altamont

Altamont hires Orchid’s Zuk to drive insurance investments

2020-01-17T22:27:00+00:00

Joe Zuk has left Orchid Underwriters after less than a year to join Altamont Capital Partners as an operating partner focused on its insurance investments.

MMC Agency and Ironwood

MMA adds PE expertise with Ironwood acquisition

2020-01-16T16:38:00+00:00

Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) has acquired Ironwood Insurance Services, an Atlanta, Georgia-based independent broker with 85 employees with particular expertise in private equity.

Florida sign

Avatar to buy Centauri in latest Florida M&A deal

2020-01-15T18:57:00+00:00

Avatar Partners is set to buy Centauri National Insurance Company and Centauri Specialty Insurance Company in the latest of a flurry of Florida homeowners M&A transactions.

Weston insurance

Florida insurer Weston to buy Anchor Specialty

2020-01-14T20:49:00+00:00

Florida insurer Weston Insurance has agreed a deal to buy Texas carrier Anchor Specialty Insurance and its associated MGA, The Insurer can reveal.

Helix and Tysers

Tysers takes minority stake in Bermudian MGA Helix

2020-01-14T15:55:00+00:00

Integro-owned broker Tysers has invested in Bermudian MGA start-up Helix Underwriting Partners.

Matt Power One80

One80 buys medical stop loss MGU Vista UW Partners

2020-01-14T14:34:00+00:00

US wholesaler and program manager One80 Intermediaries has completed its second significant acquisition in two months with a deal to buy medical stop loss specialist Vista Underwriting Partners, The Insurer can reveal.

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Allianz closes $1.08bn LV= GI acquisition

2019-12-31T17:20:00+00:00

Allianz has completed its acquisition of the remaining 51 percent stake in the general insurance business of UK insurer LV= for £1.08bn ($1.43bn), almost double the £578mn ($729mn) valuation when the deal was first announced in May 2019.

Barbican Project and Burns & Wilcox

Kaufman to acquire Lloyd’s carrier Barbican’s UK MGA

2019-11-25T20:34:00+00:00

HW Kaufman Group, the US intermediary that owns wholesaler Burns & Wilcox, is poised to acquire a UK MGA owned by Barbican once the Lloyd’s insurer’s sale to Bermudian Arch Capital completes.

Grahame Chilton - Capsicum Re

Clock ticking for Gallagher to trigger Capsicum Re buyout option

2019-11-22T12:38:00+00:00

Time is running out for AJ Gallagher (AJG) to call in its option to acquire the 80 percent it doesn’t currently own in the London market reinsurance intermediary Capsicum Re.

MMC Agency and Ironwood

MMA adds PE expertise with Ironwood acquisition

2020-01-16T16:38:00+00:00

Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) has acquired Ironwood Insurance Services, an Atlanta, Georgia-based independent broker with 85 employees with particular expertise in private equity.

Weston insurance

Florida insurer Weston to buy Anchor Specialty

2020-01-14T20:49:00+00:00

Florida insurer Weston Insurance has agreed a deal to buy Texas carrier Anchor Specialty Insurance and its associated MGA, The Insurer can reveal.

Helix and Tysers

Tysers takes minority stake in Bermudian MGA Helix

2020-01-14T15:55:00+00:00

Integro-owned broker Tysers has invested in Bermudian MGA start-up Helix Underwriting Partners.

Florida orange squeeze

Florida – this time the squeeze is real

2020-01-13T21:53:00+00:00

For the third time in four years, Florida’s homeowners insurance market is entering the first quarter in a state of great uncertainty as the deteriorating operating environment again brings the prospect of ratings downgrades in the crucial months leading up to the hurricane season.

2020 GRP and Ardonagh

Tysers-RFIB deal continues trend - but can UK broker valuations hold up in 2020?

2019-12-31T10:25:00+00:00

For UK insurance brokers, 2019 will be remembered as a vintage year. Whereas carriers in the UK market such as Barbican were able to achieve only modest price to book multiples, the valuations realised by intermediaries have been truly impressive.

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