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04.11.14     AssuredPartners Acquires CBS Coverage Group, Inc.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires CBS Coverage Group, Inc.

New York-based agency joins Assured SKCG Inc., an AssuredPartners company


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [April 11, 2014] – AssuredPartners Inc., through its subsidiary Assured SKCG Inc., has acquired CBS Coverage Group, Inc., headquartered in Plainview, N.Y. The agency specializes in commercial insurance, employee benefits and financial planning services, and personal insurance. CBS Coverage Group reports revenues of approximately $12 million.

Founded in 1947, CBS Coverage Group has locations in Plainview, New York City and Westhampton Beach, N.Y., and in Summerville, S.C. As part of the acquisition, 78 CBS Coverage Group employees will join Assured SKCG. Local operations will continue under the leadership of CBS Coverage Group President and CEO Gerry Levy.

“At CBS Coverage Group, our goal is to establish trusted relationships with each client through excellent service, counseling, and by designing comprehensive and competitive insurance programs,” said Gerry Levy, President and CEO of CBS Coverage Group. “As part of Assured SKCG, our agents will leverage exciting new tools and resources to build on our trusted client relationships.”

“CBS Coverage Group is an insurance industry leader, with long history of success. Assured SKCG will benefit from the expertise of CBS Coverage Group’s talented and passionate staff,” said Tom Kozera, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Assured SKCG. “We welcome the CBS Coverage Group team and clients to Assured SKCG.”

Assured SKCG is located in White Plains, N.Y., and became an AssuredPartners company in 2011. For more information about Assured SKCG, please visit: http://www.skcg.com/ . For more information about CBS Coverage Group, Inc., please visit: http://www.cbsinsurance.com/ .

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $325 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 25 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 50 insurance firms. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


04.11.14     AssuredPartners Acquires Landry Harris & Co.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires Landry Harris & Co.

Louisiana-based agency joins AssuredPartners Gulf Coast Insurance Agency, an AssuredPartners subsidiary


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [April 11, 2014] – AssuredPartners Inc., through its subsidiary AssuredPartners Gulf Coast Insurance Agency, has acquired Landry Harris & Co., located in Lafayette, La. Landry Harris & Co. specializes in commercial insurance, bonds, employee benefit programs and personal insurance.

As part of the acquisition, 37 Landry Harris employees will join AssuredPartners Gulf Coast Insurance Agency. Local operations will continue at 600 Jefferson Street in Lafayette, under the leadership of Landry Harris principals Mark Landry and Frankie Harris. Landry Harris & Co. reports revenues of approximately $10 million.

“Since 1950, Landry Harris has remained committed to the success of our clients and staff members. Joining AssuredPartners Gulf Coast allows the Landry Harris team to provide enhanced insurance products and services to our clients,” said Mark Landry, Principal of Landry Harris & Co. “We are excited to protect our clients’ businesses and families in new ways as part of AssuredPartners Gulf Coast Insurance Agency.”

“We share many core values with AssuredPartners Gulf Coast Insurance Agency, including integrity, teamwork and the importance of strong client relationships,” said Frankie Harris, Principal of Landry Harris & Co. “AssuredPartners Gulf Coast Insurance Agency is a great culture fit for the Landry Harris team and our clients.”

“The Landry Harris acquisition supports the AssuredPartners corporate growth strategy by establishing our presence in a new market,” said Tom Riley, President and COO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “The Landry Harris team has an impressive 175 years of combined insurance experience. We welcome Landry Harris staff and clients to the AssuredPartners family.”

For more information about Landry Harris & Co., please visit: http://www.landryharris.com/ .

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $325 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 26 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 50 insurance firms. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


04.09.14     AssuredPartners Acquires Property & Casualty and Group Benefits Insurance Lines of Business from Hancock Holding Company

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires Property & Casualty and Group Benefits Insurance Lines of Business from Hancock Holding Company

Acquisition in the Gulf Coast region includes select commercial retail operations of Hancock Insurance Agency and Whitney Insurance Agency


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [April 09, 2014] – AssuredPartners Inc., through its newly formed platform AssuredPartners Gulf Coast, recently acquired the property & casualty and group benefits insurance lines of business from Hancock Holding Company. The acquisition includes select Hancock Insurance Agency and Whitney Insurance Agency commercial retail operations, reporting approximately $8 million in combined annual revenues.

The acquired commercial retail operations are based in New Orleans, La., Hattiesburg, Miss., Mobile, Ala., and Tampa, Fla. The New Orleans acquisition will operate as J Everett Eaves, an AssuredPartners Gulf Coast company, under the local leadership of Senior Vice President Paul Beckmann. The Hattiesburg and Mobile acquisitions will operate as AssuredPartners Gulf Coast, under the local leadership of Senior Vice President Mark Ludick. The Tampa acquisition will operate as AssuredPartners Gulf Coast, under the local leadership of Senior Vice President Jack Suber. Additionally, the Tampa acquisition will operate under the AssuredPartners Dawson Companies platform.

Under terms of the acquisition, more than 50 employees from the select Hancock Insurance Agency and Whitney Insurance Agency commercial retail operations will join AssuredPartners. Employees will remain in their current office locations.

“We value our relationships with our clients, and will continue to provide the best-in-class insurance and counseling services our clients know and expect as part of AssuredPartners,” Paul Beckmann, Senior Vice President of J. Everett Eaves, an AssuredPartners Gulf Coast company. “This is an exciting opportunity to bring new insurance products, services and solutions to our clients as part of a rapidly growing, national agency.”

“The AssuredPartners growth strategy is built on acquiring middle market insurance business and brokerages. The select business lines acquired from Hancock Insurance Agency and Whitney Insurance Agency support this strategy, while also significantly expanding the AssuredPartners presence in the Gulf Coast region,” said Tom Riley, President and COO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “We welcome the agents and staff to the AssuredPartners team.”

For more info about AssuredPartners, please visit: http://www.assuredptr.com/ .

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $325 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 25 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 50 insurance firms. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


04.03.14     AssuredPartners Acquires MHB Insurance

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires MHB Insurance

New York-based agency combines operations with Assured SKCG, an AssuredPartners subsidiary


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [April 03, 2014] – AssuredPartners Inc., through its subsidiary Assured SKCG, recently acquired MHB Insurance, located in Peekskill, N.Y. The agency specializes in insurance for businesses, municipalities and individuals, and provides life, health and employee benefits services. MHB Insurance will combine operations with Assured SKCG.

“MHB Insurance has served clients with individual attention and customized service since our founding in 1919. Our core goals align with the Assured SKCG mission of providing personal service, professional analysis and sophisticated advice to clients,” said, Mike Vanderwerker, President of MHB Insurance. “As part of Assured SKCG and AssuredPartners, we have access to a depth of new resources, tools and options that will benefit our valued clients.”

“MHB Insurance is an insurance leader in the Hudson Valley. Their award winning customer service, expertise and knowledge will contribute significantly to Assured SKCG operations,” said Tom Kozera, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Assured SKCG. “We look forward to working with the MHB Insurance team, and welcome their clients to Assured SKCG.”

Assured SKCG is located in White Plains, N.Y., and became an AssuredPartners company in 2011. For more information about Assured SKCG, please visit: http://www.skcg.com/ . For more information about MHB Insurance, please visit: http://www.mhbinsurance.com/..

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $325 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 25 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 50 insurance firms. For more information, please Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


03.24.14     Alliance Marine Risk Managers, a Division of Assured SKCG, Inc. Expands in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


Alliance Marine Risk Managers, a Division of Assured SKCG, Inc. Expands in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Spencer Lloyd and team will Join Fort Lauderdale-based Alliance Marine Risk Managers


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [March 24, 2014] – Alliance Marine Risk Managers, a division of Assured SKCG, Inc., through its parent company AssuredPartners, Inc., recently hired Spencer Lloyd and his service team, formerly with Crystal & Company. Spencer Lloyd specializes in yacht insurance coverage, and brings a book of business with approximately $1 million in revenues to Alliance Marine Risk Managers.

Under terms of the agreement, Alliance Marine Risk Managers will handle the servicing and insurance placements for the clients. Spencer and his team of Arlene Weicher, Janice D'Ovidio and Kate Murphy will move into the existing Alliance Marine Risk Managers Fort Lauderdale office this summer.

“Spencer’s yacht insurance clients will continue to receive the same level of service from the skilled team they know and trust,” said Fred Silberman, President of Alliance Marine Risk Managers. “We anticipate a seamless transition, and welcome Spencer’s clients to the Alliance Marine Risk Managers and AssuredPartners family.”

“Maintaining a competitive edge and keeping the rich tradition of Corinthian yachting has motivated me to join forces with Alliance Marine Risk Managers,” said Lloyd. “Our combined leadership and skill sets offer our clients a level of service and expertise never before attainable in the yachting community.”

“This agreement supports our goal of expanding the AssuredPartners footprint in existing markets. As part of Alliance Marine Risk Managers, Spencer and his team will have accesses to a depth of resources and support tools that will benefit the clients,” said Tom Riley, President and COO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “We welcome Spencer and his staff to the AssuredPartners team.”

Alliance Marine Risk Managers became an AssuredPartners company in December 2013. The agency specializes in comprehensive insurance coverage for yachts, and has locations in Westbury, NY and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $325 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 25 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 50 insurance firms. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


02.25.14     AssuredPartners Acquires Bateman Agency, Inc.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires Bateman Agency, Inc.

New Jersey-based agency offers insurance for businesses and individuals


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Feb. 25, 2014] – AssuredPartners Inc., through its subsidiary Donald F. LaPenna Associates, Inc., has acquired the Bateman Agency, Inc., an independent insurance firm located in Somerville, NJ. The agency specializes in coverage for businesses, including inland and ocean marine insurance, builders’ risk, professional liability and bonds; and insurance for individuals, including homeowners’, renters’, and flood.

“We’ve built trusted relationships with our clients for more than 20 years and we are excited to bring new insurance options and services as part of AssuredPartners and LaPenna,” said Doug Bateman, President of Bateman Agency, Inc. “Our clients will continue to receive the reliable service they know, while benefiting from many resources available through a national agency.”

As part of the acquisition, Bateman Agency, Inc. will continue to operate out of its Somerville location, under the leadership of Donald LaPenna, President of Donald F. LaPenna Associates, Inc. Doug Bateman will join LaPenna as a producer, and continue to work with his clients.

“A key aspect of the AssuredPartners growth strategy is to acquire robust agencies in existing markets. The Bateman Agency is an established leader in the insurance industry, and is known for their expertise and commitment to their clients.” said Tom Riley, President and COO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “We welcome the Bateman Agency team to the AssuredPartners family.”

Donald F. LaPenna Associates, Inc. is located in Clark, NJ. For more information about the Bateman Agency, please visit: http://www.batemanagencyinc.com/.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $325 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 26 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 50 insurance firms. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


02.18.14     AssuredPartners Acquires Creech & Stafford Insurance Agency

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires Creech & Stafford Insurance Agency

Kentucky-based agency offers personal and commercial insurance and employee benefits services


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Feb. 18, 2014] – AssuredPartners, Inc., through its Neace Lukens platform, has completed the acquisition of Creech & Stafford Insurance Agency, Inc. The agency specializes in business insurance, including workers’ compensation, liability and group employee benefit plans; personal insurance, including home, automobile and renters’ insurance; and life and health services, including life insurance and long-term care.

Formed in 1982, Creech & Stafford has locations in Lexington and Hazard, Ky. and reports approximately $3.1 million in revenue. The firm is led by partners Lloyd Stafford and Doug Creech.

“Our first priority has always been providing clients with the right insurance solutions. Merging with Neace Lukens and AssuredPartners positions us to offer new products that help our clients protect their businesses and families,” said Lloyd Stafford, Partner of Creech & Stafford Insurance Agency. “As part of Neace Lukens, our clients will continue to receive the excellent service they know and trust.”

As part of the acquisition 18 Creech & Stafford Insurance Agency employees will join Neace Lukens. The Creech & Stafford Insurance Agency’s Lexington office will merge with the existing Neace Lukens Lexington branch in summer 2014. The Neace Lukens Lexington office operates under the leadership of Managing Director Bryan Raisor. Neace Lukens offers commercial property and casualty insurance, employee benefits programs, risk management consulting and personal insurance solutions.

“Creech & Stafford’s service-oriented and client-first approach to business makes them a good fit with the Neace Lukens culture. Their knowledge and experience will contribute greatly to our success,” said Larry Schaefer, President of Neace Lukens. “We welcome Creech & Stafford employees to the AssuredPartners and Neace Lukens team.”

“The Creech & Stafford acquisition supports the AssuredPartners goal of strengthening our presence in existing markets,” said Tom Riley, President and COO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “We are pleased to welcome Creech & Stafford to the rapidly growing AssuredPartners family.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.creechandstafford.com/.

About Neace Lukens

Founded in 1991, Neace Lukens specializes in commercial property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, risk management and individual insurance coverage. With more than 150 licensed agents and over 700 employees, Neace Lukens offers the resources of a large firm and the service of a local independent office. Neace Lukens is headquartered in Louisville, Ky., and has more than 35 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and South Carolina. Neace Lukens became an AssuredPartners, Inc. company in September 2011. For more information, visit us at www.neacelukens.com, or visit our blog, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages.


