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Asset manager closes acquisition of Sedgwick

January 3, 2019 by Jason Contant

Asset manager The Carlyle Group has closed its acquisition of a majority ownership of Sedgwick from KKR & Co. Inc. and other shareholders for an estimated $6.7 billion. Funds managed by Stone Point Capital LLC and Caisse de dépôt et

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Private equity firm to acquire 50% interest in western Canadian insurer

December 19, 2018 by Jason Contant

An Alberta-based private equity company announced Tuesday it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire a 50% interest in a western Canadian-based property and casualty insurance company for $2 million. The Western Investment Company of Canada, a publicly

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Calgary claims vendor now owned by CoreLogic

December 19, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

CoreLogic Inc. announced Wednesday it has closed its acquisition of Symbility Solutions Inc. Irvine, Calif.-based CoreLogic – which provides risk data on properties to property and casualty insurers – already owned 28% of Symbility, a Calgary-based vendor of claims processing

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Why your brokerage needs a lead management system

December 12, 2018 by Jason Contant

Brokerages going through a major transformation such as a merger should consider a lead management system, recommends the CEO of a brokerage that underwent a merger in 2015. “Really focus on a lead management system because otherwise you’ll have no

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Brokerage M&A deals heat up in Winter

December 5, 2018 by Jason Contant

Brokerage mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are ramping up in Canada, with two separate deals in Ontario and Saskatchewan announced Tuesday. In Ontario, Burrows Insurance Group Inc., located in Peterborough and Oshawa, Ont., joined BrokerLink. In Saskatchewan, Andrew Agencies Ltd. acquired

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Public sector expertise factors into brokerage’s merger with Aon

November 30, 2018 by Jason Contant

A Montreal-based commercial brokerage will soon join Aon Canada’s public sector practice. Aon reported Tuesday that Lemieux, Ryan and Associates will join the practice in Montreal as of Jan. 1, 2019. Lemieux, Ryan and Associates is a licensed general insurance

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Hub acquires two western-Canadian brokerages

November 9, 2018 by Jason Contant

Global insurance brokerage Hub International announced this week it has acquired the assets of two western-Canadian brokerages. Hub acquired on Wednesday the assets of Tri-Line Agencies Inc., a full-service, independent brokerage headquartered in Rose Valley, Sask. Tri-Line Agencies offers personal

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CAA Insurance parent agrees to buy Echelon Insurance

November 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

CAA Club Group has agreed to buy non-standard auto insurer Echelon Insurance for $175 million, the companies said Friday. The deal will allow CAA Insurance to reach new markets and customers, CAA Club Group president Jay Woo wrote in an

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JLT shareholders approve merger with Marsh & McLennan

November 8, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A US$6-billion deal that could form the world’s largest commercial brokerage is one step closer to reality. Britain’s Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc announced Wednesday that 99.9% of its shareholders voted in favour of having JLT acquired by Marsh &

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Sirius closes merger agreement

November 6, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A merger agreement involving Sirius International Insurance Group Ltd., which sells reinsurance in Canada, has closed. Bermuda-based Sirius started trading Monday on the NASDAQ. Sirius America Insurance Company sells reinsurance through a Toronto office. In Canada, the firm had net

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What’s next for Fairfax in the Lloyd’s market

November 2, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. plans to buy the remainder of Lloyd’s insurer Brit PLC within the next couple of years, Fairfax president Paul Rivett said Friday. Toronto-based Northbridge Insurance and Stamford, Conn.-based OdysseyRe are among the insurance subsidiaries owned

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Why you might need an investment banker to help place commercial insurance

October 24, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

If your mid or large-sized commercial clients are involved in mergers and acquisitions, there are risks involved and insurance to address those risks, but it’s not like selling fire insurance. “It is not a simple case of saying, ‘Fill out