Mergers

E&O Insights: Do You Have Clients That Will Be Buying or Selling?

While most agents are aware that mergers and acquisitions are hot topics in the world of insurance agencies, insurance is not the only segment of our industry affected. In many communities, hospitals, accounting firms, real estate firms and law firms …

Arch Insurance Europe Buys Resource Underwriting Pacific in Australia

Arch Insurance Europe has acquired 100 percent of Resource Underwriting Pacific Pty Ltd (RUPPL), the Melbourne-based MGA. RUPPL will be added to Arch Insurance Europe’s current holdings in Australia. James Weatherstone, Arch Insurance Europe chief executive, said: “We are delighted …

Flashback: Key P/C Insurance Mergers and Acquisitions of 2013

Compared to some previous years, there were not a lot of mergers in the property/casualty carrier space in 2013 but there were some interesting ones. Major carrier transactions included specialty insurer Markel’s acquisition of reinsurer Alterra for $3.1 billion and …

Shareholder Adviser OK’s Allied’s Bid, But Nixes Approval by Transatlantic

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG announced that Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), an independent proxy advisory service, has “issued a report recommending that shareholders of Allied World vote in favor of all of the proposals associated with the merger with …

Airclaims to Merge with Georgia’s McLarens

Global insurance loss adjuster McLarens Young International is merging with aviation loss adjuster Airclaims of the United Kingdom. While both companies will continue to operate under their own brands, Airclaims will become a fully owned entity operating within the McLarens …

Transatlantic, Allied World off CreditWatch as Merger Looks Less Likely: S&P

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has removed both Transatlantic Holdings and Allied World Assurance Co. Holdings AG from its CreditWatch Positive, where they were placed on June 13, following the announcement of their merger agreement. S&P’s long-term counterparty credit rating …

The best merger mentality: Conservative and calculating

An agency owner who believes that a merger or acquisition is all about the money may leave a lot more on the table than a premium price. They may be putting the future of their agency in jeopardy. M&A is …

To acquire or be acquired–that is the question

Independent retail insurance agencies looking to grow through acquisition had better have a good plan in place if they want to run with the big dogs–those big dogs being the banks, the large public brokers and the regional clusters whose …

To acquire or be acquired — that is the question

Independent retail insurance agencies looking to grow through acquisition had better have a good plan in place if they want to run with the big dogs — those big dogs being the banks, the large public brokers and the regional …

To acquire or be acquired–that is the question

Independent retail insurance agencies looking to grow through acquisition had better have a good plan in place if they want to run with the big dogs–those big dogs being the banks, the large public brokers and the regional clusters whose …

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