Business Moves & Mergers News

2 AIG Subsidiaries File to Redomesticate From Pennsylvania to Illinois

Two subsidiaries of the American International Group — Granite State Insurance Company and New Hampshire Insurance Company — recently filed for approval a plan of redomestication that would change their state of domicile from Pennsylvania to Illinois. The two companies …

AmTrust Financial Services to Acquire CorePointe Insurance Co.

AmTrust Financial Services Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Birmingham, Mich.-based CorePointe Insurance Co. (CorePointe), a wholly owned subsidiary of CorePointe Group LLC. The cash transaction is subject to regulatory approval. Established in 1964 CorePointe …

Aquiline Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Beach & Associates in Toronto

Aquiline Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm investing in financial services, has made an investment for a majority of the equity in Beach & Associates Ltd., an independent global reinsurance broker based in Toronto, Canada. Beach & Associates’ …

EPIC Acquires Atlanta Specialty Brokerage Greyling

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property/casualty insurance brokerage, has acquired Greyling Insurance Brokerage & Risk Consulting, Inc., a specialty insurance broker and risk management consultant based in Atlanta, Ga., with locations in St. Louis, Mo. and Tampa, Fla. …

Cooper Gay Creates Latin American Energy Practice

Cooper Gay Miami, the Latin American headquarters of global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC), announced the creation of a Latin American energy practice. The practice will target regional business with a particular focus on …

RenaissanceRe to Acquire Platinum Underwriters in $1.9 Billion Deal

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. and Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which RenaissanceRe will acquire Platinum. Under the terms of the transaction, the common shareholders of Platinum will receive $76.00 per …

Aviva in $8.76 Billion Deal to Buy Friends Life after Pensions Shake-up

British insurer Aviva said on Friday it had agreed terms on a possible deal to buy rival Friends Life for £5.6 billion [$8.76 billion], as British pension reform puts pressure on insurance companies to find new business. Pension providers are …

Minnesota’s North Risk Partners Merges with Thune Insurance Network

St. Paul, Minn.-based independent insurance brokerage, North Risk Partners, announced it has merged with Thune Insurance Network, located in Northwest Minnesota with offices in Thief River Falls, Roseau and Baudette. The merger resulted in North Risk Partners’ growth to more than …

Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires Iowa-Based Miller-Harrison Insurance Services

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced it has acquired Miller-Harrison Insurance Services in Muscatine, Iowa. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1919, Miller-Harrison is a retail insurance broker providing commercial property/casualty, risk management consulting and personal lines insurance …

LeapFrog Buys Majority Stake in Kenya’s Resolution Insurance

LeapFrog Investments, the private equity firm with a focus on Africa and Asia, said it will pay 1.68 billion shillings ($18.6 million) to gain control of Kenya’s Resolution Insurance and tap growth in health coverage. LeapFrog will invest through Resolution …