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A.M. Best's Thomas: Scale, Data, Specialization Driving Insurance M&A

Catherine Thomas, senior director of analytics, A.M. Best, reviews the strategies buyers are following in selecting insurance acquisition targets, and some of the post-acquisition issues that can undermine deals.
May 29, 2018

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