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Toronto brokerage RRJ Insurance Group purchases Topping Insurance Brokers; office will remain in Peterborough

May 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-based RRJ Insurance Group Ltd. has announced the purchase of Peterborough, Ont.-based Topping Insurance Brokers Ltd. The RRJ Insurance Group said in a press release issued on Thursday that the purchase was effective May 2. The office is located at

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Arthur J. Gallagher acquires Winnipeg brokerage B.R. Rhymer Insurance Agencies

May 6, 2016 by Jason Contant

Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG) has announced the acquisition of B.R. Rhymer Insurance Agencies Ltd., a personal and commercial lines broker located on Pembina Highway in Winnipeg, Manitoba. AJG, the international division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. outside of the

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Don’t underestimate effort needed for successful acquisition: CIP Symposium speaker

April 25, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Don’t underestimate the effort required to have a major change such an acquisition go through successfully, attendees to the 2016 CIP Society Symposium heard last week. Speaking during an Up Close and Personal session, Surender Sekhon, director of operational underwriting

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Global insurance industry saw significant increases in distribution, M&A in 2015, Conning says

March 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The global insurance industry saw significant increases in both insurance distribution and insurance services mergers and acquisitions in 2015, according to a new report. Global Insurance Distribution & Services Sector Mergers & Acquisitions: Building for the Future was released on

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Archway Insurance grows New Brunswick footprint with purchase of Solutions Insurance Broker Inc.

March 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Amherst, N.S.-headquartered Archway Insurance, one of Atlantic Canada’s largest independently-owned insurance brokerages, announced on Thursday the purchase of Solutions Insurance Broker Inc. in Dieppe, N.B. Archway will increase its footprint in New Brunswick through this transaction, along with the ability