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How Aon and Willis are progressing on proposed merger

August 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The acquisition of Willis Towers Watson plc by Aon plc is on track to close in less than a year as Aon officials don’t seem concerned the deal will be blocked by competition regulators. “We are exactly on track with

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Montreal commercial brokerage acquired by Hub International

May 13, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Hub International Limited announced Wednesday it has acquired Vestas Financial Services Firm Inc., a Montreal property and casualty brokerage whose target markets include architects and engineers. Chicago-based Hub, which was formed in 1998 through the merger of 11 Canadian brokerages,

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What to plan for when brokerages merge

November 29, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If you manage a brokerage that has merged, don’t forget to tell every employee why the transaction took place and what the end goal is, brokerage leaders who have been through the process said Thursday. “I don’t think, in any

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How M&A deals have re-arranged the pecking order of brokerages

July 5, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Hub International Ltd. has reached fifth place worldwide on A.M. Best Company Inc.‘s ranking of brokerages. Hub was formed in 1998 through the merger of 11 Canadian brokerages and has since moved its head office to Chicago. It acquired 13

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What these brokerages bring to the table in Hub merger

January 15, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A Quebec brokerage recently acquired by Hub International Ltd. brings expertise in construction and auto dealerships to the table. “Hub is already major player, if not one of the biggest brokers in Quebec,” Alain Giroux, executive vice president of Montreal

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National brokerage A.P. Reid Insurance steps up acquisition strategy

October 14, 2018 by Jason Contant

National brokerage A.P. Reid Insurance Limited has announced its intention to acquire Wardell Insurance Limited effective Jan. 1, 2019. Following the completion of the transaction, Wardell’s Burlington, Ont. office and A.P. Reid’s office in nearby Waterdown, Ont. will merge into

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Rhodes & Williams expands with new merger

October 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Rhodes & Williams Group of Companies has merged with Caiger-Watson Insurance Brokers Ltd. The latter brokerage will operate under the name of Caiger-Watson Insurance Brokers, a division of Rhodes & Williams Limited. Clients of Caiger-Watson will continue to be

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The Hartford to acquire specialty insurer for $2.1 billion

August 22, 2018 by David Gambrill

The Hartford has signed an agreement to acquire specialty insurer The Navigators Group Inc. for US$2.1 billion in cash. The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is subject to approval by Navigators’ shareholders

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Two 100-year-old mutual insurers vote to amalgamate

July 13, 2018 by David Gambrill

Norfolk Mutual Insurance Company and Wabisa Mutual Insurance Company in Ontario have voted to amalgamate under the new name “Nova Mutual.” The two mutuals held separate special general meetings Tuesday on the proposed amalgamation, scheduled to take effect January 1,