Mergers & acquisitions (M&A)

PIB to keep the Cobra brand

PIB CEO Brendan McManus unveils his plans for Cobra, while Cobra boss Steve Burrows discusses the sale process, competition and feedback from network members.

PIB buys Cobra

Deal sees premiums placed by PIB grow to £900m as Cobra's Steve Burrows steps down from CEO role but remains with the company as a consultant to "provide continuity".

A-Plan confirms south west deals

The personal lines broker bought Westward Counties and Acer and has assimilated their books of business into its own local branches as it eyes pipeline of buys.

In Person: Simon Cooter and Carolyn Callan, Covéa

On the 1st May Simon Cooter effectively handed over the commercial and high net worth director baton at Covea to Carolyn Callan and became in his words ‘minister without portfolio’. At last week’s British Insurance Brokers’ Association Conference…

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