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The Impact of COVID-19 on M&A in the P&C Insurance Industry

September 3, 2020

While the phrase might be over used, the effects of COVID-19 are truly unprecedented. In times like these, it is

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Webinar: Managing Brokerage Cash Flow During the COVID-19 Crisis

June 5, 2020

Last week, Smythe Advisory’s Mike Berris discussed Managing Brokerage Cash Flow during the COVID-19 crisis in a webinar hosted by the

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P&C Brokerages – How to Survive the COVID-19 Financial Crisis

March 30, 2020

Someone once asked Ernest Hemingway how he went bankrupt and he responded, “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.”  This short piece is intended to prov

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2020 M&A Trends in Canada’s P&C Insurance Industry

February 27, 2020

We have written this piece to share our observations on issues that have an impact on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the Canadian

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Valuation or Business Insight Report – What is right for you?

October 21, 2019

At Smythe Advisory, we are fortunate to have six qualified Chartered Business Valuators (CBV) th

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P&C Brokerage Industry – Let’s talk Management Buy-ins

March 27, 2019

Let me start by saying that some of the best managed and most profitable brokerages in Canada are employee-owned. We believe that every succession planning proces

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A Case for Private Equity Investors in P&C Transactions

January 10, 2019

When it comes to Property and Casualty (P&C) brokerage consolidation activity, I think most industry p

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InsureTech – Going down the Rabbit Hole

November 7, 2018

Lately, we have all been hearing and reading a lot about InsureTech. Frankly, I have to admit that I don’t exactly understand what the term means. What I do understand, is that underwriters, brokers

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M&A Activity in the P&C Insurance Industry – The Limits of Current Pricing

August 17, 2018

Over the years we have written several pieces about the state of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the

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P&C Insurance Brokerage Profitability – Let’s Talk Contingent Profit Commissions

June 20, 2018

Canadian Brokers understand that Contingent Profit Commissions (CPC) are a device that insurance companies use to reward good front-line underwriting, volume of premium business placed and some good c

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