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closed 11/25/2015 via PR Newswire

Good2Go Auto Insurance, Inc., acquired Value Group Direct, LLC

synopsis: Value Group Direct (VGD), a full-service advertising agency specializing in direct response marketing, announced they've joined Independent Insurance Investments, Inc., the owner of Good2Go Auto Insurance and American Independent Insurance Companies. VGD will join the Good2Go team while retaining their current management team and Paoli, PA offices.
buyer parent: Inverness Management LLC
buyer: Good2Go Auto Insurance, Inc.
Good2Go offers affordable car insurance online to the non-standard automobile insurance market to help uninsured drivers get the car insurance they need to drive legally. Good2Go specializes in minimum liability car insurance, and also offers collision and comprehensive coverage. "
target: Value Group Direct, LLC
Based in Paoli, PA, Value Group Direct is a full-service advertising agency specializing in direct response marketing. Solutions across all marketing mediums include strategic planning; creative & design; production; media planning, buying & analysis; and database marketing and segmentation.
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announced 2/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Arch Capital Group Ltd., will acquire Precision Marketing Asia Pacific

synopsis: Arch Reinsurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has entered into an agreement in principle to obtain a majority stake in Precision Marketing Asia Pacific, an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL:$6,928.20)
Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Arch Worldwide Reinsurance Group, a part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., provides reinsurance to its clients around the globe. "
target: Precision Marketing Asia Pacific
Precision Marketing Asia Pacific (PMAP) is an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
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closed 4/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Integrity Marketing Group, acquired The Brokerage Resource

synopsis: Integrity Marketing Group, LLC, the nation's largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products, announced it has acquired The Brokerage Resource, an insurance marketing organization headquartered in North Carolina. They are recognized for their knowledge and experience in the life and health insurance space.
buyer: Integrity Marketing Group
Integrity Marketing Group is the nation's leading independent distributor of life and health insurance products focused on serving the Senior Market. Integrity develops and distributes life and health insurance products with insurance carrier partners. "
target: The Brokerage Resource
The Brokerage Resource is an insurance marketing organization headquartered in North Carolina. They are recognized for their knowledge and experience in the life and health insurance space.
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closed 8/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Barkley, acquired Meers Advertising

synopsis: Barkley announced that it is starting a dedicated group focused specifically on the health and finance sectors. As part of the initiative, Meers Advertising will join Barkley. Meers Advertising specializes in brands that protect the financial security of everyday people, in sectors such as health insurance and financial services.
buyer: Barkley
Barkley offers a full range of marketing communications services including advertising, public relations, cause branding, sponsorships and events, relationship marketing, social media, design, media planning and buying, motion graphics, research and interactive marketing. "
target: Meers Advertising
Meers Advertising specializes in brands that protect the financial security of everyday people. Brands in categories like insurance and financial services, to put a fine point on it. Meers knows how to connect these brands to their customers, even the elusive ones.
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closed 1/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Dressander|BHC, acquired Vick & Associates

synopsis: A leading independent financial marketing organization, Dressander|BHC (DBHC) has acquired another prominent FMO, Vick & Associates, as part of its growth plans. DBHC supports agents and financial advisors in providing solutions and products to help clients meet and protect their retirement-planning needs.
buyer parent: Futurity First Financial Corporation
buyer: Dressander|BHC
Dressander|BHC represents many annuity & life insurance companies and has access to the most of the industry's distribution products. It provides lead-generation systems, marketing strategies & tools, and turnkey seminar solutions to help independent producers see people and close business. "
target: Vick & Associates
Vick & Associates, Inc. is a National Marketing Organization for life and annuities, representing some of the most competitive and financially stable insurance companies in the industry. They provide marketing and sales support for successful financial advisors across the country.
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closed 11/25/2015 via PR Newswire

Good2Go Auto Insurance, Inc., acquired Value Group Direct, LLC

synopsis: Value Group Direct (VGD), a full-service advertising agency specializing in direct response marketing, announced they've joined Independent Insurance Investments, Inc., the owner of Good2Go Auto Insurance and American Independent Insurance Companies. VGD will join the Good2Go team while retaining their current management team and Paoli, PA offices.
buyer parent: Inverness Management LLC
buyer: Good2Go Auto Insurance, Inc.
Good2Go offers affordable car insurance online to the non-standard automobile insurance market to help uninsured drivers get the car insurance they need to drive legally. Good2Go specializes in minimum liability car insurance, and also offers collision and comprehensive coverage. "
target: Value Group Direct, LLC
Based in Paoli, PA, Value Group Direct is a full-service advertising agency specializing in direct response marketing. Solutions across all marketing mediums include strategic planning; creative & design; production; media planning, buying & analysis; and database marketing and segmentation.
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closed 11/25/2015 via PR Newswire

