Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions News from Mortgage & Finance News magazine

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions News from Mortgage & Finance News magazine

News: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants and Prime Risk Partners Have Joined Forces

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants and Prime Risk Partners Inc., announced today that they have officially joined forces to continue to build on their national footprint and offer greater specialty support and services to their clients and collaboration among EPIC's colleagues. The transaction previously announced on October 15th has closed.

News: Bank of Southern California, NA and CalWest Bancorp, the Holding Company for CalWest Bank, Announce Agreement to Merge

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) and CalWest Bancorp (OTCBB: CALW), today announced the signing of a definitive agreement and plan of merger (the "Agreement") whereby CalWest Bank will merge with and into Bank of Southern California. The merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of all regulatory approvals and the approval of the shareholders of CALW and BCAL.

News: The Nation’s 34th Largest Retail Insurance Broker Prime Risk Partners Joins EPIC

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) Prime Risk Partners Inc. and EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, announced today that they have entered into an agreement to join forces. EPIC, founded in 2007, has grown to become one of the 15 largest U.S. retail insurance brokers and the nation's 9th largest privately-held insurance brokerage.

News: Fannie Hillman + Associates Expands Central Florida Legacy

Mortgage and Finance News: (WINTER PARK, Fla.) Fannie Hillman + Associates, a long-standing fixture in the Central Florida real estate market, has acquired a new location along famed Park Avenue in Winter Park, Florida. On September 26, 2019, Fannie Hillman + Associates, led by President and Broker Scott Hillman, purchased Winter Park Land Company.

News: Integro USA Inc. Completes Transition to EPIC Brand

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, which operates as EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), announced today that Integro USA, Inc. (Integro USA), acquired by EPIC in January 2019, has completed their adoption of the EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants name and brand.

News: JenCap Holdings LLC to Acquire Aran Insurance Services Group, a Specialty Insurance Business

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) JenCap Holdings (JenCap), a specialty insurance business, announced today that it has agreed to acquire privately-held Aran Insurance Services Group (Aran), a specialty program administrator with offices in Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts and New York. Founded in 2009, Aran has been led by Tim Kenny and John LaCava who have built one of the leading program administration insurance platforms in the country.

News: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants Acquires Trumark Insurance and Financial Services

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the acquisition of Trumark Insurance & Financial Services, a Pleasanton, CA-based Brokerage/General Agency specializing in the institutional financial advisory market.

News: Memphis-based Venture Capital Firm Innova Announces Sale of Portfolio Company Arkis Biosciences to Integra LifeSciences

Mortgage and Finance News: (MEMPHIS, Tenn.) Innova Memphis, a Memphis-based early stage venture capital firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its portfolio company Arkis Biosciences. Knoxville-based Arkis, a neuro-surgical medical device company, has been acquired by Integra LifeSciences Holding Corporation, a leading medical technology company.

News: The Solaris Group, LLC Joins Klingenstein Fields

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) The Solaris Group (Solaris), a New York-based wealth advisor and investment consultant to non-profit organizations, today announced that it is joining KF Group LP, an affiliate of Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors (KFWA), a complementary wealth advisor also based in New York.

News: Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors Acquires Assets of The Solaris Group LLC

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors (KFWA), a leading independent wealth advisor based in New York, today announced the acquisition, through its affiliate KF Group LP, of the assets of The Solaris Group, LLC (Solaris), a complementary New York-based wealth advisor. Together, the combined firm will have over $4.0 billion in assets under management.

News: Best Friends Pet Hotel Announces ESOP Acquisition Led by Mosaic Capital Partners, Becoming the Largest Employee-Owned Pet Care Company

Mortgage and Finance News: (NORWALK, Conn.) Best Friends Pet Hotel, a national operator of pet hotels with 30 locations throughout the United States offering boarding, grooming, doggy day camp, training and retail services at each of its locations, announced today its Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOP, acquisition led by Mosaic Capital Partners.

News: EPIC Acquires Book of Business of Brokers Insurance Mart, Inc. (BIM)

Mortgage and Finance News: (LIVERMORE, Calif.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it acquired in an asset sale the book of business of Brokers Insurance Mart, Inc. (BIM) on April 15, 2019.

News: Multi-Flow Industries, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Draft Beer Services of Atlanta, Georgia

Mortgage and Finance News: (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) Following the acquisition of Lenox Martell (Boston) in 2017, Total Systems Control and Jordan's Draft Services (Pittsburgh) and Main Street Beverage (Philadelphia) in 2018 and now Draft Beer Services of Atlanta, Multi-Flow is able to offer a full range of beverage dispensing and service solutions to its customers in seven new markets.

News: National Lending Industry Leaders, Residential Capital Partners and 2020 REI Group, Join Forces

Mortgage and Finance News: (DALLAS, Texas) Residential Capital Partners is pleased to announce the acquisition of 3L Finance. As a part of the acquisition, Residential Capital Partners is pleased to be the national hard money and rental finance lending partner to 2020 REI Group.

News: seriesOne Acquires Dynamo Development to Accelerate its Global Expansion Efforts and Bring Software Development In-House

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) seriesOne Inc., a leading global digital security fundraising platform led by leaders with over 20 years of traditional investment banking, venture capital and technology experience, today announced its acquisition of Dynamo Development, a custom software development company with a mature engineering team based in the Ukraine.

