Business Moves & Mergers News

JLT Specialty USA Locating Headquarters in Chicago

JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT), the global specialist risk advisor and broker, has chosen Chicago as its U.S headquarters. The company said it has seen impressive growth over the last three years …

Massachusetts’ Coverys Invests in Patient Engagement, Medical Education Companies

Coverys, a Boston, Mass.-based medical professional liability insurance provider, has announced its investment in two separate organizations, Knowledge Diffusion Inc. (Osmosis) and Pack Health LLC (Pack Health). Osmosis is a medical and health education technology company with headquarters in Baltimore, …

Edison Motor Launches on Volante’s New UK-Based MGA Platform

Volante Global Ltd., a new multi-class and multi-territory international managing general agent (MGA) platform, has announced the launch of Edison Motor and the appointment of Steven Dickie and Doug Ockwell as joint managing directors of the new operation. Edison Motor …

RenaissanceRe to Buy Minority Stake in Run-Off Firm Catalina Holdings

RenaissanceRe will pick up a minority stake in Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd., a long-term manager of legacy runoff P/C insurance and reinsurance businesses. Neither side is disclosing financial terms. RenaissanceRe will pursue the investment through its subsidiary RenaissanceRe Ventures Ltd. …

S. Africa Mobile Phone Firm Cell C Seeks M&A to Expand into Insurance

Cell C Pty Ltd. is seeking acquisitions that will help transform South Africa’s third-biggest mobile-phone company into a full-service telecommunications provider offering internet and financial services as well as traditional calls and texts. The wireless carrier is working on two …

Kaplansky Insurance Acquires Massachusetts’ Anthony and Malcolm Insurance Agency

Kaplansky Insurance has acquired Anthony and Malcolm Insurance Agency in Bradford, Mass. Founded in 1919, Anthony and Malcolm Insurance provides a range of insurance services to both personal and commercial clientele. The addition of Anthony & Malcolm marks the 28th …

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires New Jersey’s The Daniels Group

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired New Providence, N.J.-based The Daniels Group Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1991, The Daniels Group is a full-service employee benefits consultant and broker serving corporations, schools, hospitals, municipalities, …

Insurance Agency M&As Soared 31% in 2017: OPTIS

Mergers and acquisitions of insurance agencies last year broke all records in 2017, according to OPTIS Partners’ annual report. The OPTIS database recorded 604 deals in the United States and Canada in 2017, a 31 percent jump from 461 in …

JenCap Holdings to Acquire Genesee General of Georgia

JenCap Holdings LLC (JCH), a specialty insurance business, has agreed to acquire privately-held Genesee General, a managing general agency, program administrator and wholesale insurance broker based in Alpharetta, Ga. The transaction is expected to close in January 2018. Financial terms …

Canada Fintech Firm Ratehub Raises $12M to Grow Insurance & Mortgage Offerings

Canadian financial technology company Ratehub Inc. has raised a $12 million Series A investment led by Elephant, a venture capital firm. Participating in the funding round was Simon Nixon, co-founder of UK-based financial comparison site MoneySuperMarket. Launched in 2010, Ratehub …