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When considering the next phase of your business, it's important to work with a partner who shares your commitment to building trust with your clients and investing in the people who have helped you build a successful and highly regarded business.
From our humble beginnings over 95 years ago, Gallagher has grown into a global operation helping businesses large and small face their future with confidence. The family values which founded our business continue to drive the way we think and operate today.
Since we acquired OAMPS in 2014, expanding our Australian operation, we've been building our reach and capability through strategic investments in brokerages across the country.
A merger is a personal and a business decision; at Gallagher we treat it as such. Our ethos is for you to become our colleagues, not a 'hub' we oversee. Your business and your employees will have a opportunity to grow with a brokerage that is large enough to compete on a global scale, but agile in our thinking and approach.
Founded by Arthur J. Gallagher in Chicago in 1927 and listed on the NYSE in 1984, Gallagher has grown to be a leading insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting company. With significant reach internationally, our organisation employs over 52,000 people and our global network provides services in more than 130 countries.*
In Australia, we've become the chosen partner to clients from small family run businesses through to multinational corporations.
The Gallagher network of regional and metropolitan branches across Australia means we're connected to local business communities because we're part of them ourselves, helping us better understand the unique risks and needs of every business we service.
Our people form part of those communities too and we're dedicated to creating an inclusive and nurturing environment for every individual. We're proud to be a gold certified Mental Health First Aid skilled workplace and a Top Insurance Employer recognised by Insurance Business Magazine.
*investor.ajg.com— Investor Presentation February 2023.
We've been committed to doing the right thing for over 95 years. Our merger team is dedicated to providing all necessary support to ensure your clients receive the very best service and your team are provided the opportunities to grow and be nurtured in a global family business.
Our processes for due diligence; getting to understand you and how you run your business and what makes your operation tick; have been tried and tested. A working group of professionals across all core functions of our business, will support you to make the merger as smooth as possible.
The merger team leaders have planned and completed dozens of transactions, providing a consistent and well managed experience for every aspect of your business, guiding you through every step of the process. Teams across finance, IT, products and placement, legal and compliance, operations, HR, claims, business development and marketing will continue to support you as your business evolves as part of Gallagher.
Supporting your daily operation so you can remain focused on your clients and helping secure their business for the future.
"Joining the Gallagher Family in November 2022 was by far the best decision I have ever made as a business owner. I couldn't be prouder to have sold my company to someone who's values and vision aligns with ours.
Everything we were promised by Sarah Lyons, and Michael Lewin from the Merger and Acquisitions team, was delivered and the professionalism and ease of the transition has blown me away. We were up and running day 1 and back to client meetings day 2."
"The decision to partner with Gallagher was an easy one. Even though our situation was a little bit unique, the team at Gallagher were able to find solutions for everything we threw at them. They showed a level of professionalism and patience of the highest standard through the entire process and have made the transition into the group seamless and easy. Now that we are on board and working with the full team, it is abundantly clear that we made the right choice for our clients, our staff and ourselves."
"The decision to merge with Gallagher was made because they bring global strength in a different way to other international brokers. When we first met Sarah Lyons, she explained to us the importance of the Gallagher family culture and that was on display throughout the integration. The merger team was friendly, professional and collaborative; always willing to assist in order to make us feel comfortable with the transition and to execute on the project to achieve the best outcomes for us and our team. Throughout the whole process we felt part of the Gallagher family."
"It was important to me that all of our team, from junior staff to senior executives within the Strathearn business, were respected for their experience and knowledge and were a part of the journey. Critical to that was collaboration of the teams from day one, so that we could truly partner to continue to build the business we are today and also feel a part of the future journey Gallagher is taking."
"When Gallagher acquired West Coast Insurance Brokers, the on-boarding process was clear, organised but relaxed. Our team really appreciated the huge array of resources that Gallagher had in the background to support our ongoing growth. The transition team were very conscious of our previous office model when rolling out the new benefits and materials we now had access to. They ensured the change was smooth and not rushed.
Now, we are very much part of the Gallagher family and my team have enjoyed the opportunities that come from being part of a global company."
"The process of due diligence was handled professionally by the Gallagher team. When questions and issues rose along the way, they were expeditiously and pragmatically resolved with a minimum of fuss. Looking back on it today it's fair to say that the whole process was remarkably seamless and I attribute this to the experience and professionalism of the Gallagher acquisition team."
"Having experienced approaches from a number of acquirers we selected Gallagher as our merger partner due to the right synergies between being a major international broker and also recognising the importance of local businesses and client relationships.
This has proved to be the right outcome for our team offering them future career opportunities and for our clients offering them the ability to access the markets and processes offered by the Power of Gallagher."
"Gallagher acquired National Insurance Group in July 2022 and we could not be more pleased with the whole acquisition and on boarding process. The entire team that facilitated this project were professional, detailed and made sure that everything ran as smoothly as possible. The support is ongoing and we feel very much a part of the Gallagher Family."
"In November 2022 we were acquired by Gallagher. This followed a process with the M&A team where Michael and his team were extremely thorough, yet supportive of me during this process. Our initial decision to accept the Gallagher offer was made following meetings with both Sarah Lyons and Michael Lewin. I would happily recommend Gallagher as a future Business partner for anyone considering a move."
No matter the size of the merger, we start the process for every transaction the same way, with a conversation. For a confidential and open discussion around the prospects your business could access when joining Gallagher, we're here and ready to talk with you when the time is right.