News: EPIC Holdings Inc. Closes Acquisition of Integro USA

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) EPIC Holdings, Inc. ('EPIC') today announced the closing of EPIC's acquisition of Integro Holdings Inc. (substantially all of the U.S. operations of Integro Group Holdings). Please see our press release issued on December 17, 2018 that follows for more details and comments on the transaction.

News: CityView Commercial LLC has purchased Southlake Mall in Atlanta, Ga.

Mortgage and Finance News: (MORROW, Ga.) New York based CityView Commercial LLC, led by Jimmy Khezrie and Jack Friedler, has purchased Southlake Mall in Atlanta, Georgia. Jacobs REA led by Sholom Jacobs partnered with CVC in this transaction. The property boasts strong tenant sales with a vibrant lineup of national inline tenants and a high-volume Macy's.

News: Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC Acquires Argo Landscapers Program

Mortgage and Finance News: (AVON, Conn.) Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC, a national multi-line specialty program manager, today announced it has contracted with Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. to assume MGA responsibilities for Argo's Landscape Contracting program, effective January 1, 2019.

News: EPIC Holdings Inc. to Acquire Integro USA

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) EPIC Holdings, Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire Integro Holdings Inc., which houses substantially all of the U.S. operations of Integro Group Holdings, LP. Founded in 2005, Integro has built a highly successful specialty insurance brokerage and consulting business in the U.S. with revenue in excess of $150 million.

News: JenCap Holdings LLC to Acquire Risk Innovations, a Specialty Insurance Business

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) JenCap Holdings LLC (JCH), a specialty insurance business, announced today that it has agreed to acquire privately-held Risk Innovations LLC, a specialty wholesale insurance broker based in Atlanta, Georgia. Financial terms were not disclosed.

News: EPIC Buys Direct Retail Wine Industry Business From Paragon Insurance Holdings

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the purchase of a retail wine industry book of business from Managing General Agency (MGA) Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC. The accounts in question came to Paragon in the fall of 2017 when they acquired wine industry specialist John Sutak Insurance Brokers, along with two winery programs from the Argo Group.

News: EPIC Acquires Not-For-Profit and Social Services Specialist Total Management Corporation (TMC)

Mortgage and Finance News: (MELVILLE, N.Y.) Total Management Corporation (TMC) and EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that EPIC has acquired the assets, employees and operations of TMC.

News: EPIC Acquires Alternative Asset Management Industry Specialist Vanbridge LLC

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) Vanbridge, LLC, a specialty insurance intermediary, program management, and risk advisory services business, and EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that EPIC has acquired the assets, employees and operations of Vanbridge.

News: Bank of Southern California NA Completes Acquisition of Americas United Bank

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Bank of Southern California, N.A., San Diego (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced today the completion of its acquisition of Americas United Bank (OTC Pink: AUNB), effective July 31, 2018. Americas United Bank had total assets of approximately $231 million as of June 30, 2018.

News: EPIC adds Lou D’Agostino as a Principal in New York serving the Financial Services Industry

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants today announced that risk management and insurance brokerage veteran Lou D'Agostino and his Iron Cove Partners team have joined the firm. D'Agostino has over 17 years of insurance brokerage experience with an expertise in serving the Financial Services industry.

News: Bank of Southern California N.A. and Americas United Bank Announce Agreement to Merge

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink:BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) and Americas United Bank (OTC Pink:AUNB), today announced the signing of a definitive agreement and plan of merger (the "Agreement") whereby Americas United Bank will merge with and into Bank of Southern California. The merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of all regulatory approvals and the approval of the shareholders of AUB and BCAL, and is expected to close in Q3 2018.

News: JenCap Holdings LLC to Acquire Genesee General, a Specialty Insurance Business

Mortgage and Finance News: (ALPHARETTA, Ga.) JenCap Holdings LLC (JCH), a specialty insurance business, announced today that it has agreed to acquire privately-held Genesee General, a managing general agency, program administrator and wholesale insurance broker based in Alpharetta, Georgia. The transaction is expected to close in January 2018. Financial terms were not disclosed.

News: NIF Group, Inc. Acquires Agency Intermediaries, Inc.

Mortgage and Finance News: (MANHASSET, N.Y.) NIF Group, Inc., a leading wholesale broker, program administrator and managing general agency and their parent company, JenCap Holdings LLC announces that they have agreed to acquire privately held Agency Intermediaries, Inc. and A.I.I. Insurance Brokerage of Mass., Inc. (A.I.I.). Both affiliated entities serve as MGA/contract binding authorities and wholesale insurance brokerages, respectively located in Guilford, Connecticut and East Douglas, Massachusetts.

News: Mid America Mortgage to Purchase Assets from Two Oklahoma Lenders

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Mid America Mortgage, Inc. announced it has signed a letter of intent to purchase the assets of Oklahoma City-based American Southwest Mortgage Corp. and an affiliated firm, American Southwest Mortgage Funding Corp. As part of the agreement, Mid America will incorporate American Southwest's operations into Mid America's mortgage platform and secure an interest in their respective pipelines and select assets. Further, Mid America will also offer employment to loan production staff members from each organization.

News: After 139 Years of Operations as Frenkel and Company, Venerable NY Insurance Broker Elects to Join EPIC

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) Frenkel & Company, one of the nation's most respected full-service independent insurance brokers and EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that they have joined forces.