CORE INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT
Businesswire | April 12, 2023
Inszone Insurance Services, a rapidly expanding national provider of benefits, personal, and commercial lines insurance, proudly announced today their acquisition of Hahn & Associates Inc.
Founded in 1999, Hahn & Associates has earned a distinguished reputation for delivering exceptional service and maintaining strong relationships with clients. Founder Phil Hahn focused on leveraging referrals and community connections to grow his business, ultimately employing five additional team members. Following his wife's stage 4 cancer diagnosis, Mr. Hahn assisted his staff in finding new opportunities while he prioritized his wife's care.
After her passing, Mr. Hahn scaled down his business, operating it as a one-person enterprise. He partnered with numerous non-profits, construction companies, and warehouses, many of which experienced financial challenges in 2008. Prioritizing relationship-building, Hahn & Associates achieved impressive client retention, with many clients remaining loyal for 10-20 years before retiring and closing their businesses.
Regarding the decision to merge with Inszone Insurance, Phil Hahn, the former owner of Hahn & Associates Inc., commented, "Inszone felt like the right fit, and their exceptional customer service made me confident in entrusting my clients to them."
Chris Walters, CEO of Inszone Insurance Services, expressed enthusiasm about the acquisition, stating, "Phil's dedication to the Denver community and his unwavering commitment to customer service are truly inspiring. We look forward to upholding this legacy as we work together to provide exceptional resources and support to every client."
Hahn & Associates Inc. is a strategic part of Inszone's ongoing expansion efforts across the United States, as it helps establish a more robust presence in Denver and its surrounding areas. Existing Hahn & Associates Inc. customers can expect to receive the same exceptional level of service they have come to know, now delivered under the Inszone Insurance brand.
AboutInszone Insurance Services
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Sacramento, California, Inszone is a full-service insurance brokerage firm which provides a broad array of property & casualty insurance, along with employee benefits solutions. With a strong, experienced management team, Inszone continues to grow organically, as well as through acquisitions. With 40 locations across California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, and Illinois, the company is looking to further expand throughout the United States.
RISK MANAGEMENT, INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY
PRnewswire | March 30, 2023
Acquis, Europe's leading provider of specialist insurance programs to the asset finance market, today announced it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by NSM Insurance Group, a global leader in specialty insurance with more than $1.5B in premium across 25+ niche insurance programs. For over 30 years, NSM has specialized in investing in a broad portfolio of insurance companies in the U.S. and Europe.
Acquis went through an MBO process in 2019 when they were backed by specialist private equity investor Dunedin LLP. Subsequently, Acquis was able to accelerate its growth plans, tripling the size of its workforce, acquiring 46 customers, launching 50 additional insurance programs and increasing turnover by 47 percent within three years. This new investment will ensure Acquis is well placed to achieve its growth ambitions, expanding its solutions and services in existing and new territories.
"This investment from NSM Insurance Group marks a significant opportunity for Acquis to meet the increased demand we are witnessing for our products, and to continue to develop our market-leading insurance solutions for the asset finance market," said Nick Leader, Acquis CEO. "NSM is a perfect fit for Acquis, they understand our market and are as ambitious about our growth potential as we are. This deal will enable the continued development of our people, processes and systems and will allow us to galvanize our growth plans. NSM's confidence in Acquis is testament to the hard work and dedication of our team in building the company we are today."
Geof McKernan, CEO and Founder of NSM Insurance Group, added: "We are entrepreneurs at heart and we seize compelling opportunities to partner with high-performing companies with significant growth opportunity. We are excited to further expand in Europe and the U.S. with the acquisition of Acquis — the leader in innovative solutions for the finance and leasing industry. We look forward to partnering with Nick and his team and providing them with our state-of-the-art resources and capacity to help take their business to new heights."
The closing is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
About NSM Insurance Group
NSM Insurance Group is the nation's leading specialty insurance provider, exclusively focused on building successful insurance programs. For more than 30 years, NSM has been committed to delivering industry-specific insurance programs that help agents meet the unique needs of their customers and fuel market growth through innovative development, underwriting, distribution and claims expertise. The company has built more than $1.5 billion in premium across 25+ specialty insurance programs and brands in the U.S. and U.K. focused on collector cars; pets; social services and behavioral health; addiction treatment; coastal condominiums; towing and garage; trucking; sports and fitness; professional liability for contractors, architects and engineers; habitational; medical stop-loss; staffing; and workers' compensation. For more information on NSM, visit nsminc.com.
Acquis is the largest provider of specialist insurance programs for leased equipment in Europe. Leading asset finance brands and leasing companies across 16 European countries rely on Acquis' outsourced insurance solutions to enhance their asset finance offering, deliver customer value and increase revenue. For more information, visit acquisinsurance.com
RISK MANAGEMENT, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
PRnewswire | April 26, 2023
Sure, the insurance technology leader that unlocks the potential of digital insurance, today announced the launch of Sure's Home Warranty solution, a modern embedded home warranty protection solution for the digital age. Sure's insurance platform and APIs power the digital insurance programs of large brands and carriers. Now, Sure is using its technology to expand its reach to enable partners to offer home warranty protection to their customers through a fully embedded experience.
"With Sure's Home Warranty solution, we are bringing a modern, technology-enabled approach to an age-old protection product," said Wayne Slavin, co-founder and CEO of Sure. "Like our other solutions, Sure's Home Warranty product fits seamlessly into almost any digital experience, making the process of adding home warranty protection to any property management platform or PropTech platform as simple as a few clicks of a mouse. The home warranty market is estimated to reach almost $4 billion in 2023, and we are enabling our partners to capture their share of this growing pie through our modern home warranty protection solution embedded directly into their existing digital experiences."
Using Sure's APIs and white-label platform, Sure's Home Warranty solution is available for distribution to individual homeowners through lenders, mortgage companies, fintechs, insurance carriers, insurance aggregators, and others. For landlords, they can seamlessly add home warranty to their rental properties through the rental management software platforms they already use to manage their rental units. Sure's embedded Home Warranty solution is now available countrywide.
Sure is the global insurance technology leader that unlocks the potential of digital insurance. Global brands and market-leading insurance carriers from the Fortune 500 build and launch sophisticated embedded insurance products on Sure's SaaS infrastructure to distribute, service, and scale digital insurance. Sure's insurance expertise combined with its technology increases revenue streams and accelerates market growth while revolutionizing the customer experience. Visit sureapp.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.