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Aquiline, Insight Venture invest in Fenergo

Aquiline Capital Partners invested in Fenergo, which provides management software for financial institutions. Insight Venture Partners co-invested alongside Aquiline. Vincenzo La Ruffa, head of financial technology at Aquiline, will join Fenergo’s board.

Beechwood hires CFO

Reinsurance programs provider Beechwood Re has appointed David Kaplon as chief financial officer. Previously, Kaplon worked at Aquiline Capital Partners where he served as an executive advisor. And prior to that, he worked at Blackstone’s Bayview Asset Management mortgage investment platform.

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Aquiline to invest in Engs Commercial Finance

Aquiline Capital Partners LLC has agreed to acquire a majority stake in in Engs Commercial Finance Co, which provides lease and loan solutions to truck, trailer and other equipment dealers. No financial terms were disclosed that is expected to close in the first quarter of this year. Bank of Montreal served as financial advisor to Aquiline while Houlihan Lokey was financial advisor to ECF

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Aquiline invests in Virtus

Aquiline Capital Partners has acquired a minority stake in Virtus Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. In addition to the investment, Vincenzo La Ruffa and Geoff Kalish of Aquiline and former Instinet CEO Anthony Abenante, who also serves as executive advisor to Aquiline, have been added to the Virtus board of managers. Virtus provides fixed-income asset administrative and middle office services and data to funds and various investment vehicles.

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Aquiline Capital hires Susquehanna Growth co-founder La Ruffa

Aquiline Capital Partners has hired Susquehanna Growth Equity co-founder Vincenzo La Ruffa to lead the firm’s focus on financial technology. Prior to Aquiline, La Ruffa co-founded and was managing director of Susquehanna, a firm focused on financial technology, information services and software growth. Before that, he worked at NGP Energy Technology Partners and EnerTech Capital.

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Aquiline expands team with new hire

New York-based private equity firm Aquiline Capital Partners said Monday that it has hired Reinhard Koester as an investment professional. In his new role, Koester will focus on banking and credit investments. Previously, Koester worked at J.P. Morgan where he served as a managing director and co-head of specialty finance and alternative asset managers.

Aquiline Buys Equity Insurance

Aquiline Capital Partners said Monday that it has completed its buy of Equity Insurance Group. Financial terms weren’t announced. The seller was Insurance Australia Group. U.K.-based Equity Insurance is a specialist motor insurer. The deal includes Equity Red Star and Equity Syndicate Management Ltd., with its associated Syndicate 218 at Lloyd’s, as well as the broking business Equity Direct Broking Limited.

Aquiline, Genstar Ink $412.5 Mln Buy of Genworth Wealth Management

Genworth Financial has agreed to sell Genworth Wealth Management to Aquiline Capital Partners and Genstar Capital for $412.5 million. The deal, which is expected to close in the second half, includes Genworth Financial Wealth Management and Altegris. Credit Suisse is providing debt financing. Aquiline and Genstar were advised by Deutsche Bank.

Aquiline Capital Partners Seals BI-SAM Deal

New York-based Aquiline Capital Partners has become the majority shareholder of BI-SAM Technologies, a provider of data management and reporting solutions for the asset management industry. BI-SAM was founded in 2000 by Alexandre Harkous, Christophe Volard and Xavier Chaude. PRESS RELEASE Aquiline Capital Partners LLC (“Aquiline”), a New York-based private equity firm investing in financial […]

McKeown Joins Juniperus as CEO

Juniperus Capital Holdings, which is backed by Aquiline Capital Partners, said Monday that Chris McKeown has joined as CEO effective immediaqtely. Marsh & McLennan Cos. in April took a minority stake in Juniperus. McKeown succeeds Phil Lotz, who will remain executive chairman. McKeown was recently Vice Chairman of North America Broking at Guy Carpenter. PRESS […]

Marsh & McLennan Cos. Invests in Juniperus

Marsh & McLennan Companies has invested in Juniperus Capital Holdings. Financial terms weren’t announced. Juniperus is a Bermuda insurance asset manager that focuses on collateralized reinsurance and catastrophe insurance-linked securities. In January, Aquiline Capital Partners acquired a stake in Juniperus along with company management. PRESS RELEASE Juniperus Capital Holdings Limited (“Juniperus”), a Bermuda-based insurance asset […]

WRM America Buys Fidelity Unit

WRM America Holdings, a specialty lines property and casualty insurance and risk management holding company backed by Aquiline Capital Partners, will buy the flood insurance business of publicly traded Fidelity National Financial Inc. The business will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of WRM America, the company said. Aquiline Capital focuses on financial services investments across industries such as property and casualty insurance, banking, securities, asset management, life insurance and financial technology.

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