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MJ Kelly Company

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to MJ Kelly Company (MJK) in its sale to JenCap Holdings.  MJK is a managing general agency and wholesale insurance brokerage based in Springfield, MO with offices in nine states throughout the Midwest and Southeast.  Since 1986, MJK has been owned and operated by Jim Adams who was joined by his sons Jon and Paul in 1987 and 1989, respectively.  MJK places business with more than 200 admitted and non-admitted markets through more than 5,000 independent agents in 26 states.  In conjunction with the transaction, Jon Adams will move into the position of President of MJK and Paul will take on the responsibility of Branch Manager of the Springfield office.  Jim Adams will remain in an advisory capacity.

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Knapp Schenck & Co. 

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Knapp Schenck & Co. in its sale to Cross Insurance.  Based in Boston, MA, Knapp Schenck is a retail insurance agency that provides insurance services to commercial and personal clientele with a focus on commercial and residential real estate ownership, management and development, construction, manufacturing, distributors and wholesalers of all types, non-profit organizations, municipalities, and private schools.  Founded in 1921, Knapp Schenck is headquartered in Boston’s financial district, with a branch office in Braintree.  Under terms of the acquisition, Knapp Schenck will retain its name and continue to operate with the same professional staff and leadership.

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Connecticut Underwriters

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Connecticut Underwriters in its sale to CRC Insurance Services.  Founded in 1964, Connecticut Underwriters is a premier wholesale broker/managing general agent that has grown into one of the northeast’s leading independent excess and surplus lines brokers.  The Middletown, CT-based privately held company prides itself on providing exceptional service and unique market access.  Connecticut Underwriters will operate as part of CRC’s Southern Cross Underwriters division.

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Founders Insurance Agency

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Founders in its sale to AssuredPartners.  Founders is a retail insurance broker with offices in Torrington, CT and Lakeville, CT.  Founders provides personal, commercial and group health and life insurance to its clients.  Within its personal insurance division, Founders services its high value, platinum clientele with properties around the world.  Following the transaction, Founders’ staff and leadership will continue to operate from their existing office locations in Connecticut.

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RF Ougheltree & Associates

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to RF Ougheltree & Associates (RFO) in its sale to Hull & Company.  RFO, based in Lyndhurst, NJ, was founded in 2000 by Bob Ougheltree.  RFO is a wholesale broker that focuses exclusively on executive and professional liability insurance for public and privately held companies.  Following the transaction, Bob Ougheltree and members of the RFO team will continue to serve their clients and carrier partners as part of Hull & Company’s operations in New Jersey.

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Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Corcoran & Havlin in its sale to Cross Insurance.  Corcoran & Havlin, headquartered in Wellesley, MA, is one of the largest independent insurance agencies in New England and a consistent recipient of the prestigious Five Star Insurance Agency Award of Distinction.  Since its founding in 1967, the company has grown dramatically and added offices in Medfield and Duxbury in Massachusetts.  Under terms of the acquisition, Corcoran & Havlin’s owners, Jack Keefe and George Doherty, will continue to lead the organization following the transaction.

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North State Insurance Agency

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to North State in its sale to Kaplansky Insurance.  North State has been providing insurance services to local residents and businesses in Massachusetts and New Hampshire for over 50 years.  Michael Noone, vice president of operations for Kaplansky Insurance, and Pamela Ubele, branch manager of North State, will coordinate the merger.

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Liberty Insurance Brokers

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Liberty Insurance Brokers in its sale to Brown & Brown, Inc.  Liberty and its affiliate companies were founded by Scott Engel in 1996 and provide commercial and personal lines insurance for the multi-family residential industry primarily in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  As part of the transaction, Scott Engel and his team will combine with Brown & Brown PA’s existing Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania profit center under the leadership of Rob Heller. 

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Cowles & Connell

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Cowles & Connell in its sale to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.  Established in 1892, Cowles & Connell is a managing general agent and wholesale insurance broker which provides excess and surplus, property/casualty, professional business liability and other specialty insurance products and services to their independent retail insurance broker clients throughout the United States.  Jo Ann Peri and her associates will continue to operate from their locations in Brewster, NY; Meriden, CT; Westampton, NJ and Wilbraham, MA under the direction of Joel Cavaness, President of Risk Placement Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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L&R Benefits

Acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Windsor, CT- based L&R Benefits, LLC in its sale to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.  L&R provides employee benefit consultation, management and brokerage services for their clients’ active and retired employees throughout the Northeast.  They focus on employee benefit compliance, design, financing, administration and communications.   The two principals, Robert Lindberg and William Lindberg, and their associates will continue to operate in their current location under the direction of David Ziegler, leader of Gallagher’s eastern employee benefit consulting and brokerage operations.