Managing General Agency (MGA) News

Howden Group Invests $84M to Support Its Treaty Reinsurance MGA, Tamesis DUAL

Howden Group Holdings announced an investment of $84 million in support of Tamesis DUAL Ltd., the reinsurance division of DUAL Group, the world’s largest international MGA. This additional capacity has been in place since Jan. 1, 2021 and the capital …

Canadian Insurtech Apollo Closes C$13.5 Million Funding Round

Apollo Insurance Solutions Ltd., the Toronto-based online insurance company, announced it has closed an oversubscribed C$13.5 million (US$10.6 million) Series A financing round, which exceeded its original C$4 million (US$3.2 million) target. Gravitas Securities Inc. led the financing which resulted …

Nexus Completes Acquisition of Hiscox MGA Marine Business

Independent specialty managing general agent (MGA) Nexus Group announced it completed the acquisition of the Hiscox MGA Marine business (HMM) from Hiscox MGA Ltd. Completed on Dec. 30, 2020 via an asset purchase into Millstream Underwriting Ltd., a Nexus Group …

Captive Re/Insurance MGU, International Re, Partners with Admitted Insurer Cimarron

International Re (I–RE), the specialist captive insurance and reinsurance managing general underwriter (MGU), is announcing a new strategic capacity partnership with Cimarron Insurance, a niche specialist admitted insurer. The partnership will underwrite a range of admitted property and casualty lines …

UK Insurtech Startup battleface Raises $12M in Funding from U.S. Venture Capital Firm

UK startup battleface Inc., a company that specializes in tech-enabled global travel insurance, announced a $12-million Series A financing round from Drive Capital, a Columbus, Ohio-based venture capital firm. The investment will be used to fund growth and market expansion …

HDI Global Specialty Renews Agreement with German MGA AMANIKI

HDI Global Specialty SE has announced the renewal of its underwriting agency agreement with German M&A insurance specialist MGA, AMANIKI. The agreement also sees AMANIKI move from a co-insurance panel of capacity providers to a 100% exclusive binder with HDI …

Coverys European Holdings Subsidiary Acquires Lloyd’s Italian Coverholder Gava

AEC Wholesale Group, a subsidiary of Coverys European Holdings (CEH), announced the acquisition of Gava S.R.L, a Lloyd’s coverholder based in Brindisi, Italy. AEC Group will assume 100% ownership of Gava, bringing the Italian Lloyd’s coverholder into its existing network …

Coverys European Holdings Acquires Bridge Insurance Broker in Italy

Coverys European Holdings (CEH), an agency platform and network specializing in European markets, has completed the 100% acquisition of Bridge Insurance Broker S.R.L, a Lloyd’s wholesale broker and coverholder based in Lucca, Italy. Bridge provides a full suite of property, …

MGA DUAL Plans to Use Its Own Underwriting Capital Alongside Capacity Providers

DUAL, the London-based managing general agency, announced it will deploy its own group underwriting capital alongside its existing capacity providers. “This is a game-changing moment for DUAL. Now, by providing capital to DUAL, we move to the next stage of …

New Guy Carpenter Unit Serves Carriers, MGAs in Program Business Market

Global reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter & Co. has started a new dedicated unit to provide services to insurance carriers and managing general agencies (MGAs) operating in the program business market. The new unit, GC Access, offers a range of services …