OneBeacon acquires International Bond & Marine Brokerage
OneBeacon Insurance Group, the brand for Intact Financial Corporation’s US insurance company subsidiaries, announced that it has acquired International Bond & Marine Brokerage (“IB&M”), a privately held brokerage specializing in the international trade markets. Through this transaction, OneBeacon expands its owned-brokerage assets and innovatively reshapes its customs bonds market offerings through an end-to-end risk management platform.
Said Mike Seff, Head of Surety North America, “We are excited to welcome IB&M to the OneBeacon and Intact family. Their deep focus on international trade customers and ability to provide risk management solutions spanning customs bonds, cargo, liability and other important insurance coverages speaks to their expertise and track record. We look forward to a seamless transition for all affected brokers and their clients.”
Added IB&M President Kevin Tattam, “On behalf of everyone at IB&M, we are very pleased to become part of OneBeacon, one of the leading providers of surety bonds. As a specialty carrier, they understand the value of dedicated expertise serving a specific market segment. This alignment well positions us for expansion and growth going forward.”
IB&M will retain its brand and operate as a standalone brokerage, available to serve its clients, agents and brokers’ risk management needs through its current select markets, and now additionally through OneBeacon.
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"This is an exciting day for us in the US and our teams in Canada, as we officially move forward as Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions. The entire North American specialty team looks forward to continuing to provide our customers and brokers with our hallmark specialized products and services, backed by the strength of the Intact brand." - President, US Operations and Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions, Mike Miller.