2018 M&A News

Core Assurance Partners Acquires Virginia’s E.L. Creech & Co.

Core Assurance Partners, a financial services company headquartered in Hampton Roads, Va., has acquired E. L. Creech & Co. Inc., a fourth-generation, family-owned property and casualty firm based in Virginia Beach, Va., where it will maintain its offices. Terms of …

Cook Maran & Associates Acquires New York’s Joseph P. Price Agency

Cook Maran & Associates, a New York and New Jersey insurance broker and the New York metropolitan area platform for Prime Risk Partners (PRP), has acquired Joseph P. Price Agency (Price). Price is a Long Island, N.Y.-based insurance agency that …

Generali Plans to Sell Wealth Management, Services Units for $476M

Assicurazioni Generali SpA agreed to sell wealth-management and service units in Ireland and Guernsey for 409 million euros ($476 million), pushing the Italian insurer above its target for international disposals. The Generali Worldwide and Generali Link businesses will be purchased …

AIG Completes $5.5 Billion Acquisition of Validus

American International Group Inc. said it has completed its acquisition of Bermuda reinsurer and specialist insurer Validus Holdings. The $5.56 billion all-cash transaction was first announced in January, about eight months after Brian Duperreault took over at AIG as president …

Risk Strategies Acquires Maryland’s Oxford Risk Management Group

Risk Strategies, a Boston, Mass.-headquartered, privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Oxford Risk Management Group, a Sparks, Md.-based provider of alternative risk and captive insurance and consulting. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Established …

BNC Insurance Agency Acquires New York’s Murray, Schoen & Homer

BNC Insurance Agency, Inc (BNC), an independently owned retail brokerage firm with headquarters in Rye Brook, N.Y., has acquired Murray, Schoen & Homer, Inc (MSH), also located in Rye Brook, N.Y. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MSH has …

AXA, XL Choose Name for Combined P/C, Specialty Operations: ‘AXA XL’

Following the completion of the acquisition of XL Group by AXA SA – expected in the second half of 2018 – the two insurers have chosen the name of the division that will be dedicated to large property/casualty commercial lines …

Gallagher Bassett Services Acquires New Jersey’s WCD Group

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s subsidiary, Gallagher Bassett Services Inc., has acquired Pennington, N.J.-based WCD Group LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2002, WCD manages and mitigates risk in the environmental, construction and real estate marketplace. …

Canada’s Evergreen Pacific Insurance Corp. to Buy Natural Health Provider Synergy

Evergreen Pacific Insurance Corp. (EPIC), the Toronto-based financial-services holding company, announced it has signed a binding agreement to acquire a majority interest in Synergy Health Services, subject to completion of customary due diligence. Financial details of the transaction were not …

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Australia Broker Milne Alexander

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced the acquisition of Milne Alexander, with offices in Sydney, New South Wales and Port Lincoln, South Australia. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1973, Milne Alexander is a retail property/casualty broker …