Business Moves & Mergers News

Hub International Acquires Louisiana’s Benefit Advisory Group

Chicago-based insurance brokerage Hub International Limited (Hub), has acquired the assets of Benefit Advisory Group LLC (Benefits Advisory Group), with offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Benefit Advisory Group specializes in …

Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty Acquires DernCo Insurance in Wisconsin

Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty Inc. has acquired DernCo Insurance, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis. Serving both Wisconsin and Colorado for more than 25 years, Rich Dern and his team have been offering a full spectrum of insurance products from numerous …

Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Insurance Agency to Acquire Epic Insurance Solutions

Fifth Third Insurance Agency Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati, Ohio-based Fifth Third Bancorp, has agreed to acquire Epic Insurance Solutions Agency LLC, which also recently announced it will acquire Integrity HR Inc. Both transactions are expected to …

AIA and Zurich Make Separate Bids for Australian Insurance Businesses: Reuters

Hong Kong-based insurance giant AIA Group Ltd. has shown interest in buying Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s insurance business, which is likely to be valued at about $4 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said. Separately, Zurich Insurance Group AG …

Axa Eyes Options for European Asset Management Unit

French insurer Axa SA is reviewing options for its European asset management unit amid consolidation in the sector, according to people familiar with the matter. Axa is considering a merger or joint venture for the business, the people said, asking …

Specialty MGAs Continue to be Popular Acquisition Targets

With growth prospects becoming rarer in the continuing competitive insurance market, carriers are among three sets of buyers fueling a hot M&A environment for specialized managing general agencies, representatives of GC Securities said Sunday. In a blog item on Guy …

Hub Acquires Delisle Agencies of Canada

Global insurance broker Hub International Ltd. has acquired Delisle Agencies Ltd. of Delisle, Saskatchewan, Canada. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The family-owned Delisle Agencies specializes in personal lines and government automotive insurance solutions. Rob Ouellette, president, will join …

Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty Acquires Stirling Insurance of Florida

Seeman Holtz Property & Casualty, Inc. (SHP&C) has acquired Stirling Insurance Services, Inc., headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. Stirling has served all of Florida for over 28, led by Terry Sgammato and his team who provide all insurance products and …

Sciemus Partners with HSCM Bermuda and Is Renamed Argon Underwriting

Sciemus, a specialty Lloyd’s MGA, is forming an investing partnership with HSCM Bermuda, a firm that invests in reinsurance and insurance-linked assets across all lines of business. The deal also calls for Sciemus to change its name as it evolves …

CopperPoint Acquires Pacific Compensation Insurance in California for $150M

CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Co. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire California-based workers’ compensation carrier Pacific Compensation Insurance Co. from Alleghany Insurance Holdings LLC for $150 million in cash. The combined book of underwriting business for the …