About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $325 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 26 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 50 insurance firms. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


02.07.14     AssuredPartners Acquires Anna Berman Agency, LLC

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires Anna Berman Agency, LLC

New Jersey-based agency offers insurance coverage for businesses and individuals


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Feb. 7, 2014] – AssuredPartners Inc., through its subsidiary Donald F. LaPenna Associates, Inc., has acquired the Anna Berman Agency, LLC, an independent insurance firm located in North Brunswick, NJ. The agency specializes in commercial insurance, including liability, workers’ compensation and group health; and personal insurance, including auto, homeowners’, flood and earthquake.

As part of the acquisition, the Anna Berman Agency operations will move into the Donald F. LaPenna offices, located in Clark, NJ, under the leadership of Donald LaPenna, President and CEO.

“Since 1999, our clients have relied on the Berman Agency to protect their assets and plan for the future. Joining LaPenna and AssuredPartners enables us to offer additional insurance programs and services to meet our clients’ unique needs,” said Susan Berman, Principal of the Anna Berman Agency. “We will continue to offer the high level of professionalism, service and expertise our clients expect, now with the backing and support of a national agency.”

“Part of our growth strategy is to identify potential agencies for acquisition that complement the culture and services of our existing subsidiaries. The knowledge and industry experience of the Anna Berman Agency staff is a valuable addition to the LaPenna operations,” said Tom Riley, President and COO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “We welcome the Anna Berman Agency employees to the AssuredPartners team.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.bermanagency.com/.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $325 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 26 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 50 insurance firms. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


02.05.14     AssuredPartners Acquires AirSure Limited, LLC.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires AirSure Limited, LLC.

Acquisition of Colorado and Texas-based insurance agency expands AssuredPartners’ capabilities for serving businesses in the aviation industry


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Feb. 5, 2014] – AssuredPartners, Inc. has completed the acquisition of AirSure Limited, LLC. The agency specializes in insurance coverage, employee benefits and risk management services for businesses in the aviation industry, including commercial operations, corporate aircraft services and helicopters. AirSure Limited reports revenues of approximately $13 million.

Founded in 1984, AirSure Limited is headquartered in Golden, Colo., with additional operations in Plano, Texas. The acquisition marks AssuredPartners entrance into the Colorado and Texas markets.

“Joining AssuredPartners gives AirSure Limited the backing of a national agency, while enabling us to provide our clients with the best insurance and risk management guidance,” said Bill Behan, CEO of AirSure Limited. “Our clients will continue to receive the same service they know and trust, while benefiting from new insurance tools and resources available through AssuredPartners.”

As part of the acquisition, 35 AirSure Limited employees will join AssuredPartners. Operations will continue out of the Golden, Colo. and Plano, Texas office locations, under the local leadership of Behan.

“As AssuredPartners continues to expand, we look for agencies that possess high levels of expertise, professionalism, and respect. AirSure Limited has a combination of real world aviation experience and deep insurance expertise,” said Jim Henderson, Chairman and CEO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “We welcome the AirSure Limited employees to the AssuredPartners family.”

AirSure Limited will become the eighth AssuredPartners platform entity, joining Neace Lukens, headquartered in Louisville, Ky.; SKCG, headquartered in White Plains, NY; Jamison, headquartered in West Orange, NJ; Dawson Companies, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio; SRA, headquartered in Kansas City, KS; AHM, headquartered in St. Louis, MO.; and Commercial Insurance Services, headquartered in Charleston, W.Va.

For more information, please visit: http://www.airsure.com/.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $310 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 26 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 50 insurance firms. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


01.31.14     AssuredPartners Acquires Insurance Back Office, Inc.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires Insurance Back Office, Inc.

Kansas-based agency offers wide range of insurance coverage for businesses and individuals


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Jan. 31, 2014] – AssuredPartners Inc., through its subsidiary Schifman Remley Associates, has acquired Insurance Back Office, Inc. The agency specializes in insurance for individuals, including auto, homeowners’, flood and renters’; business insurance, including commercial auto policies and workers’ compensation; and bond services.

“Since our inception, our goal has been to provide clients with the best insurance products and counseling available,” said Ken Farrar, President of the Insurance Back Office, Inc. Lawrence, Kan. location. “By joining Schifman Remley Associates and AssuredPartners, we can now offer our clients a deeper portfolio of insurance products and services.”

“The Insurance Back Office acquisition supports our strategy of expanding the AssuredPartners presence in existing markets,” said Tom Riley, President and COO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “Insurance Back Office has a talented and knowledgeable team that will be a great asset to Schifman Remley Associates. We welcome them to the AssuredPartners family.”

Insurance Back Office operations are based in Overland Park and Lawrence, Kan., and will continue under the local leadership of Ken Farrar. For more information, please visit: http://www.insurancebackoffice.com/.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $310 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 24 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 50 insurance firms. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


01.20.14     AssuredPartners Completes Acquisition of Commercial Insurance Services

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Completes Acquisition of Commercial Insurance Services

West Virginia-based agency offers insurance coverages for businesses and individuals


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Jan. 20, 2014] – AssuredPartners, Inc., through its newly formed operation AssuredPartners of West Virginia, has completed the acquisition of Commercial Insurance Services. The Commercial Insurance Services deal marks the first platform acquisition for AssuredPartners in West Virginia, and is the second acquisition for AssuredPartners in 2014.

Founded in 1932, Commercial Insurance Services specializes in commercial insurance, employee benefits services, workers’ compensation insurance, risk management, claims management, and personal insurance. The firm reports revenues of approximately $9.5 million.

“We’ve been a strategic partner for our clients for more than 80 years. Aligning our practice with a national agency allows us to better serve our clients through access to an increased number of insurance products and services offerings,” said Frank Baer, CEO of Commercial Insurance Services. “We’re excited to take this next step for our agency, and to continue to help our clients plan for the future and protect what matters most.”

As part of the acquisition, 45 Commercial Insurance Services employees will join AssuredPartners of West Virginia. The agency will continue to operate out of the existing Commercial Insurance Services locations in Charleston and Morgantown, W.Va., under the local leadership of Frank Baer and Raye King White. Commercial Insurance Services will become the seventh AssuredPartners platform entity, joining Neace Lukens, headquartered in Louisville, Ky.; SKCG, headquartered in White Plains, NY; Jamison, headquartered in West Orange, NJ; Dawson Companies, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio; SRA, headquartered in Kansas City, KS; and AHM, headquartered in St. Louis, MO.

“Commercial Insurance Services embodies the attributes we evaluate when identifying firms for potential acquisitions. Their impressive business acumen, reputation and market footprint all fit with the AssuredPartners desired partner attributes, and this deal will help us grow the AssuredPartners presence in West Virginia,” said Tom Riley, President and COO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “We welcome Commercial Insurance Services employees to the AssuredPartners family, and look forward to providing innovative insurance programs to their clients.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.ciswv.com/.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $300 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 24 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 50 insurance firms. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


01.08.14     AssuredPartners Acquires InSight Aviation Insurance

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires InSight Aviation Insurance

Acquisition of Virginia-based agency initiates AssuredPartners’ focus on the aviation industry


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Jan. 08, 2014] – AssuredPartners Inc., through its Dawson Companies platform, has completed the acquisition of InSight Aviation Insurance. The agency specializes in property and casualty insurance and risk management services for aviators and aviation businesses, from individual aircraft owners to multinational aerospace concerns. The InSight Aviation Insurance deal marks the 20th acquisition for AssuredPartners in 2013.

Jay Wadsworth, Principal of InSight Aviation Insurance, will join Dawson Companies as President of Dawson Aviation and Senior Vice President of AssuredAerospace, and will continue to work closely with aviation clients throughout the eastern United States. Dawson Companies provides comprehensive insurance products for businesses and individuals, employee benefits, and claims and surety bonding services.

“My goal is to deliver superior value to clients through a cost-effective and responsive risk management approach,” said Wadsworth. “As part of Dawson Companies and AssuredAerospace, we can now offer aerospace clients access to the entire portfolio of Dawson Companies products and services. The expanded insurance offerings will provide our clients with a complete solution to the entirety of their business and personal risk management needs.”

“Jay has an impressive knowledge of the aviation industry and has created a leading aviation risk management and insurance servicing model,” said Mike Sherman, President of the Dawson Companies. “His expertise is a great asset for the Dawson Companies team, and we welcome him to the AssuredPartners family.”

InSight Aviation Insurance is located in Richmond, Va. For more information, please visit: http://insight-av.com/.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $290 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 24 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 50 insurance firms. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


01.07.14     AssuredPartners Acquires Leonard Insurance Services

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires Leonard Insurance Services

Ohio-based agency offers commercial insurance, personal insurance, professional liability insurance and employee benefits services


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Jan. 07, 2014] – AssuredPartners Inc., through its Dawson Companies platform, has completed the acquisition of Leonard Insurance Services. The agency specializes in commercial, personal, life and health insurance, employee benefits, financial planning and surety programs for contractors.

Since its founding in 1904, Leonard Insurance Services has grown to become one of the largest independent agencies in Ohio. The firm reports approximately $10 million in revenue, and is managed by principals Fred Kloots, Richard Martindale and Todd Witham.

“Our commitment to providing the highest quality of insurance services makes joining Dawson Companies and AssuredPartners the right choice for our agency and our clients,” said Fred Kloots, President of Leonard Insurance Services. "As part of one of the largest national agencies, our agents will have access to additional markets and risk management solutions to help our clients protect their businesses and families."

As part of the acquisition, 58 Leonard Insurance Services employees will join Dawson Companies. Operations are based in North Canton, Ohio, and will continue under the local leadership of Fred Kloots and Rick Martindale.

“Leonard Insurance Services is known for their dedication, expertise and high quality of services offered,” said Mike Sherman, President of the Dawson Companies. “We welcome the Leonard Insurance Service employees to the Dawson Companies team.”

“The Leonard Insurance Services acquisition supports our goal of expanding the AssuredPartners footprint in Ohio,” said Jim Henderson, Chairman and CEO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “By joining AssuredPartners, Leonard Insurance Services is positioned to offer clients new and enhanced insurance programs.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.leonardinsurance.com/.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $290 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 24 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 45 insurance firms. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


12.16.13     AssuredPartners, Inc. Acquires Alliance Marine Risk Managers, Inc. of New York and Florida

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners, Inc. Acquires Alliance Marine Risk Managers, Inc. of New York and Florida

Agency specializes in insurance coverage for yachts


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Dec. 16, 2013] – AssuredPartners, Inc. has acquired the Alliance Marine Risk Managers, Inc. insurance agency. Alliance Marine Risk Managers, Inc. is located in Westbury, NY and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and provides comprehensive insurance coverage for yachts. The agency reports approximately $1,800,000 in annual revenues.

“As we looked for a perpetuation solution, it became clear that joining AssuredPartners was the best move for our agency and our clients,” said Fred Silberman, President of Alliance Marine Risk Managers, Inc. “As part of a national brokerage, our clients will now benefit from increased insurance options and a greater level of resources and support, while working with the agents they know and trust.”

The Alliance Marine Risk Managers deal marks the 19th acquisition for AssuredPartners, Inc. in 2013. AssuredPartners’ acquisition strategy focuses on identifying and acquiring small to middle market retail property and casualty, and employee benefit agencies.

“When we identify potential acquisitions we consider a mix of desired partner attributes, including the agency’s business acumen, reputation, sales culture and product offerings,” said Tom Riley, President and COO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “Alliance Marine Risk Managers, Inc. is a successful and knowledgeable firm, and we welcome their team to the AssuredPartners family.”

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $280 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 24 states and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


12.13.13     AssuredPartners Acquires Evans Insurance Agency, Inc.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires Evans Insurance Agency, Inc.

Ohio-based agency offers commercial insurance, personal insurance, and life and health services


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Dec. 13, 2013] – AssuredPartners Inc., through its Dawson Companies platform, has acquired Evans Insurance Agency, Inc. The agency specializes in business insurance, including workers’ compensation, liability and group employee benefit plans; personal insurance, including home, automobile and renters’ insurance; and life and health services, including life insurance, long-term care and estate planning.

Since its founding in 1876, Evans Insurance Agency has grown from local roots to become one of the largest agencies in the Akron area. The firm reports approximately $2 million in revenue.

“Our culture of client service and advocacy drives our business decisions. As part of Dawson Companies and AssuredPartners, we join a network of talented agencies that offer many new insurance options for our clients,” said Steve Shechter, President of Evans Insurance Agency. “We are excited to get to know our Dawson Companies colleagues, and continue to provide the trusted services our clients expect.”

“The Evans Insurance Agency shares our mission of putting clients first. Our common goal of superior service will make the transition process seamless for both Evans Insurance Agency employees and customers,” said Mike Sherman, CEO of the Dawson Companies. “We look forward to working with the Evans Insurance Agency team.”

