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Insurance Journal  May 11  Comment 
Watercolor Management, an Alabama-based managing general underwriter, will open new property underwriting facilities for water treatment businesses through an agreement with a new surplus lines carrier. The agreement grants Watercolor Management...
Automotive World  May 5  Comment 
Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG, NYSE: MGA) announced voting results from its 2016 annual and special meeting of shareholders held today. A total of 292,439,538 Common Shares or 73.37% of our issued and outstanding Common Shares, were voted in...
Insurance Journal  Apr 27  Comment 
Global Risk Partners, the acquisitive insurance broking and managing general agency (MGA) investment vehicle, has agreed to back the management buyout of LONMAR GLOBAL RISKS, the specialist Lloyd’s broker. The transaction is subject to...
Insurance Journal  Apr 27  Comment 
JenCap Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of private-equity giant Carlyle Group, has acquired Trivedi-Capacity Associates LLC, a specialist MGA and wholesaler based in Mahwah, New Jersey. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed....
Insurance Journal  Apr 15  Comment 
Verisk Insurance Solutions said it is making its data for loss estimating of commercial properties available to managing general agents (MGA), managing general underwriters (MGU), and program administrators and others in excess and surplus lines....
Automotive World  Apr 14  Comment 
Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG; NYSE: MGA) is holding its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Westin Prince Hotel, 900 York Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Toronto time). The meeting...




 
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Magna International Inc. is a leading component manufacturer, supplier of all wheel drive systems, and vehicle assembler. The company is one of the largest North American suppliers of original equipment components, assemblies, modules and systems, and related tools for cars and light trucks. The company is also a global supplier of technologically advanced automotive components, systems and modules. The company designs, engineers and manufactures a range of exterior, interior and powertrain systems. Magna also provides vehicle design, engineering, assembly and program management services to its customers. The company's operations are conducted through its global automotive systems groups. The company operates through three segments: North America, Europe, and Rest of World (consisting of primarily South America an Asia). DaimlerChrysler, Ford, and General Motors are the major customers of the company, collectively accounting for around 70% of Magna's revenue.


Magna enjoys a strong competitive position in the industry as it is one of the few providers of a complete range of interior and exterior auto systems to global auto companies. Increasing content per vehicle (CPV) is the main driver of Magna's growth. CPVs in both North America and Europe have been increasing over time.

The company is a major provider of interior and exterior systems to automotive companies. Some of the prominent new product launches driving CPV growth include Chevy Equinox, Chevy Cobalt, SAAB 9-3 and BMW X3. The key platforms boosting CPV growth rate in North America are Chrysler minivans, Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler 300, 300c, and Ford F-150. Simultaneously in Europe, the Mercedes B class, Honda Civic, BMW01 series, and Land Rover discovery are supporting CPV growth. Recently, Magna agreed to develop and produce the MINI sports activity vehicle for the BMW Group. With this, the company expects its annual sales to be more than $1 billion. Magna also has a strong balance sheet with cash and cash equivalents amounting to $1.7 billion.

The company has strong relationships with GM, Ford, and DaimlerChrysler. It has been recognized as an important supplier by all these automakers. Additionally, the bankruptcy filing by the component supplier Delphi Corporation has provided Magna with various business opportunities. Moreover, MGA has been awarded the transfer case business by Nissan. These trends make us believe that MGA will gain new businesses in the coming quarters. Further, GM has launched new full-size SUVs that will further strengthen demand for MGA's product line.




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