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This holding company’s first foray into Canadian P&C insurance

December 8, 2022 by David Gambrill

The Jim Pattison Group, a holding company that does $14-billion in business, has become a minority investor in Alberta-based brokerage HighStreet Insurance Group. The strategic investment marks the entry of the holding company into the Canadian P&C insurance space. Terms

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Do digitally efficient brokerages make better acquisition targets?

December 2, 2022 Alyssa DiSabatino

Brokerage owners shouldn’t just invest in digitization for its own sake, says one financial advisor. They should do it to make a purchase and integration easier for consolidators. Consolidators don’t necessarily expect small brokerages to digitize before acquisition, said Alex

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How much of the industry will change hands in five years: Intact exec

June 22, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Canada’s largest insurer thinks 15% of insurers will undergo ownership changes in the next five years. “We predict that about 15% of the existing market shares will change hands in the next five years,” said Louis Gagnon, CEO of Intact

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Is M&A growth better than organic growth?

February 9, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

When it comes to expanding your brokerages business, M&A may not always be better than organic growth, said panellists during a Canadian Underwriter webinar on Feb. 8.   Doug Morrow, CEO and managing partner, Excel Insurance Group, sent a plea

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What brokers should know about the hardening D&O market

October 14, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

As premiums continue rising and capacity keeps tightening, brokers placing directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance are grappling with an unpredictable market. “The last time we saw a hardening D&O market was during the financial crisis in the late 2000s.

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New M&A deals involve Westland, Armour Group

September 9, 2021 by Jason Contant

After a brief lull in mergers and acquisitions activity, the Canadian P&C insurance space has seen a surge in recent announcements. Large Canadian-owned brokerage Westland Insurance Group Ltd. said on Tuesday it had acquired two Alberta brokerages: Riverstone Insurance in

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Westland buys two digital brokerages

July 8, 2021 by David Gambrill

Westland Insurance has acquired two digital brokerages in a move intended to expand its tech offerings to brokers, renters, and homeowners. In the first of two deals announced Thursday, Agile Underwriting Solutions, owned by Westland, has acquired managing general agency

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Global insurance law firm expands its Canadian presence

June 23, 2021 by David Gambrill

Global insurance law firm Clyde & Co will be entering the B.C. market through a merger with SHK Law Corporation in B.C., effective July 1. The terms of the merger were not disclosed. B.C.’s property and casualty insurance market is

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M&A report: Where Intact-RSA sits among Canada’s largest Q4 deals

March 17, 2021 by David Gambrill

Intact and Danish insurer Tryg’s $10.4-billion play for RSA Insurance Group plc topped the list of Canada’s largest deals announced in 2020 Q4, according to a recent report by corporate law firm Miller Thomson. The report defines the largest M&A

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Opinion: Expected M&A rise brings opportunities for brokers

August 27, 2020 Ben Nelson, CFC Underwriting

Transaction liability insurance is a valuable tool for helping buyers and sellers facilitate mergers and acquisitions — and presents a significant opportunity for brokers to add value to their client offering and drive revenue growth. From humble beginnings more than

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The link between the Edmonton Oilers and Arthur J. Gallagher’s latest acquisition

August 5, 2020 by David Gambrill

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Edmonton, Alta.-based Insight Insurance & Risk Management Ltd., the official insurance brokerage of NHL hockey’s Edmonton Oilers. Founded in 2013 by CEO Alexis Harke, Insight is a retail insurance broker serving clients throughout

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This line of business has grown an estimated 20% since last year

November 11, 2019 by Jason Contant

How much has the demand for M&A transaction insurance grown in Canada? “While we do not have specific statistics, we estimate that demand has grown in the Canadian market at least in line with the broader Americas region at 20%