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BroadStreet invests in Canadian insurance coverage dealer Westland

BroadStreet invests in Canadian insurance coverage dealer Westland


BroadStreet Companions, owned by Ontario Lecturers’ Pension Plan, has invested in Canadian impartial insurance coverage brokerage Westland Insurance coverage Group

Westland has been on an acquisition spree lately, with a few of its most up-to-date purchases being that of Assurances R. Legault and RiskTech Insurance coverage Providers.

By its new capital alliance with Ontario Lecturers’, Westland seems to be to help its enlargement drive in Canada.

The Wubs household, which based Westland in 1980, will proceed to carry a ‘vital’ stake within the enterprise and its operational management.

With greater than C$2.5bn of premium, Westland focuses on  worker advantages, farm, specialty insurance coverage, business, and private segments. 

This transaction sees Blackstone Credit score exiting its funding within the enterprise.

The deal awaits regulatory clearance, with completion anticipated within the second quarter of this yr.

BroadStreet founder and government chair Rick Miley mentioned: “Westland Insurance coverage Group possesses the traits that make it an awesome match for a partnership with BroadStreet: the management group is entrepreneurial, there’s a tradition of possession embedded within the agency that’s according to our co-ownership strategy and the corporate has a bias for development, each natural development and development by way of acquisition.” 

Ontario Lecturers’ has been Ohio-based insurance coverage brokerage holding firm BroadStreet’s major financial associate since 2012.

BroadStreet follows a co-ownership mannequin, which presents its companions monetary backing for natural and acquisitive development in addition to helps them retain operational autonomy.

Westland president and CEO Jamie Lyons mentioned: “This partnership gives us with the capital wanted to proceed investing in our enterprise and delivering market main insurance coverage options to extra Canadians.

“With the help of Ontario Lecturers’ and BroadStreet, we’ll additional broaden Westland’s presence coast-to-coast and proceed our journey to turn out to be Canada’s favorite insurance coverage dealer.”  



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