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McFarlan Rowlands Insurance Brokers announces acquisition of Callister Musico Insurance Group

May 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

London, Ont.-based McFarlan Rowlands Insurance Brokers announced on Wednesday that it will acquire Callister Musico Insurance Group of Sarnia, Ont. Located at 1315 Michigan Ave. in Sarnia, the Callister Musico office will become McFarlan Rowlands’ 15th branch in Ontario, allowing

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Brokerage Andrew Agencies Ltd. purchases Waggoner Insurance of Winnipeg

May 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Virden, Man.-based multi-line brokerage Andrew Agencies Ltd. has announced the acquisition of Waggoner Insurance effective May 1. Scott Andrew, president and CEO of Andrew Agencies and Ed Waggoner, president and CEO of Waggoner Insurance made the announcement in a press

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Liberty Mutual Insurance completes acquisition of Ironshore from Fosun International for US$2.94 billion

May 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Liberty Mutual Insurance has announced that it has completed its acquisition of 100% ownership in Ironshore Inc. from Fosun International Limited. Global insurer Liberty Mutual made the announcement earlier this week that it had acquired Ironshore Inc., a global specialty

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Desjardins’ acquisition of Western Financial caused ‘headaches’ for brokers: Baker

April 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

If Trimont Financial Ltd. acquires Western Financial Group, Desjardins Group officials will have “more time to focus on further integrating State Farm,” MSA Research Inc. suggested in a recent report released Tuesday. “Slowly but surely, the complexion of the industry

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Two Ontario brokerages – Vision Insurance Brokers and Steele & Ferraro Insurance Brokers – join BrokerLink

March 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Two Ontario brokerages – Vision Insurance Brokers Ltd. and Steele & Ferraro Insurance Brokers Limited – announced on Thursday that they will join BrokerLink, one of the largest property and casualty insurance brokerages in Canada. Terms of the transactions, finalized

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Fairfax reports 2016 combined ratio for insurance and reinsurance operations of 92.5%

February 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings has released its most recent financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2016 ending Dec. 31, reporting a combined ratio for its insurance and reinsurance operations of 92.5% on a consolidated basis. This result produced

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Nearly half of global insurers expect to acquire new technologies through M&A in the next three years: Willis Towers Watson survey

February 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly three-quarters of global insurers (74%) believe that their sector has failed to show leadership in digital innovation, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson (WTW) released on Thursday. The report, titled New horizons: How diverse growth strategies

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Belron Canada announces acquisition of vehicle damage repair company Speedy Collision

January 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Belron Canada has announced the acquisition of Speedy Collision, a network of 24 franchise collision centres located across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Like other retail businesses, the automotive aftermarket service industry is changing as customers are more and more influenced

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Archway Insurance purchases D.R. Hayman Insurance

January 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Archway Insurance has enhanced its presence in Nova Scotia generally and in Pictou County specifically with the recent acquisition of Stellarton-based D.R. Hayman Insurance. The acquisition, effective Dec. 31, 2016, represents the entry of Archway Insurance – one of Atlantic

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Economical Insurance completes acquisition of Canada’s largest pet insurer

January 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Economical Mutual Insurance Company announced on Tuesday that is has completed its previously announced acquisition of Western Financial Insurance Company (WFIC) and its flagship brand Petsecure from Desjardins Group. Concurrent with the acquisition, WFIC changed its legal name to Petline

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Chelsea Avondale acquires Max Canada’s Canadian operations

December 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Chelsea Avondale has acquired MAX Canada Insurance Company, which will continue to serve faith-based and Anabaptist communities under its existing name. Closing Nov. 30, the purchase included the acquisition of all MAX Canada-related operations in Canada, including Mutual Aid Insurance

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The Co-operators acquires Assurance Aubin Insurance Brokers Ltd.

November 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Co-operators General Insurance Company announced on Tuesday that its wholly-owned subsidiary has purchased Assurance Aubin Insurance Brokers Ltd. The brokerage’s portfolio includes personal and commercial insurance policies, The Co-operators said in a press release. Assurance Aubin has locations in Hearst,