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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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Westland acquires brokerages in Ontario, Alberta

January 7, 2022 by Jason Contant

Westland Insurance has announced its first brokerage acquisitions of 2022 — Bunnell Hitchon Insurance Brokers in Ontario, and Rigby Insurance in Alberta. Bunnell Hitchon, in Brantford and Milton, Ont., was founded in 1890 and offers a wide range of personal

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Westland’s acquisition spree continues

December 10, 2021 by Jason Contant

Large independent Canadian-owned brokerage Westland Insurance Group Ltd. continues its acquisitions of western Canadian brokerages with the purchase of Reider Insurance.  Westland announced Dec. 7 the acquisition of Reider Insurance in Winnipeg. It follows the acquisitions of Church Eaton Insurance of Calgary and

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Westland makes two more acquisitions

December 6, 2021 by Jason Contant

Westland Insurance Group Ltd. has announced the acquisition of two brokerages in the Canadian Prairies: Church Eaton Insurance of Calgary and Hook Lafrance Insurance in Regina. Westland’s president and chief operating officer Jamie Lyons said in a press release Monday

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BrokerLink acquires brokerages in Alberta, Ontario

November 16, 2021 by Jason Contant

BrokerLink has announced the acquisition of three new brokerages in Canada — one in Alberta and two in Ontario. The Intact Financial Corporation subsidiary said Monday it had acquired Alberta-based Blue Circle Insurance Brokers Ltd., as well as Ontario-based Stevenson

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The latest acquisitions from Westland and Hub

October 7, 2021 by Jason Contant

Large brokerages Westland Insurance Group Ltd. and Hub International Limited have both announced recent mergers and acquisitions activity. On Tuesday, Surrey, B.C.-headquartered Westland said it had acquired personal and commercial lines brokerage Insurance Unlimited in Mississauga, Ont. The following day,

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Westland announces third acquisition in one-week period

September 15, 2021 by Jason Contant

Westland Insurance Group Ltd. has announced the acquisition of Tredd Insurance Brokers in Toronto and Calgary, one week after it acquired two other brokerages in Alberta. Tredd Insurance offers commercial insurance, with specialties including but not limited to transportation, oil

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RATESDOTCA acquires LowestRates.ca

September 14, 2021 by Jason Contant

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include information from RATESDOTCA.   Rate comparison site RATESDOTCA has acquired fellow aggregator LowestRates.ca. LowestRates.ca will continue to operate as a separate site and independent source of financial services information and rates,

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BrokerLink doubles size in Atlantic Canada, buys brokerages in Ontario and Alberta

August 9, 2021 by Jason Contant

BrokerLink has doubled its presence in Atlantic Canada and is now one of the largest brokerages on the east coast following its acquisition of Archway Insurance and South Coast Insurance Agency Limited. BrokerLink, a subsidiary of Intact Financial Corporation, announced

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Westland acquires brokerages in B.C. and Ontario

August 6, 2021 by Jason Contant

Westland Insurance Group Ltd. has expanded their footprint in British Columbia and Ontario with the acquisition of two brokerages. The large independent Canadian-owned brokerage announced Wednesday the acquisition of National Brokers Insurance Services Inc. in Ontario and Lambert Insurance Agencies

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U.K. underwriting group buys Toronto-based insurer

June 30, 2021 by Jason Contant

Accelerant Holdings has entered into the Canadian market with a share purchase agreement that includes the parent company of Toronto-based Omega General Insurance Company. Accelerant is a London, U.K.-headquartered underwriting group that works exclusively with MGAs and program administrators in

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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