Ontario Teachers agrees to acquire Canada’s largest digital customer acquisition platform and marketplace
Toronto, ON (Aug. 31, 2018) – Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers’) today announced it has agreed to acquire Kanetix Ltd., Canada’s largest digital customer acquisition platform and marketplace that provides quote comparison search tools for insurance and financial products. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Ontario Teachers’ would also like to welcome Igal Mayer as the new Chief Executive Officer of Kanetix, effective immediately. Mr. Mayer is the founder of Shop Insurance Canada as well as the former CEO of Aviva Canada, Aviva UK and Aviva Europe.
Ontario Teachers’ private capital group has a long track record of investing in the financial services and technology industries. Kanetix has been a leader in providing millions of Canadians’ online insurance quotes since its launch in 1999 and has built successful partnerships with Canada’s leading insurance companies.
About Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers’) is Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan, with $193.9 billion in net assets at June 30, 2018. It holds a diverse global portfolio of assets, approximately 80% of which is managed in-house, and has earned an average annualized rate of return of 9.9% since the plan’s founding in 1990. Ontario Teachers’ is an independent organization headquartered in Toronto. Its Asia-Pacific region office is located in Hong Kong and its Europe, Middle East & Africa region office is in London. The defined-benefit plan, which is fully funded, invests and administers the pensions of the province of Ontario’s 323,000 active and retired teachers. For more information, visit otpp.com.
About Kanetix Ltd.
Kanetix Ltd. is Canada’s largest digital customer acquisition platform for insurance and financial services. With over 8 million shoppers visiting their five consumer-facing comparison websites yearly, Kanetix Ltd. leverages their unique insights, data and expertise to help insurance and financial services companies drive digital growth. In addition to their digital marketing services, the company also builds cutting-edge Insurtech solutions to help insurance companies compete in today’s digital landscape. Kanetix Ltd.’s mission is to help every Canadian make better money decisions.
SOURCE: Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan via Investment Communications