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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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Insurance agency M&A in Canada and U.S. in 2016 second-highest recorded: study

February 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) of insurance agencies last year were the second-highest ever in 2016 at 449 deals in Canada and the United States, a slight dip from the all-time record of 456 in 2015, according to OPTIS Partners’ annual

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CMW Insurance Services, Capri Insurance Services merger positions new company for growth

January 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The merger of CMW Insurance Services Ltd. and Capri Insurance Services Ltd. creates one of the largest independent, employee-owned insurance brokerages and risk management firms in Western Canada, the companies reported Monday. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, “the merger leverages the

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Fourth quarter 2016 M&A deal volumes fall from Q4 2015: Willis Towers Watson

December 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Deal volumes for the fourth quarter of 2016 so far have fallen to 201 deals compared to 307 in Q4 2015, according to Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) latest Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor (QDPM), released on Tuesday. While there is a

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Continued consolidation in Canadian broker and carrier spaces could create absence of mid-sized players: KPMG conference speaker

December 7, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The continued consolidation in both the insurance broker and carrier spaces in Canada could create an absence of mid-sized players, a speaker suggested on Wednesday at KPMG’s 25th Annual Insurance Conference in Toronto. “You could see a creation of an

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U.S. mergers and acquisitions activity expected to remain steady in 2017: KPMG

November 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the United States is expected to remain steady in 2017 compared to the deal levels of 2016, according to a recent survey by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP. Of the 94 respondents

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Weakening reinsurance environment leaving more reinsurers vulnerable to takeover in 2017: Fitch

September 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Weak profitability is likely to leave more reinsurers worldwide vulnerable to takeover in 2017, reinvigorating mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity as healthier firms seek growth and efficiency savings, Fitch Ratings said on Monday. Consolidation in the sector has stalled after

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Global P&C insurance market forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.77% from 2016 to 2020

May 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The global property and casualty insurance market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.77% during the period of 2016 to 2020, according to a new report from Research and Markets. The report from the

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Canadian, U.S. insurance agency mergers and acquisitions in Q1 breaks record, OPTIS Partners’ report reveals

May 12, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance agency mergers and acquisitions in Canada and the United States hit an all-time high for the first quarter of the year, with 109 reported transactions in the first three months of 2016, according to OPTIS Partners’ M&A database. The

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Canadian p&c insurers should prepare for next wave of corporate M&A: Ernst & Young

April 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian property and casualty insurers should “expand risk advisory capabilities” and prepare for the “next wave” of corporate mergers and acquisitions, Ernst & Young LLP suggested in a report released Monday. In its 2016 EY Canadian property and casualty insurance

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Cyber risk, interest rates, economy remain major concerns for insurers: A.M. Best

March 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Concerns regarding cyber risk, interest rates and the economy remain prominent among insurers, according to the latest quarterly survey from A.M. Best Company. The Best’s Special Report, released on Thursday, included several hundred responses, representing property and casualty (70.4%), life