The broking sector has continued to see significant activity when it comes to mergers and acquisitions despite potential barriers and a dwindling number of larger targets. This article discusses whether inflation and rising interest rates might be the headwinds that finally dampen the appetite for…
In this article, Lea Cheesbrough, managing director at Movo Partnership, discusses why the appointment representative model is becoming the preferred choice for start-up brokers and why independent firms are looking to switch.
As the Irish broking market steadies itself after the buffeting from the swirling winds of Brexit and Covid it faces a fresh challenge: consolidation. This article focuses on how Ireland's broker market is developing and how consolidation is impacting the market.
US-broker Brown & Brown has firmly stuck its flagpole into UK soil by buying GRP. This article considers what this means for the wider sector and asks if more US-firms will stake their claim on the consolidators.
Markerstudy Group case study: M&A growth strategy and delivering a ‘hybrid’ future of office and home working
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, Markerstudy had to get over 3,000 staff working from home, whilst on-boarding new staff from the firms it had acquired. This case study focuses on how Markerstudy leveraged Citrix and IGEL OS to support its M&A growth strategy and deliver a ‘hybrid’ future.
In this article, LV Broker’s Mike Crane reflects on the impact of consolidation, pricing practices, trust and asks if brokers are well placed to take advantage of the developments.
To support its M&A growth strategy and deliver a ‘hybrid’ future, Markerstudy Group leveraged Citrix and IGEL OS. Watch this video to find out how Markerstudy saved in excess of £1 million on desktop equipment.
The number and scale of M&A transactions in the insurance sector has increased exponentially. This article highlights why integration is key in acquisitions and why many firms often don’t think of integrating the businesses until it’s too late.
The high volume of distribution channel M&A transactions among brokers, MGAs, aggregators, and other producers has been a driving force of change for the insurance industry. This white paper focuses on the importance of distribution channel M&A transactions for insurance companies.
Today, the cargo market is in a state of distress and correction, with Lloyd’s issuing a directive to its syndicates to improve their profitability or exit the market. Produced by AXA XL, this article focuses on the state of the cargo insurance market in 2020 and the challenges faced by carriers.