Business Insurance - _Mid-Market Executive http://businessinsurance.com/section/news05 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:14:14 EST 10 Surplus lines insurer James River raises $231 million in IPO http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141212/NEWS05/141219934 20141212/NEWS05/141219934 Hamilton, Bermuda-based James River Group Holdings Ltd., the parent company of excess and surplus lines insurer James River Insurance Co., raised about $231 million in its initial public offering Friday. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:48:59 EST COMMENTARY: Women to Watch stretch assignment leads to new role http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141207/NEWS05/141209873 20141207/NEWS05/141209873 When Brian Duperreault, CEO of Hamilton Insurance Group Inc. Sun, 7 Dec 2014 06:00:00 EST Arthur J. Gallagher acquires Australia-based brokerage Blue Holdings http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141205/NEWS05/141209866 20141205/NEWS05/141209866 Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Brisbane, Australia-based insurance brokerage and risk management firm Blue Holdings Pty Ltd. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 15:14:49 EST Nodak Mutual acquires South Dakota auto MGA, underwriting firms http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141205/NEWS05/141209870 20141205/NEWS05/141209870 Property/casualty insurer Nodak Mutual Insurance Co. has acquired Spearfish, South Dakota-based managing general agent Tri-State Ltd. and Spearfish-based specialty underwriter Primero Insurance Co. Fri, 5 Dec 2014 11:48:15 EST Brokerage USI buys Holmes Murphy's St. Louis operation http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141202/NEWS05/141209945 20141202/NEWS05/141209945 USI Holdings Corp. has acquired insurance brokerage Holmes Murphy & Associates Inc.’s operation in St. Louis, USI announced Tuesday. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 14:29:52 EST Plant closed by ammonia discharge suffered direct physical property loss: Court http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141126/NEWS05/141129887 20141126/NEWS05/141129887 The sudden discharge of ammonia that temporarily closed a New Jersey-based manufacturer's plant qualifies as direct physical property loss or damage under New Jersey law, a federal judge has ruled. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:29:04 EST Liberty Mutual expands cyber coverage for commercial buyers http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141124/NEWS05/141129934 20141124/NEWS05/141129934 Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. on Monday said it is offering cyber coverage to users of its commercial package products and monoline general liability policies for small and midsize businesses. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:25:07 EST Hub International launches entertainment industry practice http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141113/NEWS05/141119892 20141113/NEWS05/141119892 Middle-market broker Hub International Ltd. is launching an entertainment practice to focus on providing risk management and insurance solutions for all segments of the entertainment industry Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:05:02 EST Marsh & McLennan Agency acquires California brokerage http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141107/NEWS05/141109878 20141107/NEWS05/141109878 Marsh & McLennan Agency L.L.C., a division of Marsh L.L.C., has acquired Irvine, California-based middle-market property/casualty broker NuWest Insurance Services Inc. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 12:47:21 EST Hub International unit buys mid-market broker Fotek http://businessinsurance.com/article/20141107/NEWS05/141109884 20141107/NEWS05/141109884 Hub International Northeast Ltd., a subsidiary of insurance brokerage Hub International Ltd., has acquired Wall, New Jersey-based middle-market employee benefits broker Fotek Insurance Agency Inc. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 10:28:13 EST