The Amynta Group | March 15, 2022
Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (MDP) will increase its investment ratio in Amynta Group. Madison is in the news for acquiring all of the equity interests of Amynta. Madison Dearborn is a leading Chicago-based private equity investment firm, and Amynta is a leading insurance company. In addition, Madison will develop interests in the name of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. ("AmTrust") and plans to build significant ownership investment in Amynta. The terms of the transaction of investment amount are not disclosed yet.
While the news became popular among the leading policy business leaders, Rob Giammarco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Amynta, was asked to give insights.
MDP has been a wonderful partner for Amynta, and we will continue to value their expertise, insight, and support of our vision and commitment as we embark on our next chapter of growth. The increased investment from MDP will foster the ability to drive the continued expansion of our business. We are grateful for AmTrust's strong support and value-added partnership since Amynta's formation and look forward to building on our very successful commercial relationship, delivering strong capacity to the market."
We initially invested in partnership with Rob Giammarco and the Amynta team several years ago ahead of an ambitious journey to build a preeminent underwriting services platform. Amynta has since charted an impressive growth trajectory through organic investments in underwriting, new business development, and strategic acquisitions to create a scaled value proposition to its carriers, customers, and partners. AmTrust has been a great partner in building the business, and we appreciate their unwavering support of Amynta over the years. Amynta has many exciting and an even wider range of opportunities ahead, and we are pleased to build on our partnership with the Company and its talented team through this next chapter."
Vahe Dombalagian, Managing Director and Co-Head of the MDP Financial & Transaction Services team
We greatly value our partnership with Amynta and its management team and look forward to the Company's continued success. We have tremendous respect for the underwriting excellence Amynta brings to the market are pleased to continue our strong commercial partnership, with many opportunities for growth in the future. Amynta was a very successful investment for AmTrust, and our equity sale creates an opportunity to reinvest in the continued growth of our firm and capitalize on the many attractive underwriting opportunities in the market."
Barry Zyskind, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AmTrust Financial Services
Amynta was established in 2018. Today, it is one of the largest underwriting managers in the United States. It has distributed a wide range of property & casualty and warranty protection services and products. The company creates a customer-centric underwriting platform with various leading insurance carriers and distribution partners. Amynta delivered innovative insurance solutions and solved customers' needs by providing best-in-class underwriting and service. Since 2018, Amynta has managed insurance premiums of over $3.5 billion and has earned a total net revenue of nearly $600 million. Amynta operates from 32 offices across the U.S., Australia, United Kingdom, and Canada.
Cision PR Newswire | October 22, 2020
Next Insurance, the fastest growing digital insurtech company transforming small business insurance and Intuit Inc.Today announced that they have teamed up to simplify the insurance purchasing process for millions of small businesses. This integration will enable QuickBooks users to seamlessly obtain a customized quote and easily purchase General Liability, Professional Liability and Workers' Compensation coverage from Next Insurance with a few clicks of a button, directly from their QuickBooks account. Next Insurance's simple, online application process allows QuickBooks subscribers to obtain tailored insurance coverage alongside their financial data, creating one cohesive experience.
Constellation Affiliated Partners, RedBird Capital Partners, Coastal Insurance Underwriters | December 29, 2020
Constellation Affiliated Partners (Constellation) today announced the acquisition of Coastal Insurance Underwriters (Coastal) and Cybercom. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Through the acquisition of Coastal and Cybercom, Constellation will continue to expand its product offerings to the Condominium Association and Homeowner’s Association marketplace. “These new business classes complement many of our existing programs and will provide increased product access to our clients,” said Bill Goldstein, CEO of Constellation. “The Coastal and Cybercom team bring a wealth of knowledge and innovative web-based programs. Their proprietary technology platform and deeply experienced underwriters will be a great addition to our growing portfolio of innovative, high-quality MGAs, program administrators, and wholesalers in the insurance industry.”
Coastal Insurance Underwriters, founded by President/CEO Charles “Chuck” Bushong in 2007, is an insurance program administrator providing unique products to the Community Association marketplace. Coastal underwrites property, general liability, crime, D&O, golf & country club, equipment breakdown, workers’ compensation, inland marine, umbrella, small business, and private flood insurance products. Coastal currently underwrites insurance in Florida, California, Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
“Over the last 13 years Coastal has grown to offer a multitude of unique insurance products and cutting-edge technology designed to meet the needs of the ever-changing insurance marketplace,” stated Bushong. “We look forward to accelerating our growth as part of the Constellation portfolio of companies, utilizing Constellation’s established relationships to continue to diversify our programs and expand our footprint throughout the U.S.”
“This powerful tool quotes, underwrites, binds, and issues insurance policies to agents in real-time,” added Bushong. “The platform was designed to leverage automation and provide agents with a simple, 24/7 solution to even the most complex insurance opportunities, while providing carriers access to timely underwriting data and risk exposure information.”
Cybercom currently provides technology development services to Coastal and third-party clients throughout the country.
“The acquisition of Coastal and Cybercom demonstrates Constellation’s commitment to technology-enabled and data-driven programs and to the continued diversification of programs and product offerings available throughout our company,” commented Goldstein.
About Constellation Affiliated Partners
Constellation Affiliated Partners is a New York-based insurance consolidator platform that specializes in acquiring MGA, program administrator and wholesale companies in the United States and Canada. Constellation's partners use a set of core values to evaluate and pursue strategic partnerships with companies that have demonstrated superior underwriting principles and have earned a solid industry reputation. The diverse group of companies within Constellation's portfolio bring a vast array of insurance and re-insurance offerings to the North American marketplace. Constellation is backed by RedBird Capital Partners, a private investment firm focused on building high-growth companies with flexible, long-term capital.
About RedBird Capital Partners
RedBird Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on building high-growth companies with flexible, long-term capital in partnership with its Entrepreneur & Family Office Network. Founded by former Goldman Sachs Partner Gerry Cardinale, RedBird today manages $4 billion of capital principally across its core industry verticals in Sports, TMT, Financial Services and Consumer. RedBird invests with an entrepreneurial, company-building mentality, with an emphasis on capital appreciation and compounding equity returns over longer holding periods. RedBird’s network of business founders and entrepreneurs is central to its investment sourcing strategy, and its highly curated group of limited partners are active co-investors who provide scalable capital support. For more information, please go to www.redbirdcap.com
About Coastal Insurance Underwriters
Coastal Insurance Underwriters, Inc. founded in 2007 is a program administrator specializing in designing, creating, and managing insurance products for a variety of business classes, including condominium associations, homeowner associations and golf and country clubs.
Coastal has grown to become one of the largest Managing General Underwriters in the United States focused on community association products with over 8,000 homeowners and condominium associations currently insured.
Coastal continues to advance in automation to ensure that they remain on the cutting edge of changes necessary in this marketplace. They continue to develop and launch new products and expand into additional states. Coastal will continue to strive to be a leader in providing highly specialized, and financially sound insurance products through automated and simple-to-use solutions.
Cybercom International Corporation, Inc. was established in 1997 as a custom software development company in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. During the past 23 years, Cybercom has been building high-performance enterprise-level applications for a number of vertical markets, including insurance, e-commerce, industrial, medical, and manufacturing.
Coastal acquired the assets of Cybercom on January 2, 2020.
Cybercom’s capabilities include new product development, existing product support, analytical reporting, document generation, third-party integration, and workflow automation. In the insurance marketplace, Cybercom has built tools for a number of coverage lines, including Property, General Liability, Crime, Directors & Officers, Umbrella, Commercial Auto Liability, and more.