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Gallagher has acquired Edgar Insurance Brokers (EIB), expanding further into regional Victoria. The addition of EIB offices in Cobram and Benalla will complement eight other Gallagher offices already within Victoria.
EIB has been providing commercial insurance products and services in regional Victoria since 1947 and has built a loyal client base of rural and farm, hospitality, transport and trade businesses.
This merger partnership is in keeping with Gallagher's global growth strategy. "Edgar Insurance Brokers is a third-generation family business with a strong culture whose client relationships and expertise will enhance our capabilities in Australia," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Gallagher Chairman, President and CEO. "I am delighted to welcome Shannon and his associates to our growing, global team."
In Australia, this acquisition is Gallagher's fifth for 2023 with the business expanding in regions across Australia from Perth to Darwin, Sunshine Coast to Melbourne. Sarah Lyons, leader of the Gallagher team in Australia and Asia, said: "Gallagher has a strong track-record of growth in Australia. I'm pleased to say lots of conversations with owners of insurance brokerages have become terrific new merger partnerships. They are choosing to become part of the Gallagher growth story, inspired by ethics, opportunity, entrepreneurialism and the ability to bring greater capabilities and service to clients."
"Shannon Edgar and his team have a terrific future with Gallagher. Industries in the Goulburn Valley such as farming, food production, transport and Agri-Solar energy strongly align with the expertise Gallagher can offer. Together we can do an even better job of helping to support and build the local community," said Sarah.
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