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Canadian carriers increasingly targeting insurers and brokerages for M&A

August 29, 2018 by Jason Contant

Canadian P&C companies are increasingly targeting insurers and brokerages for mergers and acquisitions, although the interest in targeting insurtechs is rising, according to a new report from ratings firm A.M. Best Company. A.M. Best released its market segment report for

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Hot opportunity in this Canadian insurance line is linked to M&A

August 24, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Representations and warranties (R&W) insurance is becoming a hot market, as commercial clients wonder whether mergers and acquisitions could expose them to unforeseen liabilities. In Canada, the R&W market “has really expanded,” according to Brian Kelly, a Montreal-based managing partner

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The Hartford to acquire specialty insurer for $2.1 billion

August 22, 2018 by David Gambrill

The Hartford has signed an agreement to acquire specialty insurer The Navigators Group Inc. for US$2.1 billion in cash. The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is subject to approval by Navigators’ shareholders

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Demand for omni-channel drove this brokerage merger

August 17, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Hub International Ltd. is planning to use the recent acquisition of a Windsor, Ont. firm to expand its online services with existing brokerages. “The reason why we bought Cypher Systems Group is we really felt that we wanted to have

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This Top 5 liability insurer is looking for firms to buy

August 15, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The corporate parent of Canada’s fourth-largest liability insurer – American International Group Inc. – is actively looking for companies to acquire. “I always look for acquisitions,” said Brian Duppereault, CEO of New York City-based AIG, during a recent earnings call.

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How Quebec’s largest insurance brokerage just got larger

August 8, 2018 by David Gambrill

Quebec’s largest insurance brokerage, Lussier Dale Parizeau, just got larger with the acquisition of Trinome Conseils. Trinome Conseils assists companies, associations and groups at the provincial and national levels with group insurance, pension plans, occupational health and safety, human resources

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Canada’s fifth-largest brokerage expands with addition of Paisley-Manor

August 7, 2018 by Jason Contant

National commercial brokerage Navacord Inc. welcomes Toronto-based brokerage Paisley-Manor Insurance Brokers Inc., the third broker partner to join Navacord in 2018. Navacord trades under 10 different broker partner brands throughout Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Independent commercial insurance brokerage Paisley-Manor

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Will Archway expand outside of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick?

August 3, 2018 by Jason Contant

One of Atlantic Canada’s largest brokerages, Archway Insurance, may be looking to eventually move outside of the two provinces where it currently does business: Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. On Aug. 1, Archway announced that it had added its 24th location

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Western acquires Toronto brokerage, deepens expansion into Ontario

August 1, 2018 by David Gambrill

Western Financial Group Inc. continues to expand in Ontario, acquiring Toronto-based DMW Insurance Ltd. “As the largest insurance broker in western Canada, we recognize the importance of being able to bring our expertise and care for customers into Ontario, the

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Major consolidation this year in reinsurance industry?

July 31, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Mergers and acquisitions will likely be a topic of discussion for mid-market reinsurers, executives with a large European reinsurer suggest. Efforts by large reinsurers to improve productivity will put “more pressure” on mid-sized and smaller reinsurers “to have this strategic

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Two 100-year-old mutual insurers vote to amalgamate

July 13, 2018 by David Gambrill

Norfolk Mutual Insurance Company and Wabisa Mutual Insurance Company in Ontario have voted to amalgamate under the new name “Nova Mutual.” The two mutuals held separate special general meetings Tuesday on the proposed amalgamation, scheduled to take effect January 1,

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How this top-tier Canadian brokerage plans to double its revenue in 5 years

July 11, 2018 by David Gambrill

Navacord Inc., Canada’s fifth-largest insurance brokerage by premium volume, has entered into an agreement that will see a management-led buyout of its minority capital partner, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., with the support of Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP), a leading private