AmWINS Files for $115 MIllion IPO

AmWINS Group Inc., a Charlotte, N.C.-based wholesale distributor of specialty insurance products and services, has filed for a $115 million IPO. It plans to trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol AGI, with Merrill Lynch and Wachovia Securities serving as co-lead underwriters. Parthenon Capital acquired a controlling interest in AmWINS in October 2005. www.amwins.com