Aston Lark has bought Wright Insurance Brokers in Ireland, its second deal in the country having snapped up Dublin-based Robertson Low this January.
It feels as if 2019 was an uncomfortable year for the general insurance market as it never quite seemed to grasp control of its own destiny. Wherever you look, carefully laid plans were derailed by the unexpected – and often unwanted – intervention of…
Goldman Sachs-backed consolidator Aston Lark has acquired Lloyd’s broker Protean Risk.
The fraudulent claims we’re used to hearing about involve banged-up cars and invented cases of whiplash. Ones involving oil tankers, pirates, the Admiralty Judge, and statements given in places as far-flung as Aden and Manila are somewhat harder to come…
Andrew Scola has become Aston Lark’s first group chief technology and operating officer.
A rise in the volume of UK businesses that have cancelled at least one type of insurance cover over the past few years has served to highlight the importance of the broker’s role in the insurance buying process
Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division’s purchase of majority stake in Aston Lark has completed.
Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division’s purchase of a majority stake in Aston Lark is expected to close on Monday.
Aston Lark has bought Manchester-based commercial lines broker Buckland Harvester.
Aston Lark made a profit during its transformational year.
Allianz was among the big winners at the 25th British Insurance Awards at the Royal Albert Hall scooping three individual awards including General Insurer of the Year.
It’s all change for the country this morning as Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed she would step down from office after failing to unite MPs on the way the UK should leave the European Union.
Gibraltarian insurer Lamp is the fifth unrated carrier to fall over in the past three years. The insolvency once again demonstrates the risks brokers take when they use unrated insurers, industry figures have warned.
The acquisition of Aston Lark by Goldman Sachs could enable the broker to seek out larger acquisition targets, the company's CEO Peter Blanc said.
The UK has seen a wave of consolidation in regional broking over the past few years, making competition for viable targets a challenge. In response, several consolidators are starting to look to Ireland and Europe as a potential area of expansion.
With Gallagher re-entering the M&A game after a four year hiatus, Michael Rea spoke to Harry Curtis about what makes a good deal, how consolidation is changing, why restrictive covenants need to be upheld and the Ardonagh court case
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Aston Lark has completed its third acquisition of 2019 with the purchase of Jobson James insurance broker and its specialist employee benefits practice Jobson James Consulting.
Aston Lark has bought personal lines broker Highworth Insurance.
Aston Lark's group CEO Peter Blanc explains why it is essential that brokers advise clients on emerging risks that could affect their business and encourage discussions to ensure the right solutions are found
Aston Lark has acquired Irish broker Robertson Low, making the Dublin-based company its first international purchase as the group looks beyond the UK.