Good2Go Auto Insurance, Inc., acquired Value Group Direct, LLC

synopsis: Value Group Direct (VGD), a full-service advertising agency specializing in direct response marketing, announced they've joined Independent Insurance Investments, Inc., the owner of Good2Go Auto Insurance and American Independent Insurance Companies. VGD will join the Good2Go team while retaining their current management team and Paoli, PA offices.
buyer parent: Inverness Management LLC
buyer: Good2Go Auto Insurance, Inc.
Good2Go offers affordable car insurance online to the non-standard automobile insurance market to help uninsured drivers get the car insurance they need to drive legally. Good2Go specializes in minimum liability car insurance, and also offers collision and comprehensive coverage. "
target: Value Group Direct, LLC
Based in Paoli, PA, Value Group Direct is a full-service advertising agency specializing in direct response marketing. Solutions across all marketing mediums include strategic planning; creative & design; production; media planning, buying & analysis; and database marketing and segmentation.
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closed 7/26/2010 via BusinessWeek

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Insurance.com, Inc.

synopsis: Insurance.com Insurance Agency, LLC, which operates as an online auto insurance agency in the United States, was acquired by QuinStreet, Inc. Insurance.com enables consumers to compare and buy auto insurance quotes from various insurance companies. Its other products include life, health, home, travel, dental, and pet health insurance.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$495.34)
QuinStreet is a leader in vertical marketing and media on the Internet. The company provides a strong set of capabilities to engage Internet visitors with targeted media and connects its marketing clients with their potential customers online. "
target: Insurance.com, Inc.
Insurance.com enables consumers to instantly compare and buy competitive auto insurance quotes directly from more than a dozen leading insurance companies. Other products include life, health and home insurance as well as travel, dental and pet health insurance.
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closed 2/7/2007 via Reuters

Axa UK Plc, acquired Swiftcover Insurance Services Ltd.

synopsis: French insurer AXA said it had agreed to buy British online insurer Swiftcover.com, continuing its strategy of doing small to medium-sized acquisitions in the UK. AXA did not disclose financial terms by which AXA will buy the company from international insurer Primary Group and Swiftcover's management team, who jointly own Swiftcover.com.
buyer parent: AXA Group
buyer: Axa UK Plc
AXA UK and Ireland is a long-term business focusing on life and pensions, wealth management, protection, health and general insurance (www.axa.co.uk). "
target parent: Primary Group Limited
target: Swiftcover Insurance Services Ltd.
Swiftcover was founded in 2005 by senior executives from within the insurance industry. It was a unique proposition offering good value car insurance online only. Swiftcover was the first UK insurance company to offer its customers the convenience of printing their own car insurance certificate.
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announced 2/15/2010 via Banking Times UK

Management Buyout, will acquire esure Insurance, Ltd.

synopsis: Lloyds Banking Group has agreed the sale of its 70% stake in esure for slightly over £185 million, although the bank says the impact of the sale on its accounts is not expected to be material. The online insurer is being 100% acquired in a management buyout led by its chairman, Peter Wood, who already holds a 24% share of the business.
buyer: Management Buyout
esure was founded in 2000 offering competitive insurance cover by using the Internet as a primary sales channel. Their goal is to offer superior service - on both the internet and phone - while using technologically advanced systems and underwriting to keep premiums low. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: esure Insurance, Ltd.
esure was founded in 2000 offering competitive insurance cover by using the Internet as a primary sales channel. Their goal is to offer superior service - on both the internet and phone - while using technologically advanced systems and underwriting to keep premiums low.
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closed 2/6/2008 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired InsureMe

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has acquired the assets of InsureMe, Inc. based in Englewood, CO.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: InsureMe
InsureMe, an Englewood, Colorado-based company, links insurance agents and consumers nationwide through its Web site and hundreds of affiliate partners. Since 1993, InsureMe has helped millions of people find insurance coverage while providing thousands of agents with high quality, real-time leads.
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$59 [$58]
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$27
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closed 3/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Insurance.com, Inc., acquired 4insurance.com

synopsis: Insurance.com announced the purchase of 4insurance.com, one of the original insurance sites on the internet. Launched in 1996 by iHomeowners, 4insurance.com offers consumers the ability to shop for auto, life, home and health insurance products.
buyer: Insurance.com, Inc.
Insurance.com enables consumers to instantly compare and buy competitive auto insurance quotes directly from more than a dozen leading insurance companies. Other products include life, health and home insurance as well as travel, dental and pet health insurance. "
target: 4insurance.com
4insurance™ offers consumers competitive rates from the best insurance companies in the industry. 4insurance™ allows you to compare rates from multiple companies by simply filling out one online form. You will receive up to four quotes from leading companies.
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closed 6/18/2014 via Company Press Release

