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Why the U.S. competition regulator wants to stop the Aon-Willis merger

June 17, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Almost all large firms in the United States buy their property and casualty insurance through either Marsh, Aon or Willis Towers Watson, the latter two of the ‘Big Three’ having market share of more than 40% in property and liability

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Intact agrees to sell former RSA operation for $1.26 billion

June 14, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Less than two weeks after the takeover of RSA plc closed, the insurers who bought RSA are now agreeing to sell RSA’s former operation in Denmark. At the moment, Toronto-based Intact Financial Corp. owns half of Codan Forsikring A/S’s Danish

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M&A growth sets Navacord on course for $3 billion in premium

June 10, 2021 by Jason Contant

Navacord Corp. has finalized a record number of brokerage acquisitions in one month, with four deals already closed across the country in June. The latest transactions represent a total of 18 new locations and over 430 employees. More deals are

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Westland closes two new acquisitions in Canada

June 8, 2021 by Jason Contant

Westland Insurance Group Ltd. has closed two new acquisitions in Saskatchewan, both in locations where the large brokerage didn’t have a presence before. The brokerage announced Monday it had closed the acquisitions of HK Insurance in Regina and Smith Agencies

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How high Intact’s market share could climb before competition becomes an issue

May 18, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Intact’s market share could approach 30% before it potentially runs into resistance from domestic competition regulators, a senior executive suggested Tuesday. After the closure of the three-way deal for Intact and Tryg A/S to acquire RSA plc, Intact will have

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Next steps for integrating RSA into Intact

May 17, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

As Intact puts the “final touches” on its proposed acquisition of RSA Canada, Intact’s executives say they may be looking at “strategic alternatives” for some of the RSA plc operations it has agreed to acquire. During Intact’s 2021 Q1 earnings

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Inactive Alberta brokerage ordered to pay $6K for failing to remit client funds to MGA

May 14, 2021 by David Gambrill

Alberta-based NIB Insurance Group Ltd., now an inactive brokerage, has been ordered to pay $6,000 in civil penalties for failing to remit client premiums to an MGA, and for selling a policy to a client while it was no longer

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Gallagher to acquire certain Willis Towers Watson assets

May 12, 2021 by Jason Contant

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has announced an agreement to acquire certain Willis Towers Watson reinsurance, specialty and retail brokerage operations as part of a proposed “regulatory remedy” for the pending Aon and Willis Towers Watson deal. Under the agreement,

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Merger mania: Multiple brokerage deals announced in May

May 11, 2021 by Jason Contant

May 2021 came in with a bang for Canadian brokerages involved in mergers and acquisitions activity, particularly in western Canada and Ontario.  Over the course of a week, at least seven acquisitions were announced in the Canadian P&C brokerage space.

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Intact-RSA deal awaits final clearance for takeoff on June 1

May 6, 2021 by David Gambrill

Intact Financial Corporation and Dutch insurer Tryg A/S have received all anti-trust and regulatory approvals for the acquisition of RSA Insurance Group plc, setting the stage for closing the mega-merger within a month. The last items remaining on the to-do

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Mutual insurer group expands with addition of Ontario brokerage

May 5, 2021 by Jason Contant

Collectivfide Insurance Group Inc. has finalized the acquisition of Barrie, Ont.-based multiline broker RK Mooney Insurance Brokers Ltd., the fourth brokerage acquisition for Collectivfide, a company formed in 2019. Collectivfide’s shareholders represent mutual insurers in Ontario and across Canada. Although

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What MGA acquisitions bring to the table for Intact

April 30, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

By acquiring managing general agents, Intact Financial Corp. gets a new stream of revenue and an opportunity to grow its commercial specialty business, says the leader of Intact’s MGA operations. When Intact acquired The Guarantee Company of North America from