MarshBerry | January 19, 2022
MarshBerry, a leading investment banking and consulting firm serving the Insurance Distribution and Wealth Management industries, is pleased to announce its partnership with Atlas Merchant Capital ("Atlas").
The new partnership will help MarshBerry accomplish its growth goals by improving and expanding services to create even better outcomes for clients. This partnership provides access to additional resources to help execute on strategic growth initiatives including expanded client solutions and acquisitions domestically and in Europe.
"This is a really important event for our company. Partnering with Atlas advances our ongoing efforts to aggressively and intentionally grow and improve in all facets of our business, which will translate directly into benefits for our growing client base, Our leadership team remains committed, invested and excited about how this will help us continue to grow by enhancing the solutions provided to our client base."
-John Wepler, MarshBerry CEO and Chairman.
"We have been impressed with the accomplishments, growth and vision of MarshBerry and believe our investment will serve as a springboard to achieve the near-term and long-term strategic goals,"
- Colin Savage, Atlas Managing Director, Head of North America Investments.
Houlihan Lokey served as financial advisor to MarshBerry in connection with the transaction.
About MarshBerry – Helping Clients Learn, Improve & Realize Value
Founded in 1981, MarshBerry serves the insurance distribution and wealth management industries, including insurance agents & brokers, specialty distributors, private equity firms and wealth management firms. MarshBerry's industry-specific services help clients build, enhance and sustain value through: Merger & Acquisition Advisory*, Debt & Equity Capital Raising, Financial Consulting, Market Intelligence & Benchmarking, Organic Growth Consulting, Connect Executive Peer Exchange and Connect Platform Aggregation. Learn more at www.MarshBerry.com.
About Atlas Merchant Capital LLC
Atlas Merchant Capital LLC was founded to participate in compelling market opportunities in the financial services sector. Based in New York and London, Atlas Merchant Capital was founded by Bob Diamond and David Schamis, who together with their partners form a complementary partnership with extensive operating and investing expertise across the financial services landscape.
Frost & Sullivan | August 17, 2021
Based on its recent analysis of the North American telematics data exchange market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Verisk Analytics with the 2021 North American Company of the Year Award for pioneering connected telematics data exchange technology. With the largest data repository of connected vehicle driving data in North America, the Verisk Data Exchange provides significant value to consumers, insurers, and original equipment manufacturers. Consumers benefit from personalized premiums, insurers gain unprecedented access to telematics data from connected vehicles and operational efficiencies for their usage-based insurance (UBI) programs, and OEMs are able to deliver enhanced connected services that enrich the overall ownership experience for their drivers.
"Verisk has successfully built a platform that supports major stakeholders, such as insurers and OEMs, while planning for the future of connectivity," said Niranjan Manohar, Consulting Director, Mobility. "By providing instant access to telematics data from connected vehicles, its platform allows insurers to assess risks accurately. The resulting operational efficiencies enable them to not only streamline underwriting processes but identify and retain safer drivers and increase customer touchpoints."
With driver cosent, Verisk's platform collects data from more than 8 million telematics-equipped vehicles through relationships with four major OEMs: Ford, GM, Honda, and Hyundai. Through Verisk's risk analytics capabilities and reach to insurers, these OEM alliance partners can deliver high-value connected services that enhance the ownership experience, helping drivers improve and making it easier to unlock behavior-based discounts. Even though other telematics service providers draw data from millions of vehicles, few companies can boast the network effect that Verisk achieves through its Verisk Data Exchange.
In addition to connected vehicles, the platform also supports other sources of telematics data: third-party telematics solution providers (TSPs), aftermarket hardware solutions, and smartphones. This source-agnostic approach allows the Verisk Data Exchange to support both personal and commercial lines of auto insurance.
The data exchange model changes the dynamics between insurers and customers by enabling continuous and ongoing interactions. As connected vehicles become standard, insurers will find it easier to onboard new customers to usage-based insurance (UBI) policies because embedded telematics requires no additional monitoring. Verisk's popular DrivingDNA® solutions deliver advanced telematics risk scores and normalized telematics data to insurers at point of quote, allowing them to calculate safe driving discounts upfront. Furthermore, insurers can use this data to assess portfolio risk more accurately, create driver scoring models, and improve customer engagement tools, benefitting policy holders.
"In a space that has seen many new entrants emerge, Verisk remains a trusted name with years of experience. Besides four of North America's largest OEMs signing into the network, Verisk serves five of the top 10 insurers as well as numerous other mid-market, regional, and insurtech customers," noted Niranjan Manohar. "As the network of connected vehicles continues to expand, the Verisk Data Exchange is poised to scale and adapt to the needs of insurance partners, OEMs, and drivers."
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents a Company of the Year award to the organization that demonstrates excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation in its field. The award recognizes a high degree of innovation with products and technologies and the resulting leadership in terms of customer value and market penetration.
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Business Wire | September 23, 2020
Sapoznik Insurance, South Florida's largest employee benefits agency, joins forces with World Insurance Associates LLC (WIA), a Top 100 Insurance Agency as a strategic partner to expand WIA's employee benefits offerings and develop Sapoznik's product offerings across the nation. Partnering with WIA is full of new opportunities," said Rachel Sapoznik, CEO and President of Sapoznik Insurance. “I am beyond excited to be providing a new breath of services that will centralize all of our client's insurance needs with the resources of a nationally ranked organization– and offer the same level of quality of service they have grown accustomed to.”