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ACG New York Women of Leadership - Entrepreneur Series
Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld

Watercooler

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Dealmakers

The Buyside:
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Traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers

The Buyside

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Today's Transactions:
USI Insurance Closes Deal for Two Insurers

The deal announcement comes just weeks after PE firm Onex bought USI

USI Insurance Services wrapped up its acquisitions of insurance providers Welsch Flatness and Lutz Inc. and Construction Insurance Partners.

The St. Louis, Mo.-based buyer has merged operations with Welsch and Construction, which are also based in St. Louis.

Terms of the deals weren’t disclosed.

Welsch provides insurance products for businesses, while Construction partners with other insurance agents and brokers to provide insurance services for workers.

USI is backed by private equity firm Onex Corp. (TSX: OCX). Onex bought the insurer in a deal announced in November for $2.3 billion. 

 

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