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NFP announces leadership changes for Canada

January 6, 2020 by Jason Contant

NFP, an insurance brokerage and consultant that provides property and casualty, employee benefits, retirement and individual solutions, recently announced leadership changes throughout Canada to support its rapid growth in the region. NFP has grown its Canadian team to 750 employees

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The first brokerage M&A deal of 2020

January 2, 2020 by Jason Contant

Archway Insurance rang in the new year by announcing two new locations in southwestern New Brunswick following the acquisition of Groom Insurance Limited, effective Jan. 1, 2020. The latest addition brings the number of Archway locations to 32, with approximately

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Top 3 M&A insurance deals in 2019

December 20, 2019 by Jason Contant

2019 saw a slew of mergers and acquisitions in the Canadian P&C space and it’s unlikely 2020 will buck the trend. In fact, in the past few weeks alone, one Ontario brokerage bought another one, a Florida-based brokerage bought a

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The latest acquisitions in the Canadian brokerage space

December 17, 2019 by Jason Contant

As we near the end of 2019, the trend in brokerage acquisitions shows no sign of slowing down. In the past week-and-a-half, one Ontario brokerage purchased another Ontario brokerage, a different brokerage bought a managing general agency, a large brokerage

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Canadian healthcare services provider acquires AssessMed

December 12, 2019 by Jason Contant

Lifemark Health Group (LHG) has acquired AssessMed, an independent medical examination services provider for auto insurers, as part of its strategy to diversify its medical assessment services across Canada. In particular, the acquisition allows LHG to broaden its assessment expertise

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Three reasons fintech is driving brokerage acquisitions

December 11, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Disruption by fintechs will be one driving force behind mergers and acquisitions among insurance brokerages, industry executives say.“I think fintech will help perpetuate this continued consolidation trend because I think at the small end of the market, fintech is viewed

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Applied Systems to acquire Indio Technologies

December 4, 2019 by Jason Contant

Applied Systems announced Wednesday it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Indio Technologies, a software company that digitizes the insurance application and renewal process. The announcement comes less than two months after Applied acquired Policy Works, a major

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Intact completes acquisition of The Guarantee

December 3, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

The takeover by Intact Financial Corp. of The Guarantee Company of North America is now complete, Toronto-based Intact announced Monday. “We can now welcome The Guarantee and Frank Cowan employees into the Intact family,” Intact CEO Charles Brindamour said in

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Why your brokerage could be an attractive takeover target

December 2, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

When private equity players are looking to buy firms they think are “recession proof” and brokerage owners reach retirement age, it’s a recipe for more mergers and acquisitions, insurance professionals heard last week at KPMG Canada’s 28th annual insurance conference.

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What to plan for when brokerages merge

November 29, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If you manage a brokerage that has merged, don’t forget to tell every employee why the transaction took place and what the end goal is, brokerage leaders who have been through the process said Thursday. “I don’t think, in any

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Employee-owned brokerage makes third acquisition of the year

November 14, 2019 by Jason Contant

Employee-owned independent insurance brokerage Storm Insurance Group announced Wednesday its acquisition of Quebec brokerage Axxium Assurance Inc., effective Nov. 1. “This opportunity now makes us one of Canada’s few national independent insurance brokers with full operations in all four regions

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Storm Insurance Group acquires Axxium Assurance Inc.

November 13, 2019 Storm Insurance Group

DARTMOUTH, NS, Nov. 13, 2019/InsPress/  – Storm Insurance Group (“Storm”) announced today that its employee ownership group has acquired Axxium Assurance Inc. (“Axxium”), of Montreal Quebec, effective November 1, 2019. “Axxium is Storm’s first acquisition in Quebec; a strategic achievement towards