Gallagher Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

InsuranceCompany

Gallagher has acquired 439 companies, including 211 in the last 5 years. A total of 10 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Gallagher’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired Willis Towers Watson - Treaty Reinsurance Brokerage Operations for $4.0B. Gallagher has acquired in 43 different US states, and 21 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include insurance (83%) and business services (15%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity442
    • M&A Buy Activity435
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 21
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 30
  • M&A Advisors 3

Gallagher

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

2850 Golf Road,
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008
United States,
(630) 773-3800
www.ajg.com

Gallagher is an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm. Gallagher has operations in 27 countries and offers its services in more than 140 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. Gallagher was formed in 1927 and is based in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (37.0/yr) # 250 35 48 47 25 30 435
vol $2.2B $4.0B $6.2B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 3 - - 2 2 - 7
  442

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sound Insurance Services 2021-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Caulfield , Australia · www.soundinsurance.com.au
Real Estate Insurance Solutions 2021-11-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Park City, Utah · www.realestateinsurancepros.com
Mark J. Becker & Associates LLC 2021-11-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Johnston, Iowa · www.mjbaconsulting.com
The VanDyke Group, Inc. 2021-10-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Homer Glen, Illinois · www.thevandykegroup.com
Matt Jensen Insurance Brokers Limited 2021-10-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Taupo, New Zealand · www.mjib.co.nz
W. P. Dolle LLC 2021-10-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.wpdolle.com
River Valley Capital Insurance, Inc. 2021-10-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Dubuque, Iowa · www.rivervalleycapital.com
Briat Insurance Ltd. 2021-10-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Grand Cayman, Channel Islands · www.briatgroup.com
Manchester Underwriting Agencies Ltd. 2021-10-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom · www.manchesterunderwriting.com
Alpha Surety Bonds & Insurance Brokerage LLC 2021-09-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Little Rock, Arkansas · www.alphasurety.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
The Benfield Group LLC 2014-09-22 Parisco AS 2021-04-07 1
St. Louis, Missouri · www.benfield.com Oslo, Norway · www.parisco.as
Arthur J. Gallagher (UK) Ltd.    - Bollington Insurance Brokers Ltd. 2021-01-12 4
London, United Kingdom · www.ajginternational.com Adlington, United Kingdom · www.bollington.com
Risk Placement Services, Inc.    - National Insurance Professionals Corp. 2003-11-03 5
Itasca, Illinois · www.rpsins.com Poulsbo, Washington · www.nipc.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Insurance 360 (83%) 6.2B (100%) 6 (86%) -
Business Services 64 (15%) - 1 (14%) -
Staffing 6 (1%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (< 1%) - - -
Infrastructure 1 (< 1%) - - -
Marketing 1 (< 1%) - - -
Real Estate 1 (< 1%) - - -
Software 1 (< 1%) - - -
Total 435 $6.2B 7 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 334 277M 6 -
  California 38 - - -
  Illinois 32 - 1 -
  Texas 26 - - -
  New York 20 - - -
  New Jersey 19 277M 1 -
  Pennsylvania 17 - - -
  Louisiana 14 - - -
  Florida 14 - - -
  Minnesota 11 - - -
  Ohio 11 - - -
  Missouri 9 - 1 -
  Michigan 9 - 1 -
  Massachusetts 9 - 1 -
  Iowa 7 - - -
  Indiana 6 - - -
  Wisconsin 6 - - -
  Arizona 6 - - -
  North Carolina 6 - - -
  Washington 5 - 1 -
  Nebraska 5 - - -
  Maryland 5 - - -
  Utah 5 - - -
  Connecticut 5 - - -
  Colorado 5 - - -
  Oklahoma 5 - - -
  Nevada 4 - - -
  Mississippi 4 - - -
  Alabama 4 - - -
  Kansas 3 - - -
  Virginia 3 - - -
  Georgia 3 - - -
  South Carolina 3 - - -
  Idaho 2 - - -
  Tennessee 2 - - -
  Arkansas 2 - - -
  New Mexico 1 - - -
  Montana 1 - - -
  Kentucky 1 - - -
  Hawaii 1 - - -
  South Dakota 1 - - -
  Rhode Island 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
United Kingdom 31 5.2B - -
  Washington 1 - - -
Canada 23 - 1 -
  Ontario 10 - - -
  Alberta 4 - 1 -
  Quebec 2 - - -
  New Brunswick 2 - - -
  Manitoba 2 - - -
  British Columbia 2 - - -
  Nova Scotia 1 - - -
Australia 23 719M - -
New Zealand 4 - - -
Sweden 3 - - -
Norway 2 - - -
Switzerland 2 - - -
Bermuda 1 - - -
Channel Islands 1 - - -
Colombia 1 - - -
Czech Republic 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Indonesia 1 - - -
Jamaica 1 - - -
Malaysia 1 - - -
Mexico 1 - - -
Peru 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 1 - - -
Turkey 1 - - -
Domestic 334 (77%) 277M (4%) 6 (86%) -
Cross-border 101 (23%) 5.9B (96%) 1 (14%) -
Total 435 $6.2B 7 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
2
Legal Deals
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
1
Sidley Austin LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $4.0B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.2B
TOTAL $6.2B
Largest Willis Towers Watson - Treaty Reinsurance Brokerage Operations
$4.0B (2021-08-13)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
1%
6 (1%)
Strategic(s)
3%
15 (3%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
86%
6 (86%)

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