Gallagher Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Insurance Company

Gallagher has acquired 390 companies, including 188 in the last 5 years. A total of 10 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

Gallagher’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Wesfarmers Insurance Brokerage Operations for $719M. Gallagher has acquired in 43 different US states, and 19 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include insurance (83%) and business services (16%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity392
    • M&A Buy Activity386
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 19
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 27
  • M&A Advisors 2

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher)

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

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (dba as 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. Arthur J. Gallagher was formed in 1927 and is based in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (32.4/yr) # 224 26 35 48 48 5 386
vol $2.2B $2.2B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 3 - - - 2 1 6
  392

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Affiliated Benefit Consultants, Inc. 2020-02-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Oak Brook, Illinois · www.affiliatedbc.com
Regency Insurance Group LLC 2020-02-11 - Divestiture
East Lansing, Michigan · www.regency-group.com
Hanover Excess & Surplus, Inc. 2020-01-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Wilmington, North Carolina · www.hanoverxs.com
Risk Management Services Ltd. 2020-01-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago · www.rms.co.tt
SP&G Insurance Brokers Sdn Bhd 2020-01-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia · www.spgib.com.my
Walsdorf Agency, Inc. 2020-01-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Huntington, New York · www.walsdorfagency.com
SBW Employee Benefits 2019-12-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia · www.sbwdirection.com
Blueleaf Consulting Pty Ltd. 2019-12-04 - Add-on Acquisition
North Sydney, Australia · www.blueleafconsult.com
The EHE Group LLC 2019-11-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.bonusdrive.com
Proinova AB 2019-10-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Helsingborg, Sweden · www.proinova.se
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Artex Risk Solutions, Inc.    - EWI Re, Inc. 2019-11-21 5
Itasca, Illinois · www.artexrisk.com Dallas, Texas · www.ewirisk.com
Arthur J. Gallagher (UK) Ltd.    - B.R. Rhymer Insurance Agencies Ltd. 2016-05-06 3
London, United Kingdom · www.ajginternational.com Winnipeg, Manitoba
Artex Risk Solutions, Inc.    - Quest Holdings (Gibraltar) Ltd. 2016-05-04 4
Itasca, Illinois · www.artexrisk.com , Spain
Artex Risk Solutions, Inc.    - Hexagon Insurance PCC Ltd. 2016-03-29 3
Itasca, Illinois · www.artexrisk.com St Peter Port, Channel Islands · www.hexagon-pcc.com
Arthur J. Gallagher (UK) Ltd.    - Guianza S.A. 2015-08-07 2
London, United Kingdom · www.ajginternational.com Bogotá, Colombia · www.guianza.com.co
Risk Placement Services, Inc.    - Cowles & Connell Inc. 2014-08-11 4
Itasca, Illinois · www.rpsins.com Brewster, New York
Artex Risk Solutions, Inc.    - Heritage Insurance Management Ltd. 2014-05-21 2
Itasca, Illinois · www.artexrisk.com Guernsey, Channel Islands · www.heritage.co.gg/page/heritage-insurance-management/162
Risk Placement Services, Inc.    - S. A. Freerks & Associates, Inc. 2011-10-06 3
Itasca, Illinois · www.rpsins.com St. Louis, Missouri
Artex Risk Solutions, Inc.    - Tribeca Strategic Advisors, LLC 2010-12-21 1
Itasca, Illinois · www.artexrisk.com Mesa, Arizona · www.captiveadvisors.com
Arthur J. Gallagher (UK) Ltd.    - FirstCity Partnership Ltd. 2010-03-29 1
London, United Kingdom · www.ajginternational.com London,, United Kingdom

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Insurance 319 (83%) 2.2B (100%) 5 (83%) -
Business Services 61 (16%) - 1 (17%) -
Staffing 3 (1%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (< 1%) - - -
Marketing 1 (< 1%) - - -
Software 1 (< 1%) - - -
Total 386 $2.2B 6 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 301 277M 5 -
  California 34 - - -
  Illinois 30 - 1 -
  Texas 24 - - -
  New Jersey 19 277M - -
  Pennsylvania 15 - - -
  New York 15 - - -
  Louisiana 12 - - -
  Florida 11 - - -
  Minnesota 11 - - -
  Missouri 9 - 1 -
  Michigan 9 - 1 -
  Ohio 9 - - -
  Massachusetts 8 - 1 -
  North Carolina 6 - - -
  Wisconsin 6 - - -
  Washington 5 - 1 -
  Connecticut 5 - - -
  Colorado 5 - - -
  Oklahoma 5 - - -
  Nebraska 5 - - -
  Maryland 5 - - -
  Iowa 5 - - -
  Indiana 5 - - -
  Utah 4 - - -
  Arizona 4 - - -
  Alabama 4 - - -
  Mississippi 4 - - -
  South Carolina 3 - - -
  Nevada 3 - - -
  Kansas 3 - - -
  Virginia 3 - - -
  Tennessee 2 - - -
  Georgia 2 - - -
  South Dakota 1 - - -
  Arkansas 1 - - -
  Rhode Island 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  New Mexico 1 - - -
  Montana 1 - - -
  Kentucky 1 - - -
  Idaho 1 - - -
  Hawaii 1 - - -
United Kingdom 27 1.2B - -
Canada 19 - 1 -
  Ontario 9 - - -
  Alberta 3 - 1 -
  Manitoba 2 - - -
  British Columbia 2 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
  Nova Scotia 1 - - -
  New Brunswick 1 - - -
Australia 19 719M - -
New Zealand 3 - - -
Sweden 3 - - -
Switzerland 2 - - -
Bermuda 1 - - -
Colombia 1 - - -
Czech Republic 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Indonesia 1 - - -
Jamaica 1 - - -
Malaysia 1 - - -
Mexico 1 - - -
Norway 1 - - -
Peru 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 1 - - -
Domestic 301 (78%) 277M (13%) 5 (83%) -
Cross-border 85 (22%) 1.9B (87%) 1 (17%) -
Total 386 $2.2B 6 -

Top M&A Advisors

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

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $2.2B
TOTAL $2.2B
Largest Wesfarmers Insurance Brokerage Operations
$719M (2014-04-06)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
45%
10 45%
Strategic(s)
55%
12 55%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
5 100%

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