Gallagher - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Gallagher M&A Summary

Gallagher has acquired 540 companies, including 200 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 44 different US states, and 24 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include insurance (84%) and business services (14%).

Gallagher Business Overview

Where is Gallagher headquartered?

Gallagher is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

What is Gallagher’s revenue?

Gallagher disclosed revenue of 10,072M USD for 2023 and 8,551M USD for 2022.

How many employees does Gallagher have?

Gallagher has 44,000 employees.

What sector is Gallagher in?

Gallagher is an insurance company.

When was Gallagher founded?

Gallagher was founded in 1927.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity543
    • M&A Buy Activity536
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 24
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 34
  • 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 incorporated in 1927 and is based in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (30.6/yr) # 383 25 37 33 38 20 536
vol $2.2B $4.0B $1.3B $1.3B $8.7B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 5 2 - - - - 7
  543

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cleary Benefits Group, Inc. 2024-07-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Danbury, Connecticut · www.clearybenefitsgroup.com
Cornerstone Commercial & Personal Insurance Services, Inc. 2024-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Rancho Cucamonga, California · www.cornerstoneinsurance.org
Zayla Partners LLC 2024-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Katy, Texas · www.zayla.com
OperationsInc LLC 2024-06-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Norwalk, Connecticut · www.operationsinc.com
Wrightway Underwriting Ltd. 2024-06-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Wexford, Ireland · www.wrightway.ie
Crawford Insurance LLC 2024-06-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.crawfordinsure.com
Acumen Advisors, Inc. 2024-05-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Cedar Rapids, Iowa · www.acumenadvisors.com
Health Insurance Consultants Australia Pty. Ltd. 2024-05-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Eltham, Australia · www.hica.com.au
Prasidium Credit Insurance 2024-04-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Sydney, Australia · www.prasidium.com.au
Fontenelle & Goodreau Insurance LLC 2024-04-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Metairie, Louisiana · www.fandgins.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.    - NetClaim 2024-07-02 4
Itasca,, Illinois · www.gallagherbassett.com Lake Oswego, Oregon · www.netclaim.com
Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.    - My Plan Manager Group Pty Ltd 2023-12-07 3
Itasca,, Illinois · www.gallagherbassett.com Adelaide, Australia · www.myplanmanager.com.au
The Benfield Group LLC 2014-09-22 Parisco AS 2021-04-07 1
St. Louis, Missouri · www.benfield.com Oslo, Norway · www.parisco.as
Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.    - GAB Robins - TPA and Managed Care Businesses 2010-09-29 2
Itasca,, Illinois · www.gallagherbassett.com , United States
Risk Placement Services, Inc.    - National Insurance Professionals Corp. 2003-11-03 8
Itasca, Illinois · www.rpsins.com Poulsbo, Washington · www.nipc.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Insurance 447 (83%) 7.4B (85%) 6 (86%) -
Business Services 74 (14%) 1.3B (15%) 1 (14%) -
Staffing 8 (1%) - - -
Marketing 2 (< 1%) - - -
Financial Services 1 (< 1%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (< 1%) - - -
Infrastructure 1 (< 1%) - - -
Real Estate 1 (< 1%) - - -
Software 1 (< 1%) - - -
Total 536 $8.7B 7 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 403 2.2B 6 -
  California 50 - - -
  Illinois 38 - 1 -
  Texas 31 - - -
  New York 25 660M - -
  New Jersey 19 277M 1 -
  Florida 19 - - -
  Pennsylvania 18 - - -
  Louisiana 16 - - -
  Minnesota 13 - - -
  Ohio 12 - - -
  Michigan 11 - 1 -
  Missouri 10 - 1 -
  Massachusetts 10 510M 1 -
  Iowa 9 - - -
  Connecticut 9 - - -
  Indiana 7 - - -
  Colorado 7 - - -
  Arizona 7 - - -
  Washington 6 - 1 -
  Nebraska 6 - - -
  Mississippi 6 749M - -
  Wisconsin 6 - - -
  Utah 6 - - -
  North Carolina 6 - - -
  Nevada 5 - - -
  Maryland 5 - - -
  Virginia 5 - - -
  Tennessee 5 - - -
  Oklahoma 5 - - -
  Alabama 4 - - -
  Kansas 3 - - -
  Georgia 3 - - -
  South Carolina 3 - - -
  Arkansas 3 - - -
  Kentucky 2 - - -
  Idaho 2 - - -
  South Dakota 2 - - -
  New Mexico 1 - - -
  New Hampshire 1 - - -
  Montana 1 - - -
  Hawaii 1 - - -
  Rhode Island 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
United Kingdom 43 5.8B - -
  Washington 1 - - -
Canada 28 - 1 -
  Ontario 13 - - -
  Alberta 4 - 1 -
  Quebec 3 - - -
  Manitoba 3 - - -
  New Brunswick 2 - - -
  British Columbia 2 - - -
  Nova Scotia 1 - - -
Australia 28 719M - -
Ireland 5 - - -
New Zealand 4 - - -
Sweden 3 - - -
Switzerland 3 - - -
Colombia 2 - - -
Norway 2 - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 2 - - -
Bermuda 1 - - -
Brazil 1 - - -
Channel Islands 1 - - -
Czech Republic 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Indonesia 1 - - -
Jamaica 1 - - -
Malaysia 1 - - -
Mexico 1 - - -
Peru 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
Turkey 1 - - -
Domestic 403 (75%) 2.2B (25%) 6 (86%) -
Cross-border 133 (25%) 6.6B (75%) 1 (14%) -
Total 536 $8.7B 7 -

Top M&A Advisors

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

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $4.0B
$100M to $1B 10 $4.7B
TOTAL $8.7B
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)
4%
19 (4%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
86%
6 (86%)

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