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J.E. Brown & Associates

Acted as exclusive financial advisor to J.E. Brown & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. (J.E. Brown) in its sale to Hull & Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc. Founded in 1989, J.E. Brown is a managing general agency for retail insurance agents placing property and casualty insurance for businesses and individuals. The firm specializes in offering small business and personal lines property and casualty insurance products to customers in the western United States, primarily in California. Following the transaction, the J.E. Brown team will continue doing business under the leadership of Dave Brown and Wendy Heathorn from their Walnut Creek and Yorba Linda, California offices as a new stand-alone operation in Brown & Brown’s Wholesale Brokerage Segment.

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Clearwater Underwriters

Acted as exclusive financial advisor to Clearwater Underwriters (CUI), a surplus lines MGA based in Clearwater, FL, in its sale to Worldwide Facilities. Clearwater Underwriters was established in 1991 to provide a market for retail insurance agents in the placement of excess flood insurance coverage in the state of Florida. Since that time, the company has emerged as a competitive, trustworthy corporation with a diverse product line including flood, professional liability, personal and commercial lines. CUI is highly regarded among its partners and peers throughout the industry.

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Newport Insurance

Acted as exclusive financial advisor to Newport Insurance in its sale to Starkweather & Shepley.  Newport Insurance is a retail insurance agency serving both commercial and personal lines customers.  Following the acquisition, Newport Insurance and its 13 employees will continue to operate out of its Middletown, RI office.

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Dash & Love

Acted as exclusive financial advisor to Dash & Love, Inc. in its sale to Risk Strategies.  Founded in 1930 and based just outside of Philadelphia, Dash & Love is a highly respected, family-owned specialty retail insurance brokerage providing insurance placement and risk management advice to organizations and successful individuals and families across Pennsylvania and the tri-state area.

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Rand Insurance

Acted as exclusive financial advisor to Rand Insurance in its sale to Cross Insurance.

No press release has been issued for this transaction.

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Insurance Center of New England

Acted as exclusive financial advisor to Insurance Center of New England, Inc. (ICNE) in its sale to Hub International Limited.  With locations in Agawam and Gardner, Massachusetts, ICNE is one of the largest locally owned, independent insurance agencies in New England. ICNE provides full-service insurance solutions for personal insurance, business insurance and group employee benefits.

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The Mechanic Group

Acted as exclusive financial advisor to The Mechanic Group (TMG) in its sale to Specialty Program Group. Established in 1989, TMG is an insurance program manager that specializes in delivering innovative risk management, insurance products and programs to the Security Guard, Private Investigation, Intelligence, Electronic Security, Alarm Installation, Central Station Monitoring and Security Consulting marketplace. TMG is a leading MGA for agents and brokers seeking a market for these insureds. Current leadership of TMG will continue to run all aspects of the operation and trade under The Mechanic Group brand.

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Abram Interstate Insurance Services

Acted as exclusive financial advisor to Abram Interstate Insurance Services, Inc. in its sale to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Abram Interstate Insurance Services is a property/casualty managing general agency offering a full range of commercial, agri-business and personal insurance products to retail agents and their customers, primarily throughout California. Ron Abram and his associates will remain in their current location under the direction of Joel Cavaness, President of Risk Placement Services, Inc. (RPS), a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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Insurance Markets

Acted as exclusive financial advisor to Insurance Markets in its sale to W.N. Tuscano Agency.  Insurance Markets is a Managing General Agency (MGA) and surplus lines broker serving clients primarily in Pennsylvania.  Insurance Markets provides Tuscano with a local presence in Northeastern Pennsylvania to expand its presence in upstate New York and Northern New Jersey.  Bill Tierney, Peter Tierney, Joe Tierney and Ryan Tierney will join Tuscano and continue to operate from their Clarks Summit, PA office.

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First Western

Acted as exclusive financial advisor to First Western Insurance Agency in its sale to Hub. First Western is an independent insurance agency with 10 locations throughout the Black Hills of South Dakota, providing multi-line insurance solutions, including personal, commercial and employee benefits products, for their clients. First Western’s focus on various industries, such as agribusiness, construction, healthcare and transportation, supports Hub’s Specialty practices by complementing and strengthening Hub’s existing capabilities. Kyle Prewitt, President of First Western, will join Hub Mountain and report to Rene LeVeaux, President of Hub Mountain.