Rowley Agency

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The Rowley Agency, LLC

Acted as exclusive financial advisor to The Rowley Agency, LLC (Rowley) in its sale to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher). Headquartered in Concord, New Hampshire, Rowley is one of the largest independent insurance agencies in New England, providing property/casualty, surety and employee benefits products to commercial and personal lines clients primarily in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts from the Company’s four office locations. Dan Church, Gary Stevens and their team will remain in their current location under the direction of Brendan Gallagher, head of Gallagher's Northeast region retail property/casualty brokerage operations, and John Neumaier, head of Gallagher's East region employee benefits consulting and brokerage operations.

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Employee Benefit Services of Maryland (EBS)

Acted as exclusive advisor to Employee Benefit Services of Maryland (EBS) in its sale to RCM&D, A Unison Risk Advisors Company. EBS is one of the fastest growing benefits firms in the mid-Atlantic region. EBS is a Baltimore-based firm, founded in 2012, offering employee benefits services and innovative product offerings. EBS colleagues will continue to serve their clients offering the expanded resources of RCM&D including property & casualty, retirement plan services, life insurance, RCM&D’s Self-Insured Services Company (SISCO) and more.

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Hamond Safety Management, LLC

Acted as exclusive advisor to Hamond Safety Management, LLC (Hamond) in its sale to World Insurance Associates (World). Headquartered in Syosset, NY, Hamond is a safety group manager that specializes in workers’ compensation for the woodworking, construction and plumbing/heating/cooling industries. Hamond also insures and services lumberyards and building material dealers.

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Greenberg Rhein & Margolis, Inc.

Acted as exclusive advisor to Greenberg Rhein & Margolis in its sale to Cross Insurance.

No press release has been issued for this transaction.

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Southern Trust Insurance Company and Southern Specialty Underwriters

Acted as exclusive financial advisor to Southern Trust Insurance Company and Southern Specialty Underwriters (collectively “Southern Trust”). Headquartered in Macon, GA, Southern Trust, a provider of reliable coverage across the Southeast for over 50 years, announced the signing of a definitive agreement for a partnership with Arbour National. The significant investment will support the continued growth of Southern Trust, reinforcing its commitment to independent agents and policyholders across the Southeast.

As part of the agreement, Southern Trust will continue to operate independently in Macon, GA, led by Mr. Cole, who will remain a significant shareholder and board member. Founder Billy Anderson, who started the organization 55 years ago, will also continue as a board member and shareholder ensuring continuity of the company's unique culture. Arbour National will become the majority owner of both Southern Trust Insurance Company and Southern Specialty Underwriters, with Cole and Anderson as key partners. To support continued expansion and hiring, at closing Arbour National will contribute an additional $20 million to Southern Trust's surplus.