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Insurers Prefer Private Equity Investments over Hedge Funds: Survey

LONDON — Insurers want to put more money into private equity this year while scaling back on hedge funds, a survey by Goldman Sachs Asset Management showed on Wednesday. Private equity was the most-favored asset class for insurers seeking to …

Canadian MGA GroupAssur Merges with Evolution Insurance

GroupAssur, a Canadian managing general agent (MGA), specializing in property/casualty insurance lines, announced it has merged with Evolution Insurance, an MGA and wholesaler specializing in complex risks that offers its facilities, programs and services to Canadian brokers. Novacap, one of …

Update: Private Equity Firm BC Partners Agrees to Buy Insurance Service Company Davies

BC Partners agreed to take over insurance service company Davies, as it bets on fast-growing demand for outsourcing in the financial industry. The private equity firm signed a definitive agreement to buy a majority stake in London-based Davies, it said …

Cinven and GIC Complete Purchase of UK Broker Miller from Willis Towers Watson

Cinven, the international private equity firm, and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, have completed the acquisition of leading specialist insurance and re/insurance broker, Miller, from Willis Towers Watson. The acquisition was first announced in November 2020. Although financial details of …

UK Broker, Specialist Risk Group, to Be Acquired by Private Equity Firm HGGC

Specialist Risk Group (SRG), a London-based specialist insurance broker, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by middle-market private equity firm HGGC. SRG’s management team will invest alongside HGGC and continue to hold a significant stake in …

New Re/Insurer ‘Vantage Risk’ Launches, Led by Former Arch, AXA XL Executives

A new re/insurance group, called Vantage Group Holdings Ltd., has launched with $1 billion of equity capital, provided by private equity firms The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman (H&F) as well as management. The company’s CEO is Greg Hendrick, …

Private Equity Firm Cinven and Canada’s BCI to Buy Legacy Specialist Compre

Cinven, an international private equity firm, and British Columbia Investment Management Corp. (BCI), one of Canada’s largest institutional investors, announced they have reached an agreement to acquire Compre, a specialist global consolidator of closed books of non-life insurance policies, from …

Private Equity Firm Hg Invests in Hyperion in Transaction Valued at US$5 Billion

Hg, the European private equity investor focused on software and service businesses, announced it will make a significant long-term equity investment in Hyperion Insurance Group Ltd., the insurance intermediary. The transaction values the business at an enterprise value of around …

Insurance Agency and Brokerage M&A Trends to Watch Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for many businesses across the globe, including the insurance industry. But so far, the insurance broker merger and acquisition (M&A) market has remained active even as the pandemic continues to unfold. Before the pandemic, …

Zurich Announces Initiative to Fund Solutions to Social and Environmental Issues

Zurich Insurance Group announced that it plans to “allocate up to 10 percent of its private equity investments to impact private equity funds, currently expected to total $100 million by the end of 2015. These funds will measure the social …