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BrokerLink closes three more acquisitions across Canada

July 15, 2022 by Jason Contant

BrokerLink is continuing its expansion into Alberta, Ontario and Atlantic Canada with the acquisition of three more brokerages over the past couple months. A subsidiary of Intact Financial Corporation, BrokerLink closed the acquisition of New Brunswick-based McTague Insurance on June

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Canadian P&C brokerage space sees four M&A deals in June

June 8, 2022 by Jason Contant

Merger and acquisition activity in the Canadian P&C insurance industry is showing no sign of slowing down in the second half of 2022, with the announcement of four transactions by three brokerages already since the beginning of June. McDougall Insurance

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Four Canadian brokerages swept up in latest M&A deals

April 11, 2022 by Jason Contant

Western Canada is the target for the latest rounds of acquisitions from large Canadian P&C brokerages. Intact Financial Corporation subsidiary BrokerLink and Westland Insurance Group announced recent acquisitions in northern and southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Westland Insurance Group also

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What BrokerLink looks for in an M&A deal

March 7, 2022 by Jason Contant

BrokerLink looks at best practices when making an acquisition, recognizing that each deal is unique and doesn’t follow a boiler template, says the brokerage’s president, Joe D’Annunzio. “One of the things for us is we look at best practices,” D’Annunzio

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BrokerLink execs discuss expansion strategy

March 4, 2022 by Jason Contant

BrokerLink’s M&A strategy remains focused on regions where it currently does business and is not looking to get into other verticals at the moment, senior executives at the brokerage tell Canadian Underwriter. “The focus continues to be Ontario, Alberta, and

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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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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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Why Intact has no intention of selling BrokerLink

August 4, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

If you knock on Intact’s door offering money to buy its BrokerLink subsidiary, prepare to get rejected. “You are far more likely to see us putting way more capital in [the property and casualty insurance brokerage] space than the other

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BrokerLink’s take on the surging demand for brokerage M&A

June 30, 2021 by Jason Contant

EDITOR’S NOTE:  This article has been corrected to show that BrokerLink has over $2 billion of written premiums. A previous version of this article icorrectly stated the Intact subsidiary had more than $2.5 billion in premium overall, about $700 of

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Intact sets 50% growth target for BrokerLink

November 10, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Intact Financial Corp. is aiming to grow its brokerage subsidiary to a $3-billion-a-year operation, CEO Charles Brindamour told investment banking analysts recently. “BrokerLink recently surpassed $2 billion in premiums as it continues to grow organically and through acquisitions,” Brindamour said

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What Intact is telling competitors who distribute through BrokerLink

August 17, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Intact CEO Charles Brindamour is assuring his competitors that they are not at a competitive disadvantage with Intact should they distribute their insurance through Intact Financial Corp.’s BrokerLink brokerage unit. “Our strategy is not to get the brokerage business to

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Brokerage acquisitions: What’s really in it for Intact?

November 12, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Taking on potential disruptors and investing in technology are among the reasons Intact Financial Corp. is on a brokerage acquisition spree. “Our view is that scaling up distribution is the best way to fight disruption,” Intact CEO Charles Brindamour said