mergers 2017 News

Secret Buyer of Beechwood Assets Unveiled as Global Bankers Insurance Group

Global Bankers Insurance Group is the previously undisclosed buyer of assets from the Beechwood family of reinsurance and asset management companies, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. The recent purchase by Global Bankers – a $3.5-billion, Durham, North …

MAPFRE Gains 51% of Indonesian Insurer ABDA to Expand in South East Asia

Insurer MAPFRE, which already owned 31 percent of the insurer, has gained 51 percent and effective control of Indonesian insurance company PT Asuransi Bina Dana Arta Tbk (ABDA). The transaction was closed at a price of 90 million euros. Through …

Co-operators General Expands Quebec Agency Force by Acquiring Assurance Auclair

The Co-operators General Insurance Co. in Montreal has purchased Assurance Auclair located in Quebec City. The brokerage’s portfolio includes personal and commercial insurance policies. “We have seen steady growth in Quebec during the past seven years, and this is another …

Wells Fargo Weighing Sale of Insurance Brokerage Business: Bloomberg

Wells Fargo & Co. is weighing a sale of its insurance brokerage business, which could fetch about $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said. The San Francisco-based lender has begun reaching out to private equity firms to gauge interest …

Vertafore Acquires Analytics Firm RiskMatch

Insurance technology firm Vertafore said it has acquired RiskMatch, a Connecticut-based business intelligence and analytics company that provides portfolio management and placement services to insurance brokers and carriers. Founded in 2013, RiskMatch delivers web-based services, analytics, internal and external benchmarking …

Specialty Brokers AmWINS and Partners Specialty Group to Merge

Specialty insurance brokerages AmWINS Group Inc. and Partners Specialty Group LLC have agreed to merge. Partners will become part of the AmWINS Brokerage Division, bringing an expanded geographic presence that complements the existing AmWINS platform. The combined firm will place …

KKR and Canadian Pension Fund to Acquire Insurance Broker USI in $4.3 Billion Deal

Private equity firm KKR and Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) agreed to buy USI Insurance Services from Onex Corp. in a $4.3 billion deal, including debt. The deal is the latest in a string …

Sapiens to Acquire Insurance Tech Firm StoneRiver for $102 Million

Israel-based insurance software firm Sapiens International Corp. has agreed to acquire privately-held insurance technology firm StoneRiver Inc. for approximately $102 million in cash. Headquartered in Denver, StoneRiver’s software product portfolio is comprised of a policy administration suite, rating, underwriting, illustrations, …

Update: Blackstone to Buy Aon’s Benefits Outsourcing Unit

Insurance broker Aon Plc said on Friday it agreed to sell its employee benefits outsourcing business to private equity firm Blackstone Group LP for up to $4.8 billion. Blackstone will pay $4.3 billion upfront and up to an additional $500 …

Archer Daniels Midland to Sell Crop Risk Services to Validus

U.S. agricultural commodities trader Archer Daniels Midland Co has agreed to sell its Crop Risk Services (CRS) insurance business for $127.5 million to Validus Holdings Ltd, the companies announced on Monday. The deal, which is expected to close in the …