One80 Intermediaries Acquires Canadian MGA, Strategic Underwriting Managers

August 12, 2020

One80 Intermediaries, a Boston-headquartered wholesale broker, program manager, and insurance aggregator, announced it has acquired Strategic Underwriting Managers Inc. (SUM), a Canada-based managing general agent.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Offering property, casualty and other specialty insurance products, SUM works collaboratively with insurers and reinsurers to design, underwrite and deliver market leading insurance products to brokers throughout Canada. It has offices in Toronto, Montreal, and Lachine QC.

“One80 has rapidly expanded throughout the United States and we look forward to establishing an international footprint with Strategic Underwriting Managers,” said Matthew F. Power, president of One80 Intermediaries. “SUM and One80 uphold a similar entrepreneurial culture and strategic long-term vision. With that we are confident that together, we will further support our brokers on both sides of the border.”

With broad, in-house binding authority, SUM underwrites on behalf of the world’s highest quality insurance carriers. In addition to SUM’s in-house authority, the organization maintains brokerage relationships with a broad group of insurance markets, providing products and services to their brokers and clients.

SUM is licensed in every province and territory in Canada and does not require broker contracts or volume commitments.

“We have full authority on each of the programs we underwrite and are proud of the long relationships with each company with whom we trade. In joining One80 we look forward to developing additional capacity, and introducing new products and innovations into Canada,” said Jeff Somerville, president at Strategic Underwriting Managers. Inc.

About One80 Intermediaries

One80 Intermediaries is a privately held, national firm with offices across the U.S. As an U.S. insurance wholesaler and program manager, the company offers placement services and binding authority for property & casualty, financial lines, personal lines, and medical stop loss risks. One80 serves commercial companies, non-profits, public entities, and individuals, and has access to all major insurance markets in the U.S. and U.K. Coverage spans all industry classes. One80 has offices in more than 20 locations nationwide including Boston, New York City, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Nashville, San Diego, and Seattle.

Source: One80 Intermediaries

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