Acturis acquires Zycomp for Canadian market shakeup

Following the recent announcement of another year of outstanding results for the year to September 2018 and its successful entry into the German insurance market, Acturis Group, the award-winning SaaS provider of insurance technology solutions, announced today that it has acquired Zycomp Systems Limited (Zycomp), a leading provider of broker software in Canada.

This deal is a continuation of Acturis’ international expansion, giving Acturis a significant presence in Canada and the Caribbean. In parallel, Acturis has started the process of deployment of the Acturis SaaS platform in the Canadian market which will allow Canadian brokers, insurers and MGAs to benefit from leading edge connectivity and e-trade, and the multi-channel, multi-language capabilities of the system.

Founded in 1992, Zycomp is headquartered in Vancouver Island, Canada and has installations across Canada and the Caribbean. The Zycomp broker system, Power Broker, is considered one of the leading broker platforms in the Canadian broker market and Power Broker’s outstanding reputation and market share of around 30% reflects this. Its solutions are active in over 820 broker sites across Canada and the Caribbean. Zycomp’s founders and key management, who have built the business up over the last 27 years, will continue to have a major ongoing and full time involvement in the group.

Theo Duchen, co-CEO of Acturis comments: “We have been actively engaged in expanding our footprint beyond the UK, having successfully entered the German market some years ago. We have been interested in the Canadian market for some time, and we believe that the time is perfect for a new entrant to enter the market, with broker interest evident and with a unique opportunity to partner with the best local company in the market – a company with an excellent reputation and solidity which we have admired for some time.

This unique combination will provide brokers with real choice and the best of both worlds: continued support and development of the Power Broker platform, and the ability to transition to the most modern insurance broker SaaS platform in the world which is already going live with its first 2 Canadian brokers.”

David McDonald, co-CEO of Acturis adds: “We are very excited to welcome Steve, Eila, Stuart and their outstanding team into the enlarged Group as we embark on this exciting chapter of our North American development. Both companies have a track record of professionalism, integrity, growth and innovation in their respective markets and this bodes well for the combined Group.”

Steve Zylak, CEO of Zycomp adds: “We are extremely pleased to join the Acturis Group and we feel that the combination of Zycomp and Acturis can have a significant impact on the Canadian Broker Software landscape. I have committed to stay on for a minimum of 5 more years to continue to develop the Power Broker system and to aid with the migration to the Acturis suite of products and to develop integrations between Power Broker and new Acturis products.

We look forward to working closely with David, Theo and the entire management team to build the pre-eminent vendor of broker technology in Canada.”

 

About Acturis

Acturis is the leading, award winning Software as a Service provider to the insurance industry. The Acturis SaaS Platform is an administration, distribution and underwriting platform used by insurance brokers and underwriters in the general insurance market, supporting both personal and commercial insurance.

The company is headquartered in the London, UK and has recently won the Insurance Times Business Partner of the year for 2018 award, in addition to a host of industry and national awards. In 2016 Acturis won the Tech Growth Company of the Year at the prestigious UK Tech Awards.

The Acturis Group also includes:

  • NIS – a leading global provider of software solutions to the travel insurance, assistance and health insurance markets with customers in more than 40 countries
  • Acturis Deutschland – the leading comparative rating tool in the German insurance market and the largest provider of broker administration and trading software in Germany
  • ICE InsureTech – a cutting edge software platform for insurers, managing general agents and claims administrators with an emphasis on connected insurance and IoT

www.acturis.com

 

About Zycomp

Zycomp Systems Limited was originally founded in 1987 with an aim to develop modern, cost-effective software for the Canadian Insurance Industry. Our early products included an Insurance Adjuster System, a Claims Management System and a Risk Management System.

In 1992 we began to focus on the Insurance Broker segment of the market and Power Broker was born. In the ensuing 27 years, Power Broker has become Canada’s most cost effective solution for the Insurance Broker, selling to over 1,500 brokerages in Canada and throughout the Caribbean.

www.power-broker.com

 

For further information, please contact:

Acturis Group

Theo Duchen – +44 207 079 4000

Zycomp

Stuart McKay – 877-774-9444

Steve Zylak – 778-433-2477

 

 

 

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