Gallagher Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Gallagher has acquired 474 companies, including 217 in the last 5 years. A total of 11 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 22 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include insurance (83%) and business services (15%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity477
    • M&A Buy Activity470
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 22
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 32
  • 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 founded in 1927 and is based in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (36.4/yr) # 288 48 47 25 37 25 470
vol $2.2B $4.0B $6.2B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 3 - 2 2 - - 7
  477

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bulen & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. 2022-11-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Murrieta, California · www.bulen.com
PIUS Limited LLC 2022-11-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Menlo Park, California · www.piusre.com
Doyle Insurance Brokers (Wexford) Ltd. 2022-11-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Wexford, Ireland · www.doylemahon.ie
Tejas American General Agency LLC 2022-11-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Cedar Park, Texas · www.taga1.com
f3 Companies 2022-10-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Burnsville, Minnesota
Cason, Huff & Schlueter Insurance 2022-10-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Quincy, Illinois
M&T Insurance Agency, Inc. 2022-09-29 - Divestiture
Buffalo, New York
Watkins Insurance & Benefits LLC 2022-08-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Alexandria, Louisiana · www.watkinsinsurancegroup.com
Another Day Ltd. 2022-08-08 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.another-day.com
Denver Agency LLC 2022-08-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.denveragency.com
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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
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 389 (83%) 6.2B (100%) 6 (86%) -
Business Services 67 (14%) - 1 (14%) -
Staffing 8 (2%) - - -
Financial Services 1 (< 1%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (< 1%) - - -
Infrastructure 1 (< 1%) - - -
Marketing 1 (< 1%) - - -
Real Estate 1 (< 1%) - - -
Software 1 (< 1%) - - -
Total 470 $6.2B 7 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 357 277M 6 -
  California 43 - - -
  Illinois 36 - 1 -
  Texas 27 - - -
  New York 21 - - -
  New Jersey 19 277M 1 -
  Pennsylvania 17 - - -
  Florida 16 - - -
  Louisiana 15 - - -
  Ohio 12 - - -
  Minnesota 12 - - -
  Missouri 10 - 1 -
  Michigan 9 - 1 -
  Massachusetts 9 - 1 -
  Iowa 7 - - -
  Colorado 7 - - -
  Washington 6 - 1 -
  Indiana 6 - - -
  Wisconsin 6 - - -
  Arizona 6 - - -
  North Carolina 6 - - -
  Maryland 5 - - -
  Utah 5 - - -
  Connecticut 5 - - -
  Oklahoma 5 - - -
  Nevada 5 - - -
  Nebraska 5 - - -
  Alabama 4 - - -
  Mississippi 4 - - -
  Kansas 3 - - -
  Georgia 3 - - -
  Virginia 3 - - -
  Tennessee 3 - - -
  South Carolina 3 - - -
  Arkansas 3 - - -
  Idaho 2 - - -
  Kentucky 1 - - -
  Hawaii 1 - - -
  South Dakota 1 - - -
  Rhode Island 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  New Mexico 1 - - -
  Montana 1 - - -
United Kingdom 37 5.2B - -
  Washington 1 - - -
Canada 26 - 1 -
  Ontario 11 - - -
  Alberta 4 - 1 -
  Quebec 3 - - -
  Manitoba 3 - - -
  New Brunswick 2 - - -
  British Columbia 2 - - -
  Nova Scotia 1 - - -
Australia 23 719M - -
New Zealand 4 - - -
Sweden 3 - - -
Colombia 2 - - -
Ireland 2 - - -
Norway 2 - - -
Switzerland 2 - - -
Bermuda 1 - - -
Channel Islands 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 357 (76%) 277M (4%) 6 (86%) -
Cross-border 113 (24%) 5.9B (96%) 1 (14%) -
Total 470 $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%
7 (1%)
Strategic(s)
3%
16 (3%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
86%
6 (86%)

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