Jones Brown, which places both commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Hamilton.
“The Jones Brown team will continue to operate from their existing locations under the direction of Steve Bryant, president of Gallagher’s Canadian retail property/casualty brokerage operations,” Gallagher said in a release.
Gallagher earlier acquired other Canadian brokerages including Stevenson & Hunt and CG&B Group.
About a dollar of every $30 of Gallagher’s insurance commissions come from Canada. In addition to Canada and the United States, Gallagher also has operations in Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Bermuda and the Caribbean. In its annual report, released in February of 2018, Gallagher reported US$4.6 billion in brokerages and risk revenue in 2017. Of that, 3%, or US$155.4 million, came from Canada. In 2016, Gallagher earned US$138.2 million in commissions from Canada.
Jones Brown brings Gallagher “complementary expertise, new geographies and a similar company culture,” J. Patrick Gallagher Jr. (chairman, CEO and president) stated Tuesday in a release.
Jones Brown’s practices include property, auto, directors and officers liability, marine, aviation and surety among others.
Jones Brown announced this past June it will place insurance covering cannabis risk, including product liability, management liability, physical assets, inