Mergers & acquisitions (M&A)

News review: April 2010

Capita Insurance Services set its sights on becoming the largest niche motor broker in the UK, according to the managing director of its most recent acquisition Sureterm Direct.

Agenda: Going for growth in a tough market

There is little doubt that brokers have got it tough. The anticipated hardening of the market is a long time coming despite bold words by insurers, the economy is only recovering hesitantly with the important construction sector still in the doldrums and…

Chase Templeton acquires again

Isle of Man-based Chase Templeton Group has acquired Jigsaw Healthcare, the Cheshire-based private medical insurance (PMI) specialist.

Gallagher aquires FirstCity

Arthur J Gallagher (AJG) (UK) has today signed an agreement to acquire substantially all of the (re)insurance broking business of FirstCity Partnership.

Oval buys JL Fisher & Co

With an annual GWP of around £9m and employing 20 staff, Oval said the acquisition of J L Fisher would strengthen its increasing presence in the South West region

Abba bought by RG Ford

Chelmsford-based RG Ford Insurance Brokers has completed the first of the five acquisitions it said it expected to make in 2010

JLT buys Iimia Wealth Management for £7.25m

Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Group has bought Iimia Wealth Management from Midas Capital for £7.25m in cash. The announcement follows news of talks originally reported on broking.co.uk in December.

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