As part of the acquisition, 18 Evans Insurance Agency employees will join Dawson Companies. The agency will continue to operate in its Akron and Dover, Ohio locations.

“With 18 acquisitions in 2013, we look for talented firms with knowledgeable staffs and a focus on excellent client service. The Evans Insurance Agency is known in the Akron community for their expertise and commitment to their clients,” said Tom Riley, President and COO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “We welcome the Evans Insurance Agency to the AssuredPartners family of agencies.”

New York-based Harbinger Ventures Group, Inc. served as the advisor on the seller’s side of this transaction. For more information about Evans Insurance Agency, Inc., please visit: http://www.evansagency.com/.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $280 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 24 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired more than 45 insurance firms. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


11.22.13     AssuredPartners Acquires Stoutamire-Pavlik & Associates, Inc.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires Stoutamire-Pavlik & Associates, Inc.

Florida-based agency specializes in property and casualty insurance for the forestry industry


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Nov. 22, 2013] – AssuredPartners, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Stoutamire-Pavlik & Associates, Inc., an independent insurance firm located in Monticello, Fla. The agency offers a range of property and casualty insurance options for forestry industry clients, including workers’ compensation, general liability and commercial auto.

“With more than 30 years of experience insuring loggers and forest industry specific companies, we are excited to take this next step for our business and join with AssuredPartners,” said Ric Stoutamire, President of Stoutamire-Pavlik & Associates. “Our goal is to always protect our clients, whether they work in logging, with raw lumber or with the finished product. Partnering with AssuredPartners gives our staff access to more insurance services and resources to benefit our clients and their businesses.”

The Stoutamire-Pavlik & Associates specialization in property and casualty insurance complements the AssuredPartners portfolio of offerings.

“Our acquisition strategy includes identifying and seeking out agencies with a specific niche focus. In this case, the Stoutamire-Pavlik & Associates team brings a thorough understanding of the forestry industry to AssuredPartners,” said Jim Henderson, Chairman and CEO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “We welcome the Stoutamire-Pavlik & Associates agents and staff to the AssuredPartners family of agencies.”

As part of the acquisition, 10 Stoutamire-Pavlik & Associates employees will join AssuredPartners. Operations will continue under the local leadership of Ric Stoutamire and Ryan Pavlik. For more information, please visit: Stoutamire-Pavlik and Associates..

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $280 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 24 states and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


11.14.13     AssuredPartners Acquires MGA Property & Casualty Insurance Agency, LLC. in Sarasota, Fla.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires MGA Property & Casualty Insurance Agency, LLC. in Sarasota, Fla.

Agency offers wide range of property and casualty commercial insurance and personal insurance services


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Nov. 14, 2013] – AssuredPartners Inc., through its Dawson Companies platform, has acquired MGA Property & Casualty Insurance Agency, LLC, the retail division of MGA Insurance. Located in Sarasota, Fla., the agency specializes in property and casualty services, including workers’ compensation, builder’s risk insurance and surety bonding for businesses of all sizes; and personal insurance, including auto insurance, homeowners’ insurance and umbrella insurance policies.

MGA Property & Casualty Insurance Agency has offered a complete line of business and personal insurance solutions since 1999. The agency’s philosophy centers on putting clients first by balancing company goals with client expectations.

“As a family-run business, the needs of our clients and staff are our priority,” said Lou Marinaccio, Chief Executive Officer of MGA Property & Casualty Insurance Agency. “Joining AssuredPartners provides new and exciting opportunities for clients and staff alike. As part of AssuredPartners, our clients will now have access to more retail options to protect their businesses and families, while our staff will have access to great new resources and support tools.”

“The MGA staff is very knowledgeable and skilled in developing innovative and comprehensive property and casualty and personal insurance programs. Their expertise combined with decades of industry experience fits well within the AssuredPartners portfolio of services,” said Mike Sherman, CEO of the Dawson Companies. “We welcome the MGA Property & Casualty Insurance Agency agents and staff to the growing AssuredPartners family.”

As part of the acquisition, six MGA Property & Casualty Insurance Agency employees will join AssuredPartners. For more information, please visit: http://www.mga-insurance.com/..

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $280 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 24 states and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


11.12.13     AssuredPartners Completes the Asset Acquisition of the AHM Financial Group LLC Insurance Business

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Completes the Asset Acquisition of the AHM Financial Group LLC Insurance Business

Missouri-based agency specializes in commercial, personal and employee benefits insurance


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Nov. 12, 2013] – AssuredPartners of Missouri, an AssuredPartners, Inc. platform operation, has completed the asset acquisition of the AHM Financial Group LLC insurance business. The St. Louis-based agency offers commercial, personal, and employee benefits insurance for businesses and individuals. AHM Financial Group reports revenues of about $17 million, making it one of the largest AssuredPartners acquisitions in 2013.

The AHM Financial Group acquisition marks the sixteenth deal for AssuredPartners in 2013. Under terms of the acquisition, the agency will continue to operate as AHM Financial Group. The transition will be seamless for existing AHM Financial Group clients.

“Our goal is to help clients protect, manage and grow what matters most to them through innovative commercial, personal and employee benefits insurance programs,” said Rich Harkwell, President and CEO at AHM Financial Group. “As part of AssuredPartners, we will provide the same level of service and dedication our clients know and expect, while offering beneficial new insurance products and resources.”

As part of the acquisition, 100 AHM Financial Group employees will join AssuredPartners of Missouri. Operations are based out of St. Louis, and will continue under the leadership of Rich Harkwell and Chase Butler.

“This is the next step in the evolution of AHM,” said Stephen J. Hall, Chairman of AHM Financial Group. “We are very pleased and excited to be associated with AssuredPartners and we are confident that their support and our local leadership will allow us to expand our client services, grow our client base, and increase our overall presence in the Midwest.”

“The AHM Financial Group acquisition is our first deal in Missouri, and we look forward to establishing a presence in the state and strengthening our position in the Midwest,” said Tom Riley, President and COO at AssuredPartners. “We welcome the talented AHM Financial Group agents and staff to the rapidly-growing AssuredPartners family.”

For more information about AHM Financial Group, please visit: AHM Financial Group..

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $280 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 23 states and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


11.11.13     AssuredPartners Acquires Lee F. Murphy, Inc.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires Lee F. Murphy, Inc.

Minnesota-based agency offers commercial insurance, surety bonds, personal insurance and employee benefits services


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Nov. 11, 2013] – AssuredPartners Inc., through its subsidiary AssuredPartners of Minnesota, has acquired the Lee F. Murphy, Inc. insurance firm based in St. Paul, Minn. The agency offers a wide range of insurance and consulting services for both businesses and individuals. Lee F. Murphy, Inc. reports revenue of approximately $8 million, and was named a Top Insurance Broker in 2013 by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Founded in 1977, Lee F. Murphy, Inc. specializes in commercial insurance, including property and casualty, workers’ compensation and cyber liability; risk management; employee benefit programs; and personal insurance, including home, automobile and rental property. The agency emphasizes high quality client service.

“Our company promise is to deliver innovative and comprehensive insurance programs to our clients to help them achieve their goals. We do this by developing personal relationships, explaining coverage in easy to follow terms, and through our knowledge and expertise,” said Bob Murphy, President and CEO of Lee F. Murphy, Inc. “As part of AssuredPartners, we will continue to help clients achieve their goals, while accessing new resources and support services.”

“Lee F. Murphy, Inc. is known as an insurance leader in the St. Paul area. Their industry expertise, carrier relationships and excellent client service make them a great fit for AssuredPartners,” said Tom Riley, President and COO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “We welcome Bob and his Lee. F. Murphy, Inc. team to the growing AssuredPartners family.”

As part of the acquisition, 50 Lee F. Murphy, Inc. employees will join AssuredPartners of Minnesota. Local operations are based in St. Paul, Minn., and will continue under the leadership of Bob Murphy.

For more information, please visit: www.leefmurphy.com.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $280 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 23 states and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


10.28.13     AssuredPartners Acquires Eastern Insurance Acquisition Agency, LLC (D/B/A Eastern Insurance Group)

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires Eastern Insurance Acquisition Agency, LLC (D/B/A Eastern Insurance Group)

Pennsylvania-based agency offers commercial insurance, personal insurance and life, health and employee benefits services


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Oct. 28, 2013] – AssuredPartners Inc., through its subsidiary AssuredPartners of New Jersey, has acquired Eastern Insurance Acquisition Agency, LLC (D/B/A Eastern Insurance Group). The agency specializes in commercial insurance, personal insurance and life, health and employee benefit programs for individuals and businesses of all sizes.

Eastern Insurance Group has helped clients manage their vulnerabilities, risks and health plans for more than 30 years. Comprised of three divisions, the agency offers services that include: risk management, loss control, personal and corporate planning, investment and insurance solutions. Eastern Insurance Group is one of the largest agencies in northeastern Pennsylvania, reporting revenues of approximately $4.3 million.

“Our goal is to provide real value to our clients through customized insurance products,” said Brian Corbett, President of Eastern Insurance Group. “As part of AssuredPartners of New Jersey, our clients will experience the same trusted service, while benefiting from new resources, support tools and insurance offerings.”

As part of the acquisition, more than 45 Eastern Insurance Group employees will join AssuredPartners of New Jersey. Operations are based in Wilkes Barre and Hazleton, Pa., and will continue under the local leadership of Brian Corbett and Paul “Chip” Siegel.

“As we grow nationally, we look for strategic acquisitions that bring a combination of industry expertise, knowledge and professionalism to the table. As one of the largest agencies in northeastern Pennsylvania, Eastern Insurance Group is a great addition to AssuredPartners,” said Tom Riley, President and COO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “We welcome the Eastern Insurance Group agents and staff to the AssuredPartners family.”

For more information, please visit: easterninsurancegroup.com.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $260 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 81 offices in 15 states and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


10.09.13     AssuredPartners Acquires Preferred Advantage in Hartford, Conn.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires Preferred Advantage in Hartford, Conn.

Insurance agency offers property, casualty and professional liability services


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Oct. 9, 2013] – AssuredPartners, Inc. recently completed the acquisition of the Preferred Advantage branch located in Hartford, Conn. Preferred Advantage specializes in providing property and casualty insurance solutions to small and medium businesses, and is a division of Preferred Concepts LLC. The firm reports revenue of approximately $2 million and will operate as AP Advantage.

As part of the acquisition, 12 Preferred Advantage employees will join the newly formed AP Advantage, with local leadership managing operations. For more information, please visit: http://www.preferredconcepts.com/advantage/about-advantage/

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $250 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 81 offices in 13 states and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


10.03.13     AssuredPartners Acquires Anderson-Jackson-Metts D/B/A AJM Insurance

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires Anderson-Jackson-Metts D/B/A AJM Insurance

New Jersey agency offers commercial insurance coverage, personal insurance coverage, and financial planning and health benefits services


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Oct. 3, 2013] – AssuredPartners of New Jersey, an AssuredPartners, Inc. platform operation, has acquired Anderson-Jackson-Metts d/b/a AJM Insurance. The agency specializes in commercial insurance coverage, personal insurance coverage and financial planning and health benefits for corporations and individuals. This acquisition marks the first deal for AssuredPartners of New Jersey, a newly formed platform operation of AssuredPartners, Inc.

Founded in 1944, the agency offers insurance policies and planning services to protect what matters most to clients. Supported by their mission statement of providing quality insurance products through proactivity, persistence and professionalism, AJM Insurance delivers stability and security for growing businesses and families. The agency is one of the largest firms in southern New Jersey, reporting revenues of approximately $5.3 million.

“Our insurance programs have been the foundation of our clients’ lives and business for nearly 70 years,” said Tony Mahon, President of AJM Insurance. “The sense of security and stability we offer will only be magnified by the new resources and support we can now access as part of AssuredPartners.”

“We are pleased to welcome AJM Insurance to the AssuredPartners family,” said Tom Riley, President and COO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “The AJM Insurance team possesses the professionalism and knowledge that we look for when identifying agencies to partner with as we continue to grow nationally.”

As part of the acquisition, 30 AJM Insurance employees will join AssuredPartners of New Jersey. Operations are based in Mt. Laurel, NJ, and will continue under the leadership of Tony Mahon and Salvatore Abate. For more information, please visit: www.ajminsurance.com

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $250 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 81 offices in 13 states and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


09.16.13     AssuredPartners of Ohio Acquires Dwyer Franchise Insurance International, Inc.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners of Ohio Acquires Dwyer Franchise Insurance International, Inc.

Ohio-based insurance agency joins Dawson Companies, an AssuredPartners company


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Sept. 16, 2013] – AssuredPartners of Ohio, through its Dawson Companies platform has completed the acquisition of Dwyer Franchise Insurance International, Inc. Dwyer is a division of Luce, Smith & Scott, Inc., and provides insurance programs for the franchise industry. The Cleveland-based agency offers insurance solutions and risk management counseling for the service, retail and wholesale, auto, and professional segments of the franchise business industry.

