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April 3, 2018

White Mountains to snap up majority stake in NSM Insurance

Bermuda-based White Mountains Insurance Group has reached an agreement to acquire a majority equity stake in NSM Insurance Group for an undisclosed sum.

NSM Insurance Group operates as a specialty insurance program administrator and writes more than $500m in premiums per annum through over 6,000 brokerage firms and about 100 insurance carriers.

NSM offers social services and behavioural health, CAT driven property, collector cars, workers’ compensation, staffing, sports and fitness, professional liability for architects and engineers, and pet insurance.

Commenting on the deal, NSM Insurance Group CEO Geof McKernan said: “White Mountains brings NSM strong financial backing and a long-term view of the business which will enable us to continue our organic and acquisition growth strategies both in the US and UK.”

White Mountains CEO Manning Rountree said: “We are pleased to make this investment in NSM alongside the management team.  The company is high quality and we believe there is tremendous opportunity to grow and expand the business.

“We look forward to working with Geof and his team, and to providing them with support and resources to continue to grow the business organically and through acquisitions.”

Subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, the transaction is scheduled to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2018.

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