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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is acquiring Montreal-based compensation consultancy PCI-Perrault Consulting Inc. PCI advises organizations in the design and integration of their compensation and business strategies. According to a press release, the company will continue to operate from its current location under the direction of Melanie Jeannotte, chief executive officer of Gallagher’s benefits and human resources consulting division […]

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  • March 28, 2022 March 25, 2022
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Toronto’s Sterling Capital Brokers Ltd. is acquiring Vancouver’s Barclay Insurance Services Inc. Founded in 1990 by Eric Barclay, Barclay Insurance Services focuses on small- to medium-size businesses, developing cost-effective strategies to support plan sponsors in the employee benefits, group retirement and individual insurance space in British Columbia. “We are excited and proud to be the newest addition to the […]

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  • January 28, 2022 January 28, 2022
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Victoria, B.C.-based Adamek Financial, a boutique benefits consulting firm, is merging with Sterling Capital Brokers Ltd. Founded in 2014, Sterling Capital is an independent benefits consulting firm based in Toronto and specializing in servicing small- to medium-sized employers. Adamek Financial’s team has a combined 92 years of consulting experience that includes benefits plan reviews, plan management, […]

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  • August 31, 2021 August 30, 2021
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Empower Retirement, the U.S. subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco Inc., is purchasing Prudential Financial Inc.’s full-service retirement business for $4.45 billion in a bid to deepen its presence in the U.S. market. The deal made by the Winnipeg-based company includes about $2.6 billion of capital to support the business and will reinforce its position in the […]

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Aon and Willis Towers Watson are confirming the European Commission’s conditional approval of the two companies’ proposed merger. “This is a major step that demonstrates continued progress toward obtaining regulatory clearances for the proposed combination,” said the companies, in a press release. “Both firms operate across broad, competitive areas of the economy and believe this approval affirms […]

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  • July 12, 2021 July 12, 2021
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U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is suing to block the merger of two of the world’s largest insurance brokers, asserting the deal could eliminate competition, raise prices and hamper innovation for American businesses, employers and unions that use the companies’ services. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the antitrust suit filed in federal […]

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Aon is selling its U.S. retirement business to Aquiline Capital Partners and its retiree health exchange business to Alight Solutions for a total of US$1.4 billion. The sales are intended to address questions raised by the U.S. Department of Justice ahead of the pending merger of Aon and Willis Towers Watson, according to a press […]

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  • June 8, 2021 June 8, 2021
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Aon and Willis Towers Watson have reached an agreement to sell Willis Re and a set of Willis Towers Watson’s corporate risk and broking, as well as health and benefits services, to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. for $US3.57 billion. The agreement resolves questions raised by the European Commission and is intended to address certain […]

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  • May 13, 2021 May 19, 2021
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People Corp. is acquiring British Columbia-based Benefits by Design Inc. Benefits by Design is a benefits provider focused on the small-to-medium-sized segment of the Canadian market, specializing in designing, implementing and maintaining employee benefit solutions for their clients, according to a press release. In December, People Corp. was acquired by Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s merchant […]

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  • April 27, 2021 April 27, 2021
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Penad Pension Services Ltd. is acquiring Ontario-based SeclonLogic Inc., a defined benefit pension plan and group benefits administration software solutions company. “I am confident that this transaction will leverage the products and services of the combined firm to the benefit of our clients and partners,” said Matthew Price, president of the Penad Group of Companies, in […]

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  • April 14, 2021 April 26, 2021
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