“Since 1992, our division has worked to develop comprehensive insurance and risk management programs for our clients in the franchise industry,” said Janice Dwyer, President of Dwyer Franchise Insurance International, Inc. “As part of Dawson Companies, we will continue to develop cost-competitive group franchise insurance programs by tapping into the many resources offered by AssuredPartners.”

“Dwyer is known for their thoroughness in identifying the diverse exposures and risks faced by their franchise clients, and for how they address those risks with well-researched and creative insurance programs,” said Mike Sherman, CEO of AssuredPartners of Ohio. “We are excited to welcome the talented and knowledgeable Dwyer team to our Dawson Companies family.”

Dwyer Franchise Insurance International, Inc. will move into the Dawson Companies Cleveland office, under the leadership of the Dawson management team headed by Mike Sherman, Kyp Ross and Mark Coleman. For more information about Dwyer Franchise Insurance International Inc., please visit: www.lucesmithscott.com

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $250 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 81 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


08.27.13    AssuredPartners, Inc. Acquires Golseth & Gregson Insurance Services (D/B/A: GBP Risk Solutions

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners, Inc. Acquires Golseth & Gregson Insurance Services (D/B/A: GBP Risk Solutons)

Arizona-based insurance brokerage offers property & casualty,individual, and employee benefits insurance products and service


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Aug. 27, 2013] – AssuredPartners, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Golseth & Gregson Insurance Services D/B/A GBP Risk Solutions, an independent insurance agency based in Arizona. GBP Risk Solutions offers large commercial insurance; personal commercial insurance; group employee benefits; individual life and health insurance; retirement plans; bonds; and workers’ compensation.

GBP Risk Solutions has helped Tucson-area clients manage and plan for their potential risks for decades, and operates on the principle of providing superior client services and quality insurance solutions.

“As part of AssuredPartners, we have a unique opportunity to offer a mix of new insurance services and innovative business solutions to our clients,” said Rick Gregson, President of GBP Risk Solutions. “Our clients will continue to receive the high level of service they have come to know and trust, while our agents will have access to many valuable AssuredPartners resources and support services.”

“GBP Risk Solutions is well known in the Tucson-area for their dedication to their clients, and their deep knowledge of a wide range of insurance products,” said Tom Riley, President and COO at AssuredPartners, Inc. “We welcome the GBP Risk Solutions operations to the growing AssuredPartners team.”

GBP Risk Solutions currently operates out of Tucson and Phoenix, Ariz. The agency has a workforce of 16 agents and staff that will join AssuredPartners, including Rick Gregson, GBP Risk Solutions president. New York-based Harbinger Ventures Group, Inc. served as advisor to GBP Risk Solutions on this transaction. For more information, please visit: www.gbprs.com

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $250 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 81 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


08.23.13    AssuredPartners, Inc. Announces the Asset Acquisition of AxisPointe, Inc.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners
407-708-0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners, Inc. Announces the Asset Acquisition of AxisPointe, Inc.

New Jersey-based employee benefit advisory firm joins Herbert L. Jamison & Co., an AssuredPartners company


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [Aug 23, 2013] – AssuredPartners, Inc., through its subsidiary Jamison, has completed the acquisition of AxisPointe, Inc., an independent insurance agency located in West Orange, New Jersey. AxisPointe offers employee benefits products and services; business and individual planning; and professional liability, general insurance and risk management solutions.

Founded in 1991, AxisPointe has assisted New Jersey-area public and non-profit corporations with diverse workforces with their employee benefit programs for decades. As insurance advisors, AxisPointe focuses on the needs of each client, and customizes benefit plans to meet each client’s unique requirements.

“Excellent client service is the cornerstone of our operations,” said Aida Visakay, President and Manager of AxisPointe. “As a member of Jamison and AssuredPartners, our agents will leverage new resources to deliver best-in-class solutions to our clients to make a real difference in the lives of their employees and families.”

“AxisPointe is known for their professionalism and knowledge of the industry, and have built trusted relationships with each of their clients,” said Tom Riley, President and COO at AssuredPartners, Inc. “As we continue to grow nationally, we look to partner with agencies that combine excellent client service and a depth of expertise. We are pleased to welcome AxisPointe to the AssuredPartners team.”

AxisPointe, Inc. currently operates out of West Orange, New Jersey. The agency has a workforce of four agents and staff that will join Jamison, under the leadership of John McDonald and Sean Pattwell. For more information, please visit: axispointeinc.com

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $250 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 81 offices in 13 states and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


07.17.13    AssuredPartners Acquires Donald F. LaPenna Associates, Inc. (D/B/A: The Insurance Centers and Ironbound Business Insurance Agency)

For Immediate Release

Contact: Stephanie Johnson
Neace Lukens
513.624.1725
stephanie.johnson@neacelukens.com


AssuredPartners Acquires Donald F. LaPenna Associates, Inc. (D/B/A: The Insurance Centers and Ironbound Business Insurance Agency)

Expansion in New Jersey offers property & casualty, employee benefits, personal coverage, a niche market for transportation coverages, and array of risk management services.


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [July 17, 2013] – Donald F. LaPenna Associates, Inc. D/B/A The Insurance Centers and Ironbound Business Insurance Agency has consolidated its operations with Florida-based AssuredPartners. Founded in 1980, LaPenna specializes in providing personal and commercial property and casualty insurance coverage; life, health and disability insurance products; and a broad array of risk management services to corporations and businesses along with a nich market for Transportation business.

The Insurance Centers was founded in 1980 by Donald F. LaPenna, Sr. to meet the needs of a unique mix of commercial property and casualty clients. In 1990, he sold the agency to his son, Donald F. LaPenna, Jr. at which time he assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer.

“This unique partnership will allow us to continue to focus on expanding our client base utilizing the resources and technology of AssuredPartners, as we continue to offer a superior level of professional sales, service and expertise to our clients,” Donald F. LaPenna, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer said.

“We are very pleased to welcome the LaPenna operations to the AssuredPartners team,” said Tom Riley, President and Chief Operating Officer of AssuredPartners. “For over 30 years this operation has built a quality insurance agency with an outstanding reputation in New Jersey. Known for meeting the unique needs of their clients and being consummate insurance professionals, we’re honored to partner with them as we continue to grow nationally.”

The Insurance Centers and Ironbound Business Insurance Agency currently operate out of Clark, NJ and Newark, NJ. The agency currently services over 6,000 clients and has a workforce of 30 professional and dedicated employees that will remain on staff. For more information, please visit: www.insctrs.com

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $250 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 81 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


04.11.13    Neace Lukens, an AssuredPartners company, acquires
Kentucky-based Buckley & Company insurance agency

For Immediate Release

Contact: Stephanie Johnson
Neace Lukens
513.624.1725
stephanie.johnson@neacelukens.com


Neace Lukens, an AssuredPartners company, acquires
Kentucky-based Buckley & Company insurance agency

Acquisition expands Neace Lukens’ operations in Lexington


LEXINGTON, Ky. – [April 11, 2013] – AssuredPartners, Inc., through its Neace Lukens subsidiary, has completed the acquisition of Buckley & Company, an independent insurance agency based in Lexington, Ky. The Buckley & Company office will merge with the existing Neace Lukens Lexington branch located at 2416 Sir Barton Way.

Formed in 1896, Buckley & Company provides commercial insurance for small businesses, personal insurance, and life, health and employee benefits insurance. More than ten Buckley & Company associates will join Neace Lukens and remain in their current positions. Biff Buckley, current Buckley & Company president, will also join Neace Lukens.

“We’ve developed deep roots in the Lexington community by emphasizing strong client relationships and practical insurance solutions,” said Biff Buckley, president of Buckley & Company. “As part of Neace Lukens, we look forward to strengthening these roots by offering a broader selection of insurance products and enhanced support resources to our clients.”

Buckley & Company’s current product offerings in commercial and personal insurance lines and employee benefits complement Neace Lukens’ core insurance product offerings.

“As we continue our expansion efforts with AssuredPartners, we look for agencies that share Neace Lukens’ values and commitment to excellence,” said Larry Schaefer, president and COO of Neace Lukens. “Buckley & Company has served the Lexington community for more than 100 years with innovative insurance plans and trusted client relationships. We welcome our newest associates to the growing Lexington office.”

The Neace Lukens Lexington office will now have more than 40 agents and staff members with the addition of the Buckley & Company associates, operating under the direction of Bryan Raisor, managing director.

“The AssuredPartners growth strategy is to build our presence in new and existing markets,” said Tom Riley, president and COO at AssuredPartners, Inc. “With the addition of Buckley & Company, we continue to strengthen the Neace Lukens presence in Kentucky and grow the national AssuredPartners footprint.”

About Neace Lukens

Neace Lukens, founded in 1991, has more than 150 licensed agents and more than 700 employees operating in 30 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and South Carolina. Neace Lukens corporate headquarters are located in Louisville, Ky., at 2305 River Rd. Neace Lukens became an AssuredPartners, Inc. company in September 2011. For more information, please visit: www.neacelukens.com. Neace Lukens can also be followed through social media channels at its blog and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $230 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


04.04.13    AssuredPartners Acquires Florida-Based Alan James Insurance

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
AssuredPartners, Inc.
407.708.0031
dcurtis@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners Acquires Florida-Based Alan James Insurance

AssuredPartners joins with top-quality industry veterans as the company makes its first move into southeast Florida


LAKE MARY, Fla. – [April 4, 2013] –AssuredPartners, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, AssuredPartners of Florida, LLC, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Alan James Insurance, LLC, a Ft. Lauderdale-based insurance broker specializing in insurance products and services designed for the south-Florida real estate market.

Led by Alan Chesler and James Hartman, Alan James Insurance provides property and casualty insurance solutions to building owners, condomium associations, and homeowners associations throughout south Florida. Mr. Chesler and Mr. Hartman have, collectively, more than seventy years of experience in the insurance industry and, along with their team of highly-regarded professionals, offer superior service and expertise to their growing list of clients. Following the transaction, the Alan James employees and operations will continue to operate from their existing location in Sunrise, Florida.

Tom Riley, President and Chief Operating Officer of AssuredPartners, Inc. commented, “Having spent 14 years of my insurance career in Ft. Lauderdale, I know that success in the south-Florida P&C market requires the highest level of expertise. Alan James Insurance has experienced this success because Alan and Jim are the very best at what they do. Their skill set and product knowledge are second to none and will be a great addition to the AssuedPartners team as we continue to grow throughout the state of Florida and nationally.”

Alan Chesler, Managing Member of Alan James Insurance added, “AssuredPartners presents a unique opportunity to join a rapidly-growing organization that is led by true industry veterans. This transaction will allow us to take our operations to the next level while maintaining our focus on our clients and their insurance needs. We are excited about the future of this organization, and look forward to growing with the AssuredPartners team.”

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $240 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


About GTCR

Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial, Healthcare, and Information Services & Technology industries. GTCR pioneered the “Leaders Strategy” – finding and partnering with world-class leaders as the critical first step in identifying, acquiring, and building market-leading companies through acquisitions and organic growth. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $8.5 billion in over 200 companies. For more information, please visit www.gtcr.com.


02.14.13    Neace Lukens, an AssuredPartners Company, Expands in Louisville

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jamie Reinert
Neace Lukens
513.624.1779
jamie.reinert@neacelukens.com


Neace Lukens, an AssuredPartners Company, Expands
in Louisville

Doug Gordon Joins Neace Lukens as Senior Vice President


LOUISVILLE Ky. – [February 14, 2013] – Neace Lukens, an AssuredPartners Inc. company, has appointed Doug Gordon, formerly with Douglas S. Gordon Insurance Services, as senior vice president. Gordon will operate out of the Neace Lukens office in Louisville. In his new role, Gordon will provide Neace Lukens insurance programs and services to clients in the property and casualty sector.

Doug’s deep knowledge of the insurance industry will benefit our clients looking for property and casualty insurance solutions, while Doug’s clients will benefit from the resources and support offered by Neace Lukens,” said Larry Schaefer, president and COO. “We look forward to developing a relationship with Doug’s existing clients, and we welcome them to the Neace Lukens family.”

Gordon brings more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry to Neace Lukens. Hewas previously president of Douglas S. Gordon Insurance Services, specializing in providing commercial and personal insurance lines. Gordon attended the University of Texas where he majored in business and minored in insurance. He currently holds his insurance license in more than nine states, including: Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Illinois

About Neace Lukens

Neace Lukens, founded in 1991, has more than 150 licensed agents and more than 650 employees operating in30 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and South Carolina. Neace Lukens corporate headquarters are located in Louisville, Kentucky, at 2305 River Rd. Neace Lukens became an AssuredPartners, Inc. company in September 2011. For more information, please visit: www.neacelukens.com. Neace Lukens can also be followed through social media channels at its blog and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $230 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


01.11.13    AssuredPartners, Inc. Acquires Tobias Insurance Group, Inc.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Paul Vredenburg
AssuredPartners, Inc
440.823.5650
pvredenburg@assuredptr.com


AssuredPartners, Inc. Acquires Tobias Insurance Group, Inc.

