Specialist Risk Group (SRG), has announced the acquisition of specialist Irish liability and property MGA, Blackrock Insurance Solutions.
Phil Barton attacks scale-led consolidation and warns broking is “in a dangerous place” as an expert panel including Aon’s Julie Page, A-Plan’s Carl Shuker and Atlanta’s Ian Donaldson consider the future in a session chaired by Brokerbility’s, Ashwin…
The sale includes Willis Re and is intended to address questions raised by regulators including the European Commission.
Latest move sees specialist marine broker Christopher Rowe join Seventeen Group's stable and follows its purchases of Ryan's and Pinner Risk Solutions.
Consolidator says the PI specialist broker will be integrated into its Guernsey-based business as it plans to expand across the Channel Islands.
Deal for Pinner Risk Solutions follows its purchase of Ipswich-headquartered Ryan's last week.
CEO Paul Anscombe discusses his plans for Ryan's and reveals he is increasingly getting approached by brokers looking for an alternative to the consolidators.
The Cirencester-headquartered business, which has 195 staff, will add to Adonagh's PMI proposition.
Ryan's will become part of James Hallam as chairman Tim Ryan is set to exit.
The networks business has been rebranded to Hedron and will continue to be led by David Hopwood who has joined the GRP executive team.
Bennetts has finally found a home after Ardonagh divested its purchase of the motor specialist last year following a CMA investigation.
Kingfisher (formerly Vantage) bought Fresh in 2018. The sale follows Kingfisher taking the Fresh-sellers to court alleging it had been “induced to enter into the purchase by fraudulent misrepresentations made by and/or on behalf of the warrantors”.
Move follows redundancies and a number of management exits at Be Wiser and will see the personal lines broker operate alongside Swinton, Autonet, Carole Nash and Marmalade.
Aston Lark Ireland CEO Robert Kennedy says further acquisition announcements are "imminent" as broker makes its second Irish deal of the year.
Brokers are in demand, but what should you think about ahead of selling up? The Cripps Pemberton Greenish team outline some key considerations.
Following on from GRP's surprise purchase of Marsh Networks, Martin Friel investigates how consolidation is changing the networks landscape.
Business says deal for IFM Select supports its strategy to build its presence in the Midlands.
Consolidator's financial results for the year ended 31 March 2020 show a pre-tax loss of £23.4m, but rising turnover and a 42% boost in operating profit.
Ardonagh-owned Ethos says the deal brings its number of regional hubs up to 13.
The CEO tells Insurance Age about his plans in the telematics and pay-as-you-go insurance areas, as he reveals Atlanta has another five or six deals in the pipeline.
DNA is a motor trade specialist and will sit alongside Aston Lark’s Road Runner business.
The consolidator has extended its reach in Ireland with its buy of retail broker, Creane & Creane.
Move follows hot on the heels of its purchase of the corporate retail book of business from AFL Insurance Brokers.
Move comes as Ardonagh Global Partners makes its first deal in the United States.