Gallagher acquires Bollington Wilson Group

The firm will become part of Gallagher's UK Retail Division

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co has announced its acquisition of 100% of The Bollington Wilson Group, a specialist insurance broker.

Originally a local community broker when founded in 1973, the firm has continuously grown through acquisitions and currently has more than 400 employees.

The firm will become part of Gallagher’s UK Retail Division, and Paul Moors, the group’s CEO, will remain with Gallagher as chairman of Bollington.

J. Patrick Gallagher Jr, the chairman, president and CEO of Gallagher, said: “Bollington will be a fantastic addition to Gallagher.

“Its entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional track record of growth, both organic and through acquisitions, demonstrates a strategy and culture similar to our own, something that is highly important to us when making acquisitions.”

He added: “We look forward to welcoming the team to our growing, global company.”

Michael Rea, CEO of Gallagher’s UK Retail Division, said: “Bollington is hugely respected. This thriving business has strong capability and an impressive portfolio of specialisms that are complementary to our existing business lines, and will provide us with additional scale in the regional commercial broking sector.”

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