Acquisition expands presence in Indiana


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – [January 11, 2013] – AssuredPartners, Inc. has completed a transaction for substantially all of the assets of Tobias Insurance Group, Inc. Tobias Insurance Group, Inc. will continue under its own name and its headquarters in Indianapolis, IN. Tobias is one of the largest independently owned commercial insurance brokerage businesses in the Midwest, serving clients both domestically and internationally, and will continue under the leadership of Nick J. Rutigliano.

Founded in 1973, Tobias offers a comprehensive mix of insurance products and services, including property and casualty, surety, and employee benefits. Tobias works with a wide array of industries, with a strong focus on construction. This acquisition will strategically expand AssuredPartners footprint in the Midwest.

“After careful and thoughtful consideration, we decided that the time was right to broaden our scope by partnering with a growing national broker,” said Nick Rutigliano, President of Tobias. “This will allow us to continue our focus of taking care of our clients, taking care of our employees with added opportunities and resources to take our company and services to the next level.”

“Tobias has a culture focusing on client advocacy and quality service. Their talented team will complement our expertise in the Midwest and increase our footprint in Indiana,” said Jim Henderson, Chairman and CEO of AssuredPartners, Inc. “As our company continues to expand, we remain committed to offering unmatched service and financial security to all of our new and existing clients.”

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $230 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States.For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com

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01.03.13    Wade & Egbert Insurance Partners Join Forces
with AssuredPartners

For Immediate Release

Contact: Susan Andrews, APR
The Andrews Agency
615.242.4400
susan@andrewspr.com


Wade & Egbert Insurance Partners Join Forces with AssuredPartners


Nashville, Tenn. – [January 3, 2013] – Wade and Egbert Insurance Partners has consolidated its operations with Florida-based AssuredPartners in an asset purchase transaction that will keep the Wade & Egbert name and allow the Wade and Egbert families to remain, leading the insurance agency that was founded 102 years ago in Nashville.

The consolidated forces will offer expanded services and resources to Wade & Egbert’s customers.

Wade & Egbert Insurance Partners Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Nashville operations Bill Egbert said, “Our teaming with AssuredPartners presents a unique opportunity for our business to join a quality organization led by insurance industry veterans that will provide more value to our customers.”

Egbert added, “This will allow us to continue our focus of taking care of our clients and employees with added opportunities and expanded resources as we move to the next level of service. Our industry is in a state of transition resulting from the federal government’s new healthcare reform legislation and this transaction allows us to better equip our talented team to assist employers and individuals in this changing landscape.”

Terms of the consolidation were not disclosed. Alex Wade will remain on staff as chairman and DeeDee Wade and Frank Wade will remain on staff as vice presidents.

Egbert said, “AssuredPartners recognized the strength of the Wade & Egbert name and never sought to change the name of the business. People know our company and they know our reputation. It is important to us that the Wade & Egbert name remains on the agency that our families started more than 100 years ago.”

“We are very pleased to welcome the Wade & Egbert operations to the AssuredPartners team,” said Tom Riley, president and chief operating officer of AssuredPartners. “The Wade & Egbert family has built a quality insurance agency with an outstanding reputation in middle Tennessee. We’re honored to partner with them as we continue to grow nationally. Wade & Egbert is known for its customer service, integrity, fairness and expertise.

Nashville resident and Wade & Egbert customer Sherry Howell said, “A few years ago our house burned down.  While the fire department was trying to put out the fire, I called Frank Wade from a neighbor’s house.  Fortunately, he was at home and showed up in 20 minutes.”

Howell added, “It’s chaos and you don’t know what to do next. Frank immediately took care of everything.  The next morning, he showed up with a check to cover immediate expenses for our clothes, food, hotel if we needed it – virtually everything since our home was a complete loss.”

“You don’t know how good your insurance broker is until you need them, said Howell. “I would recommend Wade & Egbert to anyone.  They were easy to work with, prompt and couldn’t have been nicer.  Everyone at Wade & Egbert was genuinely helpful and we’re fortunate to have them.”

Wade & Egbert Insurance Partners is now an AssuredPartners company. Started in 1911 the company is celebrating more than 100 years in Nashville. The office is located at 40 Burton Hills Boulevard, Suite 170 in Nashville, Tennessee. The telephone number is 615.383.9061 and the web site is www.wade-egbert.com.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $200 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 58 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com

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12.31.12    AssuredPartners Acquires lnsurors of Kentucky

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jamie Reinert
Neace Lukens
513.624.1779
jamie.reinert@neacelukens.com


AssuredPartners Acquires lnsurors of Kentucky

Expansion in Bowling Green, Ky. offers personal lines, small business and employee benefits practices


Bowling Green, Ky. – [December 31, 2012] – Through its operating subsidiary, Neace Lukens, AssuredPartners, lnc. has completed the acquisition of lnsurors of Kentucky, an independent insurance agency in Bowling Green, Kentucky. lnsurors of Kentucky clients now have access to a broader range of support and services provided by Neace Lukens.

“Since I973, we've worked to build trusted relationships with our clients," said Teresa Faulkner, owner of lnsurors of Kentucky. “As a part of Neace Lukens, we will continue to provide the level of service and attention our clients expect, while offering a wider portfolio of services and enhanced support resources."

lnsurors of Kentucky will merge with an existing Bowling Green-based Neace Lukens branch later this month. Owner Teresa Faulkner will join Neace Lukens as a vice president. The lnsurors of Kentucky practice specializes in personal lines, small business and employee benefits insurance, meshing seamlessly with Neace Lukens‘ product offerings.

“As we continue our expansion effort with AssuredPartners, we focus on agencies that complement the products, services and values supported by Neace Lukens," said Larry Schaefer, president and COO at Neace Lukens. "The lnsurors of Kentucky team brings more than 30 years of valuable industry service and knowledge that will benefit our clients across the board."

“The acquisition of lnsurors of Kentucky supports our goal of expanding the Neace Lukens footprint in the Southeastern United States," said Tom Riley, president and COO, AssuredPartners, Inc. “lnsurors of Kentucky employees and clients will benefit from the deep resources, support and expertise offered by Neace Lukens."

About Neace Lukens

Neace Lukens, founded in 1991, has more than 150 licensed agents and more than 650 employees operating in 28 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi,Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, and South Carolina. Neace Lukens corporate headquarters are located in Louisville, Kentucky, at 2305 River Rd. Neace Lukens became an AssuredPartners, Inc. company in September 2011. For more information, visit: www.neacelukens.com. Neace Lukens can also be followed through social media channels at its blog and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in property and casualty, employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $230 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


12.26.12    Neace Lukens Acquires Davis-Garvin Agency

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jamie Reinert
Neace Lukens
513.624.1779
jamie.reinert@neacelukens.com


Neace Lukens Acquires Davis-Garvin Agency

Forest Industry Specialists Marks the 25th Acquisition for AssuredPartners


Louisville, Ky. – [December 26, 2012] – Neace Lukens, an AssuredPartners, Inc. company, has completed the acquisition of the Davis-Garvin Agency, headquartered in Columbia, S.C. With four satellite offices throughout the Southeast, Davis-Garvin is one of the largest agencies to combine with Neace Lukens in 2012, and expands Neace Lukens’ reach to 30 offices and over 650 employees.

Davis-Garvin is well-known for its specialized focus on lumber and forestry products. In addition, Davis-Garvin’s offerings in property & casualty, personal insurance and employee benefits complement the current products available from Neace Lukens.

“We have been impressed by Neace Lukens’ rapid growth this year and know that our clients will continue to receive the highest level of service after this combination,” said Mark Fryer, President and CEO of Davis-Garvin. “Neace Lukens has existing products and services that align with our specialized offerings, especially in the forest products industry, so this is a good fit for both.”

In addition to its Columbia, S.C., headquarters, Davis-Garvin has offices in Macon and Valdosta, Ga.; Pineville, La.; and Flowood, Miss. All Davis-Garvin employees will remain in their current positions.

“Davis-Garvin customers will receive greater product offerings and support from Neace Lukens as a result of this acquisition,” said Larry Schaefer, president and COO of Neace Lukens. “DavisGarvin’s specialized focus on forestry, which complements our current services, and its expansive reach in the Southeast made this an ideal match for Neace Lukens.”

“Neace Lukens has acquired a premiere agency in Davis-Garvin and we welcome their clients and employees to the AssuredPartners family,” said Tom Riley, president and COO, AssuredPartners, Inc. “As our companycontinues to expand, we remain committed to offering unmatched service and financial security to all of our new and existing clients.”

About Neace Lukens

Neace Lukens, founded in 1991, has more than 175 licensed agents and more than 650 employees operating in 30 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina. Neace Lukens corporate headquarters are located in Louisville, Kentucky, at 2305 River Rd. For more information, visit: www.neacelukens.com. Neace Lukens can also be followed through social media channels at its blog and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Neace Lukens became an AssuredPartners, Inc. company in September 2011. AssuredPartners, Inc. is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, and acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. For more information, please visit www.assuredptr.com.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $200 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 58 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


12.21.12    Schroeder Agency Joins AssuredPartners

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jamie Reinert
Neace Lukens
513.624.1779
jamie.reinert@neacelukens.com


Schroeder Agency Joins AssuredPartners

Rushville, ind. Agency Expands AP Neace Lukens Presence in the Midwest


Indianapolis, IN – [December 21, 2012] – Schroeder Agency of Rushville, Ind. is combining with Neace Lukens, an AssuredPartners, Inc. company, to become Neace Lukens' seventh location in Indiana and its 26th location overall, further strengthening its Midwest presence.

All Schroeder employees will remain in their current positions and will continue to operate from the present location at 887 S State Road 3, Rushville, IN as it has for the past 81 years.

"We look forward to joining the rapid growth taking place at Neace Lukens and AssuredPartners and accessing its strong financial footing for the benefit of our customers," said Ed Schroeder. "Neace Lukens fully supports the commitment we have to our local community."

Specializing primarily in personal lines and property and casually insurance for over 50 years. Schroeder complements Neace Lukens‘ current office locations and product offerings.

"The combination of Neace Lukens and Schroeder Insurance makes good business sense in many ways and brings two excellent companies together," said Larry Schaefer, president and COO of Neace Lukens. "With Schroeder's deep ties to the Rushville community and Neace Lukens‘ expanded resources, we have formed a promising partnership that will be hugely beneficial tor our clients."

"This is a wonderful opportunity for the clients of Neace Lukens and Schroeder Insurance. By joining forces with Neace Lukens, Schroeder Insurance is positioned to provide enhanced services to its clients," said Tom Riley, President, AssuredPartners, Inc.

About Neace Lukens

Neace Lukens, founded in 1991, has more than 150 licensed agents and more than 650 employees operating in 28 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi,Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, and South Carolina. Neace Lukens corporate headquarters are located in Louisville, Kentucky, at 2305 River Rd. Neace Lukens became an AssuredPartners, Inc. company in September 2011. For more information, visit: www.neacelukens.com. Neace Lukens can also be followed through social media channels at its blog and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in property and casualty, employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $230 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


12.13.12    Schifman Remley and Associates Joins AssuredPartners

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
407.708.0031


Schifman Remley and Associates Joins AssuredPartners


Lake Mary, Florida – [December 13, 2012] – In its first significant expansion west of the Mississippi River, AssuredPartners, Inc., the 15th largest insurance intermediary in the United States announced today that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Schifman Remley and Associates, Inc. in Mission, Kansas. The acquisition also included substantially all of the assets of SRA Benefits Company, L.L.C., an affiliate of Schifman Remley and Associates.

With more than 80 employees and approximately $8.6 million in annualized revenue, Schifman Remley is the second largest independent insurance agency in the greater Kansas City area. Schifman Remley is full-service insurance broker offering property and casualty insurance, employee benefits and life and health insurance to businesses and families throughout Kansas and Missouri. Following the transaction, the Schifman Remley employees and operations will continue to operate from the company’s existing location in Mission under the highly regarded Schifman Remley name and under the leadership of Randy Larsen, and co-founders, Gary Remley and Bill Schifman.

Commenting on this recent expansion, Tom Riley, president and chief operating officer of AssuredPartners, said, “Schifman Remley is everything we look for in a platform agency for AssuredPartners – strong middle-market presence, top-notch leadership and a reputation for superior client relationships. More importantly, having spent a lot of time with Randy, Bill and Gary over the last several months, I am honored to have such quality people join our team. We look forward to their continued growth and success.”

“Tom Riley and Jim Henderson of AssuredPartners each have a stellar reputation and AP’s operating model is ideal for Schifman Remley,” said Randy Larsen, SRA president. “Our firm enjoys the continuity of management, staff and client relationships with access to new, high-value services and resources that clients will really appreciate. We’re very pleased with the relationship and excited to accelerate our growth in this region.”

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $200 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 58 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


12.07.12    AssuredPartners Acquires Webb Insurance

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
407.708.0031


AssuredPartners Acquires Webb Insurance


Lake Mary, Florida – [December 13, 2012] – AssuredPartners, Inc., the 15th largest insurance intermediary in the United States, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of R. Stanford Webb Agency, Inc. d/b/a Webb Insurance through The Dawson Companies, an operating unit of AssuredPartners. The Webb Insurance operations will remain at their current location in Asheville, North Carolina, and will continue under the leadership of John F. Webb, the President of Webb Insurance.

