Insurance announced earlier this week that it has expanded its commercial insurance offering by acquiring the

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Is there culture after an acquisition?

May 23, 2019 by Adam Malik

A question posed at a recent event asked how many of the approximately 30 people in the room had ever been part of an acquisition or merger. Almost every hand went up. It seems just about every broker has been

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BFL Canada acquires B.C. brokerage

May 15, 2019 by Jason Contant

Large commercial brokerage BFL Canada announced Tuesday the acquisition of British Columbia-based Summit Insurance Brokers Inc. Summit, based in Prince George, was founded in the late 1990s and brings expertise in industrial, commercial and farm risks to BFL Canada. Summit

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Desjardins exec explores intricacies of State Farm acquisition

May 10, 2019 by Adam Malik

A merger between two direct carriers may seem simple enough, but stumbling blocks can quickly appear once you peel back the layers. It’s a lesson Desjardins learned during its acquisition of State Farm. Things you don’t think about come to

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Hub acquires full-service Saskatchewan brokerage

May 6, 2019 by Jason Contant

Global insurance brokerage Hub International announced Monday it has acquired the assets of Saskatchewan brokerage Kelliher Agencies. Headquartered in Kelliher, Sask., the brokerage is a full-service, independent insurance brokerage that provides personal, commercial, farm and specialty products insurance. “Its focus

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Intact’s BrokerLink makes double acquisition

May 3, 2019 by Jason Contant

BrokerLink has announced the acquisition of two brokerages: the Athabasca, Alta. branch of JDR Insurance and Guelph, Ont.-based Amplex Insurance Brokers Ltd. Both transactions were effective May 1 and terms of the transactions were not disclosed, BrokerLink said in a

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Applied Systems acquires TechCanary

April 10, 2019 by Jason Contant

Broker management system provider Applied Systems announced Wednesday it has acquired TechCanary. TechCanary is a cloud-based insurance customer relationship management (CRM) system built natively on the Salesforce.com platform for brokerages, managing general agencies (MGA), wholesalers and insurers. Details of the

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Hub acquires personal and commercial lines brokerage in Alberta

April 2, 2019 by Jason Contant

Hub International announced Tuesday it has acquired Del Fisher Insurance, an independent brokerage offering personal and commercial lines. Based in Calgary, Del Fisher Insurance has provided personal and commercial insurance solutions, including home, auto, business and contract bonding to area

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Jardine Lloyd Thompson acquired by Marsh & McLennan

April 1, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.’s acquisition of London, England-based Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc is now complete, New York City-based Marsh & McLennan announced Monday. The deal – which could form the world’s largest commercial property and casualty brokerage –

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Archway Insurance moves into Saint John with acquisition

April 1, 2019 by Jason Contant

Archway Insurance, one of Atlantic Canada’s largest brokerages, has moved into Saint John, N.B. with the acquisition of Hall & Fairweather Insurance, effective Monday. The Hall & Fairweather office expands independent brokerage Archway’s footprint in New Brunswick and gives the

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The strategy behind BrokerLink’s latest acquisitions

March 12, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If you run a brokerage in Ontario, Alberta or Atlantic Canada and there is no BrokerLink in your town, there soon could be. Intact Financial Corp.’s BrokerLink unit has closed seven brokerage acquisitions since Jan. 1, said Paul Meyer, BrokerLink’s

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Brokerlink acquires family-owned brokerage in Alberta

March 8, 2019 by David Gambrill

BrokerLink has welcomed into its tent a 40-year-old family brokerage located in the Peace River area of northern Alberta. Nicolet Insurance Ltd., a full-service operation offering auto, home, business and travel insurance, has joined Brokerlink, one of Canada’s largest property