has sold certain assets to

EGI Financial Holdings

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor and agent to EGI Financial Holdings Inc. of Toronto which operates in the property and casualty insurance industry in Canada, the United States and Europe in the sale of its United States non-standard automobile insurance operations.  EGI announced that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with White Pine Insurance Company, a Michigan-based specialty insurance company, to sell EGI Insurance Services, Inc. and all subsidiary companies, including American Colonial Insurance Company, a Florida domiciled insurance company and EGI Insurance Services (Florida), Inc., a Florida-based managing general agency.  American Colonial is currently writing new and renewal non-standard automobile insurance in Florida.

has acquired certain assets of

Electric Insurance Company

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Electric Insurance Company in the renewal rights acquisition of the preferred personal lines business of Millers First Insurance Company and Millers Classified Insurance Company (collectively “Millers First Group”).  This transaction will allow Electric Insurance to provide renewal quotes for preferred direct response  personal automobile, homeowners, and related insurance policies in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Missouri.  This transaction will also provide potential policyholders with the ability to access one of the most highly acclaimed customer service departments in the insurance industry. 

has acquired

Western National Mutual Insurance Company

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Western National Mutual Insurance Company of Edina, MN in its purchase of 100 percent of the stock of Arlington Heights, IL-based Dynamic Insurance Group, parent holding company of American Freedom Insurance Company.  American Freedom  Insurance Company will operate independently as a separate entity writing non-standard automobile coverage in Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania, under the ultimate management and control of Western National and with its full financial support.

has affiliated with

Pennsylvania National Mutual

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Pennsylvania National Mutual Casualty Insurance Company in its affiliation with Partners Mutual Insurance Company.  Penn National, founded in 1919, sells personal and commercial property and casualty insurance through a network of more than 750 independent agencies in nine states and is rated A- by A.M. Best.  Partners Mutual, which is headquartered in Waukesha, WI, sells personal and commercial property and casualty insurance in Iowa and Wisconsin through a network of 120 independent agencies.   In 2010, the Company wrote approximately $39 million of premium. 

has been acquired by

Fremont Michigan InsuraCorp

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Fremont Michigan InsuraCorp in its sale to Auto Club Insurance Association for $67.7 million.  Headquartered in Fremont, MI, the company provides property and casualty insurance to individuals, farms and small businesses exclusively in Michigan via independent agents.  Fremont Michigan InsuraCorp is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. 

has been acquired by

Mid-Continent Insurance Company

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Mid-Continent Insurance Company, Inc. in its sale to Conifer Holdings, Inc. Mid-Continent was formed in 1969 and is a property and casualty insurance company domiciled in Pennsylvania; they provide the sale, service and/or administration of niche insurance products in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and Indiana.  The company’s annual revenues are approximately $15 million.

has been acquired by

Nevada General Insurance Company

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Chicago-Vegas Holding Company in the sale of its subsidiaries Nevada General Insurance Company and Auto Insurance America Insurance Agency to Enumclaw Insurance Group.  Auto Insurance America (AIC), which was formed in 1972, is a retail sales/service insurance agency with 15 offices focused on non-standard automobile insurance in Nevada and New Mexico.  AIC is the exclusive producer for all of the business of Nevada General Insurance Company.  Nevada General is rated “A” “Excellent” by A.M. Best and reported statutory surplus of $17.3 million as of June 30, 2010.

has been acquired by

Casco Indemnity Company

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to N.E. Corp. in its sale to Ohio Mutual Insurance Group.  N.E. Corp. is a holding company for Casco Indemnity Company and is jointly owned by the Hingham Group, and Phenix Mutual Fire Insurance Co.  Casco Indemnity was formed in 1985 by a consortium of seven New England insurers, and currently offers commercial auto, personal auto, and personal umbrella insurance in six states – Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and South Carolina – through a network of 140 independent agents.  The company had $17.4 million in direct written premium in 2009, reported a statutory surplus of $8.8 million at the end of 2009. 

has been acquired by

Legacy Insurance Services

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Arizona Automobile Insurance Company and Legacy Insurance Services in their sale to Western National Insurance Group, Inc.  Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Legacy was formed in 1997 and Arizona Automobile Insurance Company in 2003.  Both companies specialize in personal lines, non-standard auto insurance.  Arizona Auto reported statutory surplus of approximately $3.1 million as of December 30, 2009. 

has acquired

Utica Mutual Insurance Company

Acted as exclusive financial advisor to Utica Mutual in the purchase of Nationwide Holdings, Inc., the holding company for Founders Insurance Company of Des Plaines, Illinois.  Founders has annual written premium of approximately $115 million in 47 states and the District of Columbia and specializes in writing non-standard automobile coverages, liquor liability and general liability coverages and some other commercial coverages.  Utica National employs 1,250 people at 11 locations around the country, including its home office in New Hartford, NY, seven regional offices and three claims offices.