Next Insurance, Juniper Labs | December 11, 2020
Next Insurance, the main digital insurtech company changing small business insurance, today reported that it has finished the acquisition of Juniper Labs, an imaginative supplier of elective open information and endorsing innovation zeroed in on small businesses. Together, Next Insurance and Juniper Labs will keep on creating improved AI abilities and apparatuses to reinforce the omni-channel client experience. This is Next Insurance's first securing and follows the end of its $250 million Series D financing round at a $2 billion valuation.
Juniper Labs gives better danger straightforwardness by utilizing open information and AI to construct devices for smoothed out information assortment and automated endorsing. Utilizing common language preparing, Juniper Labs mixes divided information sources and unstructured substance to give more organized bits of knowledge that reinforce the certainty and prescient intensity of their models, at last taking into consideration more exact danger evaluation and a less difficult client experience.
Juniper Labs co-founder and CEO Lance Poole, and his team, will join Next Insurance's AI and information examination gathering and will help dispatch the Next Insurance Data Labs. The reason for the lab is to consolidate human-driven plan, actuarial science, and best in class AI to give adaptable, industry-driving arrangements that drive development and danger based valuing. Also, the Juniper Labs group will help reinforce and scale Next Insurance's workers' compensation offering (among different lines of business), which has seen almost a 14x expansion in year-over-year development since November 2019.
"Next Insurance and Juniper Labs believe that data is a key differentiator in the effort to provide a better online experience at a more affordable price," said Lance Poole, co-founder and CEO of Juniper Labs. "We're excited to join this like-minded company and contribute to its continued success."
As the world keeps on moving on the web, purchasers have generally expected fast, effective and customized insurance policies, and Next Insurance's initial obligation to conveying incredible insurance products and client commitment has cemented the company as a pioneer in the insurtech space. With Next Insurance, insureds approach USA-based authorized insurance counselors, apparatuses and administrations like every minute of every day admittance to testaments of insurance from a cell phone or PC, and in-house claims filings where a choice is ordinarily made inside 48 hours. Become familiar with Next Insurance's General Liability, Professional Liability, Commercial Auto and Workers' Compensation product offerings and get a moment quote online today.
About Next Insurance
Next Insurance is transforming small business insurance with simple, digital and affordable coverage tailored to the self-employed. Next Insurance offers policies that are easy to buy in 10 minutes or less and provides 24/7 access to Live Certificates of Insurance, Additional Insured, and more, with no extra fees. Revolutionizing a historically complicated insurance industry, Next Insurance utilizes AI and machine learning to simplify the purchasing process and drive down costs by up to 30% compared to traditional policies. Founded in 2016, the company is headquartered in Palo Alto, has received a total of $631 million in venture capital funding and has been recognized by Forbes Fintech 50, JMP Securities InsurTech 50 and Forbes Best StartUp Employers.
About Juniper Labs
Juniper Labs leverages open data and machine learning to help insurtechs, carriers and brokers to more effectively sell and underwrite small business insurance. Founded in 2019 by Lance Poole and John Stevenson, the company's suite of APIs provide structured insights and predictive models that allow more precise risk assessment and a simpler customer experience.
Cision PR Newswire | October 09, 2020
BXS Insurance, Inc. A subsidiary of BancorpSouth Bank, has acquired the assets of Alexander & Sanders Insurance Agency, Inc. Alexander & Sanders, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, provides risk management and insurance services to professional firms across Louisiana. It was founded in 1958 and is owned by Wyatt Sanders and Justin Sanders. Alexander & Sanders will operate from BXS Insurance's Baton Rouge, Louisiana office. This transaction allows us to add talented leaders and teammates to our team and provides a unique opportunity to enhance our construction practice within Louisiana and across BXS Insurance's footprint," said Markham McKnight, president and CEO of BXS Insurance. We're excited to blend Alexander & Sanders' expertise with ours to provide exceptional services for our clients.
KKR | September 18, 2021
KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced that KKR Real Estate Select Trust Inc. (“KREST”) has acquired a 1.1 million square-foot, Class A industrial warehouse at Southern Gateway at Lambert Farms in Atlanta (McDonough), Georgia from PNK Group, an international real estate developer implementing full-cycle industrial projects.
Completed in 2020, the warehouse is centrally located in Atlanta’s logistics corridor with convenient access to the airport, the Port of Savannah and downtown and midtown Atlanta. The state-of-the-art structure features 40-foot clear height and two 190-foot truck courts. The property is 100% triple net leased to two high-quality tenants, a leading publicly traded direct-to-consumer mattress company and a logistics and supply chain company, with a weighted average lease term of approximately 10 years.
Today’s acquisition represents another important milestone for KKR as we continue to develop and diversify our industrial footprint and KREST portfolio. We continue to view Atlanta as a long-term winner demographically with highly attractive market fundamentals and believe accelerating e-commerce growth will drive demand for strategically located, high-quality distribution centers.
- Ben Brudney, a Director in the Real Estate group at KKR who oversees the firm’s industrial investments.
The investment is part of KREST’s stabilized real estate investment strategy, one of the fund’s three primary investment strategies, which focuses on thematically-driven, income-generating industrial and multi-family, well-leased opportunities. The property is the fourth industrial asset in KREST’s portfolio which holds over 2.5 million square feet of logistics real estate in attractive, high-growth markets including Portland, Oregon, Memphis, Tennessee, Raleigh, North Carolina and now Atlanta, Georgia.
Since launching a dedicated real estate platform in 2011, KKR has grown real estate assets under management to approximately $32 billion across the U.S., Europe and Asia as of June 30, 2021. KKR’s global real estate team consists of approximately 130 dedicated investment professionals, spanning both the equity and credit business, across twelve offices and nine countries.
JLL brokered the sale on behalf of PNK Group.
KKR Real Estate Select Trust Inc. ("KREST") is a continuously offered, registered closed-end fund that thematically invests in high quality, stabilized, income-oriented commercial real estate equity and debt. The fund is open to all investors with daily subscriptions and its primary investment objective is to provide attractive current income, with a secondary objective of long-term capital appreciation. KREST is managed by KKR Registered Advisor LLC, an affiliate of KKR & Co. Inc., and utilizes the experience and reach of KKR's global real estate team and the resources available through the KKR platform.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds and insurance subsidiaries.
About PNK Group
PNK Group is an international real estate developer implementing full-cycle industrial projects. The group of companies was founded in 2004. PNK Group has 37 logistics and industrial parks, including three industrial in the United States located in Atlanta, GA, Savannah, GA and Hazleton, PA. Outside of the US, the company operates four in-house plants producing major load-bearing structural components of buildings. The company employs German cutting-edge technology of modular construction to assemble large prefabricated components and units. PNK Group builds industrial facilities conforming to international FM Global standards.