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AMWINS
Recapitalizes with $1.3 billion buy-in from New Mountain Capital, a private equity firm based in New York. The deal concludes AmWINS’ partnership with Parthenon Capital Partners. Employee shareholders will retain more than 30% of the brokerage’s equity, and there won’t be any changes to senior management, local management or operation teams. Deal expected to close before the end of June. >> Scott Purviance appointed COO. He will continue as CFO, as well. >> Wade Vaché has joined THB Intermediaries as SVP in Dallas with primary role over casualty facultative reinsurance. He moves from Aon Benfield.
www.amwins.com

AON
Aon Risk Solutions launches wage and hour product for U.S. companies with more than 10,000 employees. Covers defense and indemnity costs for settlements and judgments. >> Aon Groep Nederland is acquiring commercial insurance intermediary operations of ABN Amro Bank, based in Amsterdam. The acquired business includes a risk consultancy and commercial insurance brokerage with 78 employees moving to Aon Risk Solutions. >> Kathy Jacobson hired as SVP of Aon Risk Solutions’ Washington, D.C., office, providing E&O expertise and new-business development. She was SVP at Seabury & Smith, a division of Marsh. >> John Jassmann joins Aon Risk Solutions as resident managing director in Atlanta. He was most recently with Beecher Carlson as executive managing director.
www.aon.com

ASSURED PARTNERS
Hires Mike Kish as director of mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. He was most recently a consultant at Zito Insurance Agency in Ohio and was SVP at MarshBerry before that.
www.assuredptr.com

ATLAS GENERAL INSURANCE SERVICES
Greg Mosher named president of Atlas Specialty Insurance Services, a new division of Atlas General. He co-founded K&K Insurance Group and was its president and CEO for nearly 20 years. Atlas Specialty will have offices in San Diego and Denver and will offer programs targeting specialty liability, property and medical niches.
www.atlas.us.com

BB&T
Merger partners in Crump acquisition plan to move forward slowly and deliberately, says CRC exec Tom Curtin. Deal includes CRC Insurance Services, MGA Southern Cross, Tapco Underwriters, and MGU AmRisc. CRC will retain its brand name, as will Southern Cross and Tapco. Crump P&C will be named CRC Crump, and offices will be merged on a case-by-case basis. In the combined CRC/Crump operation, Curtin continues as CEO and co-chairman. The unit will operate 55 offices nationwide with 1,700 employees and will write more than $3.5 billion in p-c premium. Ron Helveston is president. John Howard and Dave Obenauer join BB&T from Crump and oversee BB&T wholesale distribution. In Southern Cross/Crump Programs, Preston Gough continues as president.
www.bbt.com

BEECHER CARLSON
Promotes Sharon Brainard to senior managing director for East Coast operations in National Casualty Brokerage Practice. She will be based in Atlanta and report to Scott Davis, executive managing director and head of practice.
www.beechercarlson.com

BELL-ANDERSON
Promotes Steven Tanta to CFO.
www.bell-anderson.com

BROWN & BROWN
President and CEO J. Powell Brown has returned from a medical leave of absence and has resumed full duties. >> Has acquired Moten Associates of Norristown, Pa., a surety bond and p-c agency. Management and staff to join Brown & Brown offices in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
www.bbinsurance.com

COOPER GAY SWETT & CRAWFORD
Names Shaun Hooper as chief commercial officer. He was CEO of Cooper Gay & Co., the firm’s Lloyd’s of London market brokerage. Sam Hovey succeeds him as CEO of Cooper Gay. She was CFO.
www.cg-sc.com

COVERICA
Hires Jim Bailey as SVP to oversee retail insurance operations and joint venture and merger opportunities. He will also develop the Dallas-based p-c agency’s California master agency. Bailey was president of D. R. Sparks Insurance Services, VP and underwriting manager at Davidson-Babcock and, before those, regional VP for Safeco in Dallas. CoVerica rebranded from SIG last year.
www.coverica.com

HUB INTERNATIONAL
Acquires assets of Association Benefits Insurance Agency based in Lynnfield, Mass. Co-principals Frank Venuto and Frank Michaud will join Hub New England and report to Michael Chapman. >> Acquires Knauff Insurance Agency, a full-service agency based in Charlotte, N.C. It will become part of Hub Southeast and operate out of its existing office. James (“Skip”) Knauff, president of Knauff, reports to Hub Southeast’s president, Allison Rhyne.
www.hubinternational.com

HYLANT
Inaugurates Health & Wellness Strategies Practice, with Jerid Baxter as practice leader.
www.hylant.com

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