• The Alera Group

    One of the largest multi-line commercial brokerages didn’t exist last year. Here’s its story.

    It was June 2015 in Philadelphia, and the time had come to fish or cut bait. The conversations, the questions—the possibilities—had been murmured about for years. 

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  • An Acquired Taste for Global

    While globalization seems uncertain today, strategic acquisitions continue to permeate international markets.

    How do commercial insurance brokers conquer the world outside their home borders? They choose carefully. 

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  • Northern Exposure

    Buying Canadian brokerage firms is attractive, but questions abound.

    Want some click bait? According to John Wright, “If you cross the border with your business and you don’t have somebody who has experience with that country’s insurance regulations, you’re lighting a stick of dynamite.”

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