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Meet Navacord’s new president of MGA underwriting solutions

August 24, 2022 by David Gambrill

Navacord Corp. has appointed Greg Irvine into the newly created role of president of MGA underwriting solutions, effective Sept 6, 2022. Irvine brings more than 20 years of insurance industry experience to Navacord and will be leading all managing general

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Navacord enters new province with latest M&A deal

August 18, 2022 by Jason Contant

Navacord Corp. has entered into a new province with the acquisition of Winnipeg-based ONYX Financial Group. ONYX’s portfolio encompasses benefits consulting and wealth management services, “and they have fortified a well-known presence within Manitoba and [northwestern] Ontario because of their

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Navacord makes its largest deal of the year

August 10, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Navacord Corp. has completed its 20th and largest M&A deal of the year following its partnership with Insurance Store, effective Aug. 1, 2022.   Headquartered in Windsor, Insurance Store has five offices across Ontario in Barrie, Collingwood, Chatham, and Woodstock,

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Top 4 brokerage steps into new province with acquisition

March 8, 2022 by Jason Contant

Founding Navacord broker partner Jones DesLauriers has announced Navacord’s inaugural partnership in Quebec with the addition of Abatis Risk Management (Abatis Gestion de Risques inc.) to its ranks. “The addition of Abatis deepens the Jones DesLauriers’ commercial bench strength, further

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Large brokerage makes fourth acquisition in 2022 

February 18, 2022 by Jason Contant

Navacord Corp. is expanding its reach in northern Alberta with the addition of Stone Insurance Brokers.  Based in Manning, Alta., Stone Insurance Brokers services clients across northern Alberta and British Columbia, specializing in forestry, farming, transportation and oil and gas. 

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Top 5 Canadian brokerage just got bigger

January 10, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Navacord Corp. has just partnered with Group Lockhart Inc., PGI Financial, and Maritime Group Benefits.   Navacord’s brokerages offer commercial and personal insurance, surety, employee benefits, and retirement consulting. Ontario-based Group Lockhart Inc. and PGI Financial specialize in local small- to

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Large Canadian brokerages grow larger through acquisitions

November 5, 2021 by Jason Contant

Two large Canadian property and casualty brokerages — Navacord and Westland Insurance — continue to grow with the announcement of their latest acquisitions in Ontario and Manitoba. On Thursday, commercial brokerage Navacord Corp. said it added Ontario-based brokerages Ives Insurance

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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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Three large Canadian brokerages announce separate M&A deals

April 8, 2021 by Jason Contant

Three large Canadian brokerages have announced recent acquisitions of other brokerages. On Thursday, Westland Insurance reported it closed its acquisition of MBS Insurance Brokers, effective Apr. 1. Navacord Corp. added LL Renaissance Insurance Brokerage Canada Limited to its ranks, while

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Navacord builds up war chest to finance future M&A

April 6, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Navacord has built up a sizeable war chest to fund future mergers and acquisitions. The Toronto-based group of brokerages recently completed $1.05 billion in financing, a portion of which is to be used to take advantage of unspecified “M&A opportunities,”

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Brokerages snapped up coast-to-coast in latest M&A deals

March 3, 2021 by Jason Contant

Canadian brokerage acquisitions continue coast-to-coast with the recent purchases of four brokerages in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick. Navacord, B.C.-based brokerage Waypoint Insurance, Archway Insurance and Westland Insurance Group (which bought two brokerages) all made acquisition announcements at

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Deal Tracker: The latest in brokerage M&A

February 4, 2021 by Jason Contant

The number of mergers and acquisitions in the Canadian P&C insurance space (mostly involving brokerages) has hit double digits already this year, with two large brokerages contributing to the latest round of deal-making. Hub International announced Tuesday that it had