AnaCap Financial Partners LLP, acquired AssurOne Group

synopsis: AnaCap Financial Partners LLP, the specialist European financial services private equity firm, together with management, have successfully completed the buyout of AssurOne Group, a leading French digital insurance broker specialising in the online distribution and management of personal insurance products, including motor and home policies.
buyer: AnaCap Financial Partners LLP
AnaCap is Europe’s largest specialist private equity investment advisor in the financial services sector. AnaCap’s funds invest in businesses with high growth potential, strong management teams and/or restructuring needs. "
target: AssurOne Group
AssurOne Group SA offers online insurance broker services. The company designs and delivers insurance solutions and insurance products on the Internet and by telephone. The company offers life insurance, casualty insurance, property insurance, and automobile/car insurance services.
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closed 10/7/2011 via PR Newswire

The Allstate Corp., purchased Esurance and Answer Financial from White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.

synopsis: The Allstate Corporation has obtained all required regulatory approvals and closed its acquisition of Esurance and Answer Financial from White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. Esurance is the third-largest provider of online auto insurance quotes and Answer Financial serves self-directed consumers who seek a choice among insurance companies.
buyer: The Allstate Corp. (ALL:$39,815.00)
The Allstate Corporation is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Known through the "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®" slogan, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement to help nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow. "
seller: White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (WTM:$1,431.60)
Esurance is the third-largest provider of online auto insurance quotes. Answer Financial serves self-directed consumers who seek a choice among insurance companies.
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closed 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Verivox GmbH, purchased Brokerage Business from GetSafe

synopsis: Verivox, a price comparison website in Germany, has acquired Getsafe's brokerage business. Getsafe is a digital multiline insurance company in Germany. Their brokerage business includes a mobile and web platform that allows consumers to manage their insurance contracts.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: Verivox GmbH
Founded in 1998, Verivox is a price comparison website in Germany that provides up-to-date information on products and services. Verivox has helped over 8 million consumers save over 2.1 billion euros on products and services for energy, insurance, telecom, and finance. "
seller: GetSafe
Getsafe's brokerage business includes a mobile and web platform that allows consumers to manage their insurance contracts. Getsafe is a digital multiline insurance company in Germany. Getsafe offers combinable modules to protect all important areas of a person’s life.
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closed 7/18/2019 via Company Press Release

DA Direkt, acquired dentolo Germany GmbH

synopsis: DA Direkt, a direct car insurance company, has acquired dentolo, a copmany that offers a variety of dental insurance services. dentolos technology platform connects patients, physicians and partners with each other.
buyer parent: Zurich Financial Services Group
buyer: DA Direkt
Based in Germany, DA Direkt is a direct car insurance company. They are always available to customers by phone, e-mail, or the internet, especially in the case of damage, quick information, and assistance. "
target: dentolo Germany GmbH
Based in Germany, dentolo offers a variety of dental insurance services. dentolos technology platform connects patients, physicians and partners with each other and offers besides the visitor-strongest knowledge database in the German-speaking area an online cost-tool for treatment options.
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closed 5/7/2004 via PR Newswire

Quotesmith.com, Inc., acquired Life Quotes, Inc.

synopsis: Quotesmith.com, Inc., QUOT, the only place on earth where you can get instant insurance quotes from over 200 leading companies and have the freedom to buy from the company of your choice, today announced that it has completed the previously announced asset acquisition of Life Quotes, Inc.
buyer: Quotesmith.com, Inc. (NSUR:$0.00)
Originally founded in 1984 as Quotesmith Corporation, Life Quotes, Inc. owns and operates a comprehensive consumer information service and companion insurance brokerage service that caters to the needs of self-directed insurance shoppers. "
target: Life Quotes, Inc.
Life Quotes, Inc. was founded in 1979 as a traditional life insurance agency. In 1990, founder Kenneth L. Manley decided to change the life insurance business. Instead of meeting with customers face-to-face, something many people find uncomfortable, the entire transaction is conducted by phone, fax
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