International insurance acquisition made of Ireland’s largest insurer

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Irish Life Insurance will be purchased by Great-West Lifeco, an insurer that is headquartered in Canada. Great-West Lifeco, Inc. has just announced its latest international insurance acquisition, with the purchase of the largest insurer in Ireland, Irish Life Group, for a total of $1.75 billion. This deal has now been officially announced after having had to receive official approval. The Government of Ireland had to give its approval of the international insurance deal, as it took on the largest life insurer in Ireland in the summer of 2012, after its…

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Insurance news brings Permanent General into the American Family fold

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The large insurer has now completed the acquisition that it had previously announced. American Family has made insurance news by completing the acquisition of Permanent General Companies, as well as other PGC Holdings Corp. subsidiaries. The purchase of the Tennessee based company had been previously announced and have now been completed. The transaction was for a reported $239 million, which was paid to Capital Z Partners, the previous majority owner. It had been awaiting its final step in order to close the insurance news deal, which was the approval from…

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Nationwide in talks to purchase Harleysville Group, deal has insurance agents on edge

Late last week, Nationwide Mutual Insurance entered into negotiations with Harleysville Group Inc., a large insurance company operating in 32 states, to purchase the company. Details regarding the acquisition are sparse as Nationwide has been keeping a tight lid on information concerning the potential deal. The one thing that is very clear, however, is that the deal has Harleysville independent insurance agents on edge. If the deal goes through, the role of agents from both companies may soon change. Typically, Nationwide uses only contract agents to sell insurance policies exclusive…

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