Mergers & acquisitions (M&A)

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.

Towergate buys broker

ProAktive Risk Group has opened a new Sheffield office after selling Rixon Matthews Appleyard to Towergate Risk Solutions

Passing it on

Edward Murray explains the options available for those thinking of selling up and how to plan for some of the more worrying issues that the process brings up.

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