Webb Insurance, which first opened its doors in 1925, is a full-service insurance agency offering property and casualty insurance, employee benefits and life and health insurance to businesses and families throughout western North Carolina. With a focus on building and maintaining client relationships and providing first-class service, Webb Insurance has established itself as a premier insurance agency in the greater Asheville area.

“This is a strategic decision to bring greater resources and expertise to our clients” said Laura Webb, Chairman of the Board. John F. Webb, CIC, President of Webb Insurance added: ”AssuredPartners and The Dawson Companies are respected throughout the industry to have a commitment to growth, strong customer focus and good business practices. It is important that as our agency approaches 100 years in business, we should partner with an organization that upholds our beliefs and has the leverage to advance our success. This is an historic event, and our clients, employees and industry partners will benefit.”

Commenting on this latest expansion in North Carolina, Mike Sherman, CEO of The Dawson Companies stated, “For almost 90 years, Webb Insurance has established an outstanding reputation for client-focused service and insurance expertise. We are honored to welcome John Webb and his group of professionals to the AssuredPartners team.”

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $200 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 58 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


12.05.12    Neace Lukens Expands in Bowling Green

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mitchell Heidrich, Strata-G/Eric Mower + Associates
513.381.8855
mheidrich@mower.com


Neace Lukens Expands in Bowling Green

John Dillard Joins Neace Lukens as Senior Account Executive


Bowling Green, Ky. – [December 5, 2012] – Neace Lukens, an AssuredPartners, Inc. company, has appointed John Dillard, formerly with the John Dillard Agency, as a senior account executive in the Neace Lukens Bowling Green, Ky., office. In his new role, Dillard will focus on extending Neace Lukens’ products and services to clients in the transportation industry and other segments.

“As we talked with John about joining Neace Lukens, we knew right away that his transportation expertise and close ties with the Bowling Green community were going to make him an excellent addition to our team,” said Corey Freeman, Neace Lukens’ managing director, Bowling Green, Ky. “We know our customers are going to benefit from this addition and we welcome John’s clients to the Neace Lukens family.”

Dillard brings to Neace Lukens more than 35 years of experience in the insurance industry. He was previously the president and owner of the John Dillard Insurance Agency, specializing exclusively in insurance programs for trucking. Before starting his own agency, Dillard was a national sales manager for the American Southern Insurance Group and was a district manager for the Combine Insurance Company. Dillard attended Bowling Green Business College where he majored in business. He is now a member of the American Angus Association.

About Neace Lukens

Neace Lukens, founded in 1991, has more than 150 licensed agents and more than 600 employees operating in 22 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia Arkansas, Florida and South Carolina. Neace Lukens corporate headquarters is located in Louisville, Kentucky,at 2305 River Road. For more information, please visit: www.neacelukens.com. Neace Lukens can also be followed through social media channels at its blog and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Neace Lukens became an AssuredPartners, Inc. company in September of 2011. AssuredPartners, Inc. is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, and acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. www.assuredptr.com.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $180 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


11.29.12    AssuredPartners Expands London Operations

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
407.708.0031


AssuredPartners Expands London Operations


Lake Mary, Florida – [November 29, 2012] – AssuredPartners, Inc., the 15th largest insurance intermediary in the United States, announced today that it has completed the acquisition Paul Napier Limited in London, England. AssuredPartners acquired London-based Grosvenor Brokers back in December of 2011 as part of the Jamison acquisition, and with the addition of Paul Napier Limited, has now nearly doubled its presence in the London market. AssuredPartners expects the Paul Napier operations and employees to combine with the Grosvenor Brokers office at some point during the first quarter of 2013.

Paul Napier Limited, under the leadership of one of its founders, Mark Winston, was established in September 2001 and became a full Lloyd’s accredited broker in 2005. Paul Napier Limited specializes in professional indemnity, D&O liability and crime insurance products, but also offers clients expertise in marine and hull liability and other personal and commercial lines.

The combination of Grosvenor Brokers and Paul Napier will produce one of the largest independent specialist lines brokers in the London insurance market.  Commenting on this development, Jim Henderson, Chairman and CEO of AssuredPartners said, “Combining Paul Napier with Grosvenor will significantly enhance our combined capabilities, both in our services to clients and also in our insurance market foot-print.  Grosvenor’s focus on US and UK clients is now broadened with Napier’s capabilities in the European and Caribbean markets.”

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $200 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 58 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


11.15.12    Neace Lukens Acquires Gosnell Insurance in Charleston, S.C.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mitch Heidrich
Eric Mower + Associates
513.381.8855
mheidrich@mower.com


Neace Lukens Acquires Gosnell Insurance in Charleston, S.C.

Gosnell Customers to see Same Team, More Support


Louisville, Ky. – [November 15, 2012] – Neace Lukens, an AssuredPartners, Inc. company, has completed the acquisition of Gosnell Insurance in Charleston, S.C. With the backing of Neace Lukens, current Gosnell customers will gain access to the wider range of support and products available from the AssuredPartners family.

All Gosnell employees will remain in their current positions while merging with another Charleston-based Neace Lukens branch into a new office space in March 2013.

“As we grow, our employees will continue to be the same and will still provide the highest level of customer service that our communities expect from us. This is an exciting opportunity,” said Wayne Gosnell, president of Gosnell Insurance. “We look forward to joining the rapid growth taking place at Neace Lukens and AssuredPartners and accessing its strong financial footing for the benefit of our customers.”

Specializing in Property & Casualty and Personal Insurance, Gosnell Insurance complements Neace Lukens’ current office locations and product offerings.

“As AssuredPartners continues to support our expansion effort, our focus is on adding insurance agencies such as Gosnell that offer similar products and reflect our shared values,” said Larry Schaefer, president and COO of Neace Lukens. “Gosnell Insurance will strengthen our South Carolina presence. Additionally, its current clients will continue to receive support from the same agents they’ve grown with over the years.”

“We are pleased to welcome Gosnell Insurance to our team and are excited for this acquisition,” said Eric Anderson, senior vice president, AssuredPartners, Inc. “The Gosnell team will receive a greater level of financial security and provide more options than ever before for its customers.”

About Neace Lukens

Neace Lukens, founded in 1991, has more than 150 licensed agents and more than 600 employees operating in 22 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia Arkansas, Florida and South Carolina. Neace Lukens corporate headquarters is located in Louisville, Kentucky,at 2305 River Road. For more information, please visit: www.neacelukens.com. Neace Lukens can also be followed through social media channels at its blog and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Neace Lukens became an AssuredPartners, Inc. company in September of 2011. AssuredPartners, Inc. is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, and acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. For more information, please visit www.assuredptr.com.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the country. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $200 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 58 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


10.26.12    Crawford Insurance Joins AssuredPartners

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
407.708.0031


Crawford Insurance Joins AssuredPartners


Lake Mary, Florida – [October 26, 2012] – AssuredPartners, Inc., the 15th largest insurance intermediary in the United States, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Lou Crawford & Associates, Inc. (d/b/a Crawford Insurance), based in Bellevue, Kentucky. The acquisition also included substantially all the assets of an affiliate of Crawford Insurance, Downing Insurance, LLC (d/b/a Downing-Crawford), based in Maysville, Kentucky.

Crawford Insurance is a full-service insurance agency that has been serving Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area since 1951. Following the transaction, the Crawford employees and operations will continue to operate from their existing location and under the highly-regarded Crawford name.

“We are very pleased to welcome the Crawford operations to the AssuredPartners team,” said Tom Riley, President and Chief Operating Officer of AssuredPartners.“The Crawford family has built a quality insurance agency with a great reputation in both Kentucky and Ohio. We are honored to partner with them as we continue to grow our Neace Lukens and Dawson platforms in the Midwest and our other AssuredPartners platforms nationally.”

“Our partnership with AssuredPartners presents a unique opportunity for our business to join a quality organization led by insurance industry veterans who will provide more value to our customers,” said Steve Crawford, a co-owner of Crawford Insurance. “Our new partnership with AssuredPartners will allow us to take our company to the next level by making us more competitive in the marketplace while allowing us to expand and add more talented employees in the future.”

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the country. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $200 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 58 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


09.18.12    Moore and Johnson Agency Joins AssuredPartners

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
407.708.0031


Moore and Johnson Agency Joins AssuredPartners


Raleigh, NC – [September 18, 2012] – Moore and Johnson Agency on Sept. 18, 2012, joined the 15th largest independent insurance brokerage in the country through the sale of its assets to AssuredPartners, Inc., an arrangement that positions the local agency as a dominant insurance firm in the Triangle and state.

Raleigh-based management and operations for Moore and Johnson remain unchanged as they operate under Dawson Companies, LLC, part of the AssuredPartners group headquartered in Lake Mary, Fla. Having operated in Raleigh since 1924, Moore and Johnson provides property and casualty insurance and employee benefits to individuals and businesses throughout the state and has 27 employees.

"By joining AssuredPartners, we bring greater resources to our clients in the form of markets and expertise," said Charlie Hoover, CPCU, CIC, ARM, API, CRIS, president of Moore and Johnson. "AssuredPartners is known throughout the industry to have a commitment to growth, strong customer focus and good business practices. It is important that as the agency approaches its century-mark, we should partner with an organization which we feel upholds our beliefs and has the leverage to advance our success. This is an historic event, and our clients, employees and industry partners will benefit."

The acquisition is the first of several anticipated in North Carolina for AssuredPartners, which plans to continue expanding through additional agencies and persons with their shared vision. AssuredPartners President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Riley says they can not be happier about establishing the company's North Carolina presence through Moore and Johnson.

Dawson Company's Chief Executive Officer, D. Michael Sherman, agrees. "Moore & Johnson typifies the agencies we want to partner with - a strong name and operations, a commitment to excellent service, a proud partner in its community, and leadership sharing our desire to expand those qualities," he said.

In 2011 Moore and Johnson Agency was named a Business Leader of the Year by Triangle Business Journal. Both William S. Bingham, chairman, and Hoover have served on the board of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, as well as on many other industry and community boards and commissions. The agency nurtures a culture of individual staff development, and member Eric Stevens, CIC, AAI, is a recent Young Agent of the Year by IIANC, and Laura Falanga, CIC, AAI, was named national Customer Service Representative of the Year in 2011. The staff and agency together support nearly 30 philanthropic causes in the Triangle Area each year.

For more information about Moore and Johnson Agency, contact Charlie Hoover at 919.582.1979.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $200 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 58 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com


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05.21.12    Neace Lukens Acquires First Carolina Risk Management Advisors

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mitchell Heidrich, Strata-G/Eric Mower + Associates
513.381.8855
mheidrich@mower.com


Neace Lukens Acquires First Carolina Risk Management Advisors

Expands Presence in South Carolina, Strengthens Property & Casualty Practice


Charleston, South Carolina – [May 21, 2012] – Neace Lukens, an AssuredPartners, Inc. company, today announced it has completed the acquisition of First Carolina Risk Management Advisors, a Charleston, S.C.-based independent Risk Management and Insurance broker. First Carolina provides Risk Management, Employee Benefits, and Personal Lines solutions to both commercial and individual clients.

“First Carolina is a great fit for Neace Lukens not only because of its Risk Management expertise, but also because of its culture,” said Neace Lukens chairman and founder John Neace. “As a highly-regarded organization within the industry, as well as by its clients, we look forward to welcoming First Carolina to Neace Lukens.”

First Carolina operates two offices, one in Charleston and a second in Columbia, S.C. With a 20 person staff and a primary focus on Property & Casualty insurance, First Carolina services clients in the healthcare, manufacturing, real estate and construction, retail and service industries, as well as individuals. First Carolina provides insightful solutions designed to reduce each client's overall cost of risk through customized focus on immediate needs and long-term protection.

“By becoming part of Neace Lukens, we can offer our clients a deeper portfolio of insurance products and services,” said First Carolina principal owners, Jed Suddeth and Betsy Porter. “The relationships we have nurtured with our clients since 1942 remain our highest priority, and we are excited to build on these with a new set of resources through Neace Lukens.”

“As we look to grow nationally, the acquisition of First Carolina is a strategic next step to expand our presence in South Carolina,” said AssuredPartners President Tom Riley. “We value the expertise of the employees of First Carolina, and we will look to them to provide us with valuable insight regarding operations in the region.”

About Neace Lukens

Neace Lukens, founded in 1991, has more than 150 licensed agents and more than 600 employees operating in 22 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia Arkansas, Florida and South Carolina. Neace Lukens corporate headquarters is located in Louisville, Kentucky,at 2305 River Road. For more information, please visit: www.neacelukens.com. Neace Lukens can also be followed through social media channels at its blog and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Neace Lukens became an AssuredPartners, Inc. company in September of 2011. AssuredPartners, Inc. is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, and acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. For more information, please visit www.assuredptr.com.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $200 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 58 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


05.10.12    Neace Lukens Acquires Benefit Concepts Inc.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mitchell Heidrich, Strata-G/Eric Mower + Associates
513.381.8855
mheidrich@mower.com


Neace Lukens Acquires Benefit Concepts Inc.

