Founded by Kevin Tattam in 1986, International Bond and Marine Brokerage (“IB&M”) is an industry leading provider of specialized risk management solutions to freight forwarders, customs brokers, insurance agencies and other intermediaries serving importers throughout the U.S. for all commodities, countries of origin and ports of entry. The company is one of only a handful of providers of customs and trade related surety bonds, as well as marine cargo, E&O/freight legal liability and other international trade and logistics related insurance. After nearly thirty-five years of ownership, Kevin Tattam engaged Silvergrove as the company’s exclusive representative to identify a strategic buyer and achieve a liquidity event. Silvergrove led a highly competitive process which resulted in a successful transaction with OneBeacon Insurance Group, the brand for the U.S. insurance company subsidiaries of Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC), the largest provider of property and casualty insurance in Canada and a leading specialty insurance carrier in North America. The highly strategic transaction maximized value for IB&M’s shareholders and provided OneBeacon and Intact a differentiated platform with end-to-end risk management solutions for international trade.