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Amynta buys specialty MGA Ambridge from Brit for $400M


New York-based Amynta Group said Monday it has paid $400 million to acquire Ambridge Group, a managing general agency that provides transactional and specialty casualty coverages, from Brit Ltd.

The transaction, which is expected to close in the second quarter, includes New York-based Ambridge Partners LLC and international units Ambridge Europe Ltd., based in London, and Ambridge Europe GmbH & Co. KG, in Frankfurt, Germany.

Amynta has also entered into a multiyear agreement for Brit to be a significant capacity partner to Ambridge, according to a joint statement from Amynta, Brit and its parent company Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

Ambridge offers various transactional, specialty casualty, cyber, professional liability and reinsurance coverages and places over $600 million of gross premium written on behalf of Brit and other global insurers, according to the statement.

Jess Pryor, executive chairman of Ambridge, and Jeff Cowhey, CEO, who co-founded the MGA in 2000, will continue to lead the company. Brit acquired Ambridge in 2021.

“Ambridge significantly expands our MGA business, now writing over $2 billion in premiums, and significantly increases our business in the excess and surplus market,” Robert Giammarco, chairman and CEO of Amynta Group, said in the statement.