Insurance Broker Continues to Expand Employee Benefits Services Throughout Indiana


Louisville, Kentucky – [May 10, 2012] – Neace Lukens, an AssuredPartners, Inc. company, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Benefit Concepts, Inc., an Indianapolis -based consulting firm. The firm’s focus on employee benefits strengthens Neace Lukens’ existing practice and will expand the company’s reach throughout Indiana.

“Benefit Concepts shares our commitment to providing clients with a wide array of employee benefits offerings,” said Neace Lukens chairman and founder John Neace. “Together, we will be able to expand our offerings in Indiana and add expertise to our current team of employee benefits specialists. Our clients, and current Benefit Concepts customers, will gain from our joined expertise.”

With a focus on employee benefits, Benefits Concepts’ offerings will complement Neace Lukens’ established employee benefits practice and help the organization deploy additional services to its existing and prospective clients throughout the state. Benefit Concepts’ six employees will move into the Neace Lukens Indianapolis office and report to Eric Chelovitz, Neace Lukens’ managing director for Indianapolis, IN.

“When Neace Lukens approached us, the whole situation just felt right,” said Lee Lurton, CLU and founder of Benefit Concepts. “Our companies complement each other well, and we look forward to enhancing our depth of knowledge and delivering more customized solutions for our current client roster.”

“We view Indiana as a perfect place to expand our presence, and Benefit Concepts is another valuable acquisition as we look to strengthen our offerings and services throughout the state,” said AssuredPartners Senior Vice President Eric Anderson.

About Neace Lukens

Neace Lukens, founded in 1991, has more than 150 licensed agents and more than 600 employees operating in 22 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia Arkansas, Florida and South Carolina. Neace Lukens corporate headquarters is located in Louisville, Kentucky,at 2305 River Road. For more information, please visit: www.neacelukens.com. Neace Lukens can also be followed through social media channels at its blog and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Neace Lukens became an AssuredPartners, Inc. company in September of 2011. AssuredPartners, Inc. is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, and acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. www.assuredptr.com.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $200 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 58 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


05.02.12    AssuredPartners Acquires Insurance Systems

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
407.708.0027


AssuredPartners Acquires Insurance Systems


Lake Mary, Florida – [May 2, 2012] – AssuredPartners, Inc., has acquired substantially all of the assets of Insurance Systems, Inc. and Insurance Systems of West Virginia, Inc., based in Ona, West Virginia.

Insurance Systems, Inc. is a full service insurance agency, serving the tri-state area (WV, OH, KY) since 1926, and will establish a new office for AssuredPartners. Tom Riley, President and Chief Operating Officer of AssuredPartners, Inc. commented, “This acquisition illustrates our strategy to acquire the best insurance agency operations in new geographies, adding talented people with a passion for great customer service to our existing agency platforms.” Arch Keller, President of Insurance Systems, remarked, “Combining with AssuredPartners represents the best of all worlds for ISI and its customers. We have ensured our perpetuation, kept our local autonomy, and gained financial and operating resources to continue to live out daily our customer motto – Count us among your friends.” David Robinson, Sectretary/Treasurer of Insurance Systems, concurred, adding, “We think our addition to the AssuredPartners platform will help us continue to attract the best people and to have the insurance carrier relationships to take care of our clients.”

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. After just twelve months of operations, AssuredPartners has approximately $170 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.

About GTCR

Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. GTCR pioneered the “Leaders Strategy” – finding and partnering with world-class leaders as the critical first step in identifying, acquiring and building market-leading companies through acquisitions and organic growth. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $8.5 billion in over 200 companies. For more information, please visit www.gtcr.com.


05.01.12    Neace Lukens Acquires Morehead Insurance

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mitchell Heidrich, Strata-G/Eric Mower + Associates
513.381.8855
mheidrich@mower.com


Neace Lukens Acquires Morehead Insurance

Continues Growth throughout Kentucky, adds Personal Lines Expertise


Bowling Green, Kentucky – [May 1, 2012] – Neace Lukens, an AssuredPartners, Inc. company, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Morehead Insurance, a Scottsville, Kentucky-based independent insurance agency. Located near Bowling Green, Morehead Insurance provides insurance and financial solutions to more than 4200 individuals, families and businesses throughout Allen County in Kentucky.

“Morehead Insurance has a strong reputation in its community, a value that is important to us,” said Neace Lukens chairman and founder John Neace. “Neace Lukens shares the mission of helping individuals and families protect what they’ve worked hard to acquire. We welcome Morehead Insurance employees and clients to our Bowling Green, Ky operation.”

Founded in 1921, Morehead Insurance is committed to providing insurance solutions with high quality coverage. With decades of experience, Morehead Insurance offers a wide range of products and services, including: Personal Auto Insurance; Homeowners Insurance; Farmowners Insurance; Health Care Plans; Life Insurance; and Commercial Insurance. The Morehead Insurance Agency will continue to operate in the same location with the same staff.

“Neace Lukens has a strong presence in Kentucky, and we’re excited to be a part of their reach,” said Morehead Insurance Owners Billy and Linda Carter. “We are proud of the organization we’ve built over the last 85 years, and look forward to the many opportunities Neace Lukens will enable us to present to our clients.”

“With Morehead Insurance, we continue to grow our presence in Kentucky,” said AssuredPartners President Tom Riley. “Our goal is to expand nationally, while maintaining a strong regional presence in the south and Midwest. Morehead Insurance will bring us closer to that goal and will help us provide an additional depth of expertise in Personal Lines insurance to clients in Kentucky.”

About Neace Lukens

Neace Lukens, founded in 1991, has more than 150 licensed agents and more than 600 employees operating in 22 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia Arkansas, Florida and South Carolina. Neace Lukens corporate headquarters is located in Louisville, Kentucky,at 2305 River Road. For more information, please visit: www.neacelukens.com. Neace Lukens can also be followed through social media channels at its blog and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Neace Lukens became an AssuredPartners, Inc. company in September of 2011. AssuredPartners, Inc. is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, and acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. www.assuredptr.com.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $200 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 58 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


04.24.12    Neace Lukens Acquires Matrix Benefits and Consulting Group

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mitchell Heidrich, Strata-G/Eric Mower + Associates
513.381.8855
mheidrich@mower.com


Neace Lukens Acquires Matrix Benefits and Consulting Group

Expands Employee Benefits Services Throughout Indiana


Louisville, Kentucky – [April 24, 2012] – Neace Lukens, an AssuredPartners, Inc. company, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Matrix Benefits and Consulting Group, a Ft. Wayne, Indiana-based consulting firm. With Matrix’s focus on employee benefits, this acquisition will grow Neace Lukens’ practice and will expand the company’s reach in Northeast Indiana.

“With its background in the employee benefits space, Matrix was an attractive partner for Neace Lukens,” said Neace Lukens chairman and founder John Neace. “This acquisition will allow us to expand our offerings in Indiana and add expertise to our team of employee benefits specialists. We look forward bringing our expanded capabilities to the current list of Matrix clients.”

With a focus on employee benefits, Matrix’s offerings will complement Neace Lukens’ established employee benefits practice and help the organization deploy additional services to its existing and prospective clients across the state. Once the acquisition is complete, Matrix employees will report to the Neace Lukens Indianapolis office, under the supervision of Eric Chelovitz, Neace Lukens managing director.

“Matrix Benefits and Consulting Group will be a great addition to our employee benefits team,” said Chelovitz. “We look forward to enhancing our depth of knowledge and delivering more customized solutions for Matrix’s business and individual clients.”

“Matrix is an integral acquisition as we move forward with our plan for regional growth,” said AssuredPartners Senior Vice President Eric Anderson. “We’re excited to expand our presence in Indiana.

About Neace Lukens

Neace Lukens, founded in 1991, has more than 150 licensed agents and more than 600 employees operating in 22 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia Arkansas, Florida and South Carolina. Neace Lukens corporate headquarters is located in Louisville, Kentucky,at 2305 River Road. For more information, please visit: www.neacelukens.com. Neace Lukens can also be followed through social media channels at its blog and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Neace Lukens became an AssuredPartners, Inc. company in September of 2011. AssuredPartners, Inc. is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, and acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. www.assuredptr.com.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $200 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 58 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


03.28.12    AssuredPartners Subsidiary Closes Acquisition of
Arison Insurance Services, Inc.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Curtis
407.708.0027


AssuredPartners Subsidiary Closes Acquisition of Arison Insurance Services, Inc.


Lake Mary, Florida – [March 28, 2012] – AssuredPartners, Inc., a portfolio company of leading Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, today announced that Assured NL Insurance Agency, Inc. doing business as Neace Lukens, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Arison Insurance Services, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky.

One of the premier employee benefits agencies in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Arison Insurance Services has annual revenues of approximately $4.8 million. Arison provides a wide-range of employee benefits products and related services to clients throughout Kentucky.

Neace Lukens was the first acquisition by AssuredPartners, Inc. in September 2011, and the Arison operations are aligned with Neace Lukens’ existing offices in Kentucky, in terms of geography, client focus and product offerings. Tom Riley, President and Chief Operating Officer of AssuredPartners, Inc. stated: “This acquisition is a prime example of the resources and capabilities that we bring to agencies that partner with us. Arison will add efficiencies and scale to the already stellar benefits team at Neace Lukens.”

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc. acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. After just twelve months of operations, AssuredPartners has approximately $170 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.

About GTCR

Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. The Chicago-based firm pioneered the "Leaders Strategy" — finding and partnering with world-class leaders as the critical first step in identifying, acquiring and building market-leading companies through acquisitions and organic growth. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $8.5 billion in over 200 companies. For more information, please visit www.gtcr.com.


02.01.12    Neace Lukens Acquires Employee Benefits Firm
Jenkins Insurance Services

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jane DelGiorno
Strata-G/Eric Mower + Associates
513.381.8855
Jane.delgiorno@strata-g.com


Neace Lukens Acquires Employee Benefits Firm Jenkins Insurance Services

Broadens Employee Benefits Services Reach


New Albany, Indiana – [February 1, 2012] – Neace Lukens, an AssuredPartners, inc. company, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Jenkins Insurance Services, a Sellersburg. Indiana-based employee benefits insurance firm. This acquisition will grow Neace Lukens' employee benefits practice and will expand the company's reach throughout Indiana.

"The addition of Jenkins Insurance to Neace Lukens will help strengthen our employee benefits offerings for our customers," said Neace Lukens chairman and founder John Neace... "This acquisition will also broaden our reach to clients in Indiana, and will provide current Jenkins Insurance customers with a wider range of services and access to industry-leading teams of professionals. We look forward to welcoming the clients and employees of Jenkins insurance into the Neace Lukens family."

"As a small business owner, I looked for a way to diversify product and service offerings for our customers," said Jenkins Insurance Services principal Mike Jenkins. "While Neace Lukens is a national insurance broker, there is strong affiliation between its regional offices and their local communities. By joining Neace Lukens, we can offer our clients more without losing our local values."

Jenkins will join Neace Lukens' New Albany office and will focus in two areas, managing his current employee benefits clients and expanding Neace Lukens' service and product platform in the less than 100 life employee benefit arena, Healthcare Reform, insurance market conditions and the economy have presented a unique challenge to the small business community. Mike and the Neace Lukens team will focus their efforts to bring solutions to this critical business segment, addressing Primary Healthcare Components, Compliance & Regulation, Human Resources Administration, Employee/Employer Responsibility, Cost of Coverage and Health & Productivity/Wellness.

"We look forward to bringing Jenkins onto our learn in Indiana," said Neace Lukens Managing Director Todd Stocksdale. "He will lend incredible value and insight to our Southern Indiana employee benefits clients, and will be able to provide his current customers with industry leading resources. This will enable Mike to grow his personal customer base and expand our service to the local business community."

"Jenkins Insurance will compliment our employee benefits offering and help us to grow and attract new customers tin the space," said AssuredPartners Senior Vice President Eric Anderson. "With the addition of Jenkins; expertise, we're excited to expand our presence in Indiana and provide additional resources for our clients."

This acquisition is part of the organization's intention of continued growth and expanding its workforce through its partnership with AssuredPartners. By acquiring Jenkins Insurance, Neace Lukens is taking the next step toward making the company more competitive in employee benefits space and broadening its reach throughout the state of Indiana.

About Neace Lukens

Neace Lukens, founded in 1991, has more than 150 licensed agents and more than 600 employees operating in 22 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia Arkansas, Florida and South Carolina. Neace Lukens corporate headquarters is located in Louisville, Kentucky,at 2305 River Road. For more information, please visit: www.neacelukens.com. Neace Lukens can also be followed through social media channels at its blog and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Neace Lukens became an AssuredPartners, Inc. company in September of 2011. AssuredPartners, Inc. is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, and acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. www.assuredptr.com.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $200 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 58 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


01.23.12    AssuredPartners Closes Acquisition of Dawson

For Immediate Release

Contact: Eileen Rochford
312.953.3305


AssuredPartners Closes Acquisition of Dawson

Deal Further Develops Footprint and Provides Additional Expertise


Lake Mary, Florida – [January 23, 2012] – AssuredPartners, inc., a portfolio company of leading Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, closed its fourth platform acquisition on Friday January 20 with the purchase of Dawson Insurance, Inc., Dawson of Florida, L.L.C., Dawson Consulting Group, LLC, Group Benefits Agency, Inc., and Dawson Mid-Atlantic LLC (together, "Dawson"). Based in Cleveland, Ohio and with additional presences in Florida and Virginia, Dawson is a full service insurance brokerage firm, providing clients with property & casualty, employee benefits, and surety products and services, With the addition of Dawson, Assured Partners has become the largest middle market insurance brokerage in the state of Ohio.

"We are delighted to have Mike Sherman and the very experienced and talented Dawson team join AssuredPartners as we continue efforts to develop the best-in-class middle market insurance brokerage," said Jim Henderson, CEO of AssuredPartners. "With unique expertise, a wealth of experience, and strong relationships in the industry, the Dawson leadership will prove highly valuable in helping us provide clients with a full suite of quality insurance solutions."

"This presents an opportunity to further develop the Dawson platform," commented D. Michael Sherman, CEO of Dawson. "We look forward to leveraging the partnership with AssuredPartners in our continued mission to build the premier middle market insurance brokerage firm," Mr. Sherman will serve on the Board of AssuredPartners, Inc. and will lead the Dawson and Assured Partners initiatives in Northern Ohio, Mid-Atlantic and Florida.

As part of this partnership, Assured Partners will provide Dawson with strategic and financial support to drive continued growth. Day-to-day operations at Dawson will remain under current names and at current locations.. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the country. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $200 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 58 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.

About Dawson

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Dawson is a privately held insurance brokerage firm with a wide variety of clients, including both individuals and institutions. Founded in Ohio in 1931, Dawson has since expanded organically and through acquisitions both within its home state and into Florida and Virginia To learn more, please visit www.dawsoncompanies.com.

About GTCR

Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. The Chicago-based firm pioneered the "Leaders Strategy" — finding and partnering with world-class leaders as the critical first step in identifying, acquiring and building market-leading companies through acquisitions and organic growth. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $8.5 billion in over 200 companies. For more information, please visit www.gtcr.com.


01.17.12    Pell & Associates
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01.04.12    Neace Lukens Closes Acquisition of Berryman Insurance Agency

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jane DelGiorno
Strata-G Communications
513.381.8855
Jane.delgiorno@strata-g.com


Neace Lukens Closes Acquisition of Berryman Insurance Agency

Continues to Broaden Reach in Kentucky


Louisville, Ky. – [January 4, 2012] – Neace Lukens, An AssuredPartners, Inc. Company and the 24 largest insurance broker in the U.S.*, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Berryman Insurance Agency, a full-service, independent insurance agency based in Hartford, KY. This is Neace Lukens’ first acquisition since its partnership with AssuredPartners, Inc., a portfolio company of leading private equity firm, GTCR.

“Berryman Insurance is a natural compliment to our organization,” said Neace Lukens chairman and founder John Neace. “By helping us grow in Kentucky, we are making strides to meet our long-term goal of expanding nationally. We look forward to welcoming the clients and employees of Berryman Insurance into the Neace Lukens’family.”

Berryman Insurance Agency has been in operation since 1937 and under the current ownership since 1969. Berryman specializes in auto, home, property, liability, workers compensation, life and health insurance. With additional offices in Owensboro and Hardinsburg, Kentucky, Berryman Insurance Agency will help Neace Lukens expand its presence throughout the state.

“By joining the Neace Lukens firm, we are aligning our agency and our clients with better markets and more opportunity for diverse and efficient services,” said Berryman Insurance Agency president Doug Berryman. “We will now have access to more costeffective value-added services as we take a step outside of our current territory. I will remain in an active role in servicing our clients.”

“Our goal through the acquisition of Berryman Insurance is to expand Neace Lukens’ footprint in Kentucky,” said AssuredPartners, Inc. Senior Vice President Eric Anderson. “We’re excited to build on Berryman’s client base and to offer our brand and services to the Hartford, Owensboro, and Hardinsburg communities.”

The first since solidifying its partnership in September 2011, this acquisition is part of the organization’s intention of continued growth and expanding its workforce. By acquiring Berryman Insurance, Neace Lukens is taking the next step toward making the company more competitive in the property and casualty insurance and employee benefits brokerage space.

About Neace Lukens

Neace Lukens, founded in 1991, has more than 150 licensed agents and more than 600 employees operating in 22 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida and South Carolina. Neace Lukens corporate headquarters is located in Louisville, Kentucky, at 2305 River Road. For more information, please visit: www.neacelukens.com. Neace Lukens can also be followed through social media channels at its blog and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Neace Lukens became An AssuredPartners, Inc. Company in September of 2011. AssuredPartners, Inc. is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, and acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. For more information, please visit www.assuredptr.com.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $200 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with 58 offices in 13 States and a London office. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis@assuredptr.com, or visit www.assuredptr.com.


* As ranked by Business Insurance magazine, published by Chicago-based Crain Communications, Inc. provides information for business executives who are responsible for the purchase and administration of corporate insurance and self-insurance programs.



12.16.11    AssuredPartners Closes Acquisition of Jamison and Grosvenor

For Immediate Release

Contact: Eileen Rochford
312.953.3305


AssuredPartners Closes Acquisition of Jamison and Grosvenor

Deal Provides Niche Expertise and International Presence


Lake Mary, Florida – [December 16, 2011] – AssuredPartners, Inc., a portfolio company of leading private equity firm GTCR, closed its third investment with the acquisition of Herbert L. Jamison & Co. and Jamison Special Risk Inc. (together "Jamison") and Grosvenor Brokers (America), LLC ("Grosvenor"). Based in West Orange, New Jersey, Jamison is a full service insurance brokerage firm, with significant expertise in professional liability insurance. The company, together with Grosvenor, supports its niche expertise with a broad distribution strategy, including direct retail brokerage, U.S. and international wholesale, and specialty programs.

"We are excited to have Jamison and Grosvenor join our team as we strive to build AssuredPartners into the premier middle market insurance brokerage," said Jim Henderson, CEO of AssuredPartners. "With well-developed technical expertise and diverse distribution capabilities, these additions will help us provide our clients valuable insurance solutions."

"We look forward to a mutually and highly beneficial partnership with AssuredPartners," commented Sean Pattwell, Managing Director of Jamison.

"We believe this presents an opportunity to further improve and expand the value we have consistently provided to our clients through quality service and risk solutions," added John McDonald, Managing Director of Jamison.

As part of this partnership, AssuredPartners will provide Jamison and Grosvenor with strategic and financial support to drive continued growth. Jamison and Grosvenor will maintain their day-to-day operations under their current names and locations. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

AssuredPartners Inc., headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country. With the addition of the Jamison and Grosvenor operations, AssuredPartners, with approximately $130 million in revenue, is one of the largest and fastest-growing insurance brokerage firms in the U.S.

For more information:

About Jamison

Founded in New York City in 1898, Jamison is a privately held full-service insurance brokerage firm with a rich history and stellar reputation. Jamison has three areas of expertise: (i) as a nationally recognized specialist in the Professional Liability sector, distributing through retail, wholesale and program administration channels; (ii) as a broad property/casualty practice serving the needs of sophisticated national and international accounts, fixed-cost main street commercial business, as well as high-end personal lines clients; and (iii) as an advisor in the employee benefits market, providing its clients with traditional consulting and placement services in the medical insurance, life, and pension areas. To learn more, please visit: www.jamisongroup.com.

About Grosvenor Brokers

Founded in 1998, Grosvenor is an FSA-approved Lloyd's broker with significant expertise in the placement of U.S. professional liability into the international insurance markets. Grosvenor has begun a UK retail professional liability operation primarily serving the needs of UK-based investment advisors, as well as entering into a joint venture service agreement on U.S. medical stop loss business. The firm does business with several large U.S. brokers and certain smaller specialty brokers in the U.S. For more information, please visit: www.grosvenorbrokers.com.

About GTCR

Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. The Chicago-based firm pioneered the "Leaders Strategy" — finding and partnering with world-class leaders as the critical first step in identifying, acquiring and building market-leading companies through acquisitions and organic growth. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $8.5 billion in over 200 companies. For more information, please visit www.gtcr.com.


11.28.11    AssuredPartners Closes Acquisition of SKCG Group

For Immediate Release

Contact: Eileen Rochford
312.953.3305


AssuredPartners Closes Acquisition of SKCG Group

Deal Provides Penetration into Greater New York Area


Lake Mary, Florida – [November 28, 2011] – AssuredPartners, Inc., a portfolio company of leading Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, closed its second investment with the acquisition of SKCG Group, a White Plains, New York-based insurance agency. With revenues of approximately $18 million, SKCG is one of the largest privately-held risk management and insurance advisory firms in the U.S. Since 1996, SKCG has been cited each year as a Top Performer nationwide by the Independent Insurance Agents of America Best Practices Study, evidencing the firm’s strong reputation in the industry. The acquisition provides AssuredPartners with penetration into the greater New York metropolitan area and a strategic asset that can be leveraged through additional acquisitions in the property and casualty insurance and employee benefits brokerage space.

"SKCG has established a premier reputation for client service and industry expertise which will contribute to the continued growth and success of AssuredPartners," said Jim Henderson, CEO of AssuredPartners. "We are proud to have SKCG join the AssuredPartners team and expand our presence in the greater New York region."

"We look forward to our team's continued future success within the AssuredPartners organization," commented Thomas Kozera, President and CEO of SKCG. "We believe that AssuredPartners will provide us with new capabilities and resources to better support our current and future customers while maintaining the quality service valued by our clients."

As part of this partnership, AssuredPartners will provide SKCG with strategic and financial support to drive continued growth. The insurance broker will maintain its day to day operations, and the company's name and location will remain the same. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

AssuredPartners Inc., headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country.

For more information:

About SKCG Group

SKCG Group is one of the largest privately-held insurance and risk management advisory firms in the United States. SKCG serves U.S. and international commercial and private clients who require sophisticated advice addressing multiple risk factors. SKCG's technical expertise in identifying and dissecting risk, coupled with its ingrained culture of senior-level attention and client service, results in high levels of customer trust and loyalty. From insurance and private client services to group benefits and retirement planning services, SKCG's marketplace success is due to its industry knowledge, analysis, experience and unique carrier relationships. To learn more, please visit www.skcg.com.

About GTCR

Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. The Chicago-based firm pioneered the "Leaders Strategy" — finding and partnering with world-class leaders as the critical first step in identifying, acquiring and building market-leading companies through acquisitions and organic growth. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $8.5 billion in over 200 companies. For more information, please visit www.gtcr.com.


09.20.11    AssuredPartners Closes Acquisition of Neace Lukens

For Immediate Release

Contact: Eileen Rochford
312.953.3305


AssuredPartners Closes Acquisition of Neace Lukens

Inaugural Deal Provides National Insurance Brokerage Platform


Lake Mary, Florida – [September 20, 2011] – AssuredPartners, Inc., a portfolio company of leading private equity firm GTCR, closed its inaugural investment today with the acquisition of Neace Lukens,the 24th largest, private insurance broker in the U.S.* with $88 million annual revenue. The acquisition provides AssuredPartners with a national insurance brokerage platform and strategic asset that can be leveraged through additional acquisitions in the property and casualty insurance and employee benefits brokerage space.

"This inaugural deal sets the course for AssuredPartners' long-term vision to provide capital and growth support to property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage firms across the U.S.," says Jim Henderson, chairman and CEO of AssuredPartners. "Our partnership will equip Neace Lukens with additional financial means to expand its footprint nationally, and its comprehensive product offerings and quality service will help us pave the way toward additional partnerships and investments in the insurance industry."

As part of this partnership, AssuredPartners will provide Neace Lukens with strategic and financial support to drive continued growth. The insurance broker will maintain its day to day operations, and the company's name and headquarters will remain the same. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

AssuredPartners Inc., headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, acquires and invests in property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage businesses across the country.

For more information:

About Neace Lukens

Neace Lukens, founded in 1991, has more than 150 licensed agents and more than 500 employees operating in 22 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia Arkansas, Florida and South Carolina. Neace Lukens corporate headquarters is located in Louisville, Kentucky,at 2305 River Road. For more information, please visit: www.neacelukens.com. Neace Lukens can also be followed through social media channels at its blog and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

About GTCR

Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. The Chicago-based firm pioneered the "Leaders Strategy" — finding and partnering with world-class leaders as the critical first step in identifying, acquiring and building market-leading companies through acquisitions and organic growth. Since its inception, GTCR has invested more than $8.5 billion in over 200 companies. For more information, please visit www.gtcr.com.


* As ranked by Business Insurance magazine, published by Chicago-based Crain Communications, Inc. provides information for business executives who are responsible for the purchase and administration of corporate insurance and self-insurance programs.