Mergers & acquistions

Ansay acquires Mosinee Insurance

A.N. Ansay & Associates Inc. of Port Washington has acquired Mosinee Insurance Agency Inc.

Mosinee Insurance is a family-owned business, founded in 1934, that serves the personal and business insurance needs of clients throughout central Wisconsin. Mosinee Insurance is the only Certified WorkComp Advisor agency in the state of Wisconsin.

In a joint statement, Michael Ansay, president of A. N. Ansay & Associates, and Thomas Helbach, president of Mosinee Insurance, said, “We are extremely pleased to have joined together our long established family-owned agencies as well as our team of insurance professionals in growing a larger presence in Wisconsin. Our talented insurance professionals provide each other with new resources, capabilities and opportunities. The Mosinee insurance professionals will continue serving clients from their current Mosinee location as a standalone sales and service office of A.N. Ansay & Associates.”

Ansay added, “We look forward to continuing to build our statewide presence with high-quality, growth-oriented people. The current and foreseeable marketplace will provide additional opportunities for talent and firms to join our team.”

Miller Brewing to acquire Grolsch

SABMiller plc, the London-based parent company of Miller Brewing Co., plans to buy Koninklijke Grolsch N.V., a Dutch brewer, for $1.2 billion to expand its portfolio of premium beers, the fastest-growing segment of the world beer market.

Grolsch is a 400-year-old iconic brewer. In addition to the beer that bears its own name, Grolsch also produces Spring Bock and Autumn Bock beers.

SABMiller plans to bring Grolsch into new markets, notably in Africa and Latin America, where the premium segment is still in its infancy, as well as Central and Eastern Europe.

Commenting on the transaction, Graham Mackay, chief executive of SABMiller, said, “Grolsch will provide SABMiller with a powerful addition to its international brand portfolio. Within the SABMiller family Grolsch will continue to build on almost 400 years of brewing heritage, and together we will establish new positions in the most important emerging beer markets around the world. Both companies share a passion for the brewing tradition, and we are delighted to be part of this new chapter in Grolsch’s development.”

Miller is in the midst of a proposed merger with Molson Coors Brewing Co.

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