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Aon to acquire NFP in major brokerage merger

December 20, 2023 Philip Porado

Aon expanded its worldwide property and casualty insurance market presence by today acquiring NFP — a leading middle market P&C broker, benefits consultant, wealth manager and retirement plan advisor. Aon will acquire NFP for an estimated $13.4 billion at closing.

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What consolidators look at before buying a brokerage

October 16, 2023 Jason Contant

Buyers of Canadian P&C brokerages are becoming more selective in their M&A targets, with an increased focus on future profitability, Vancouver-based advisory firm Smythe LLP told Canadian Underwriter. Purchasers are still quoting high revenue multiples and prices aren’t necessarily decreasing,

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M&A deal sees brokerage expand into the child and youth care space

July 22, 2021 by David Gambrill

With the Ontario government poised to pump more funding into child care services, the timing was right for brokerage McFarlan Rowlands to acquire Magenta Insurance Professionals, a niche insurance broker focused on children and youth activities, says McFarlan Rowlands CEO

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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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Why this BrokerLink exec thinks COVID could accelerate brokerage M&A

August 12, 2020 by David Gambrill

Before the pandemic, hard market conditions and the increasing digitization of brokerages were already reasons for some broker principals to ponder selling the business and moving on, but the novel coronavirus may have further accelerated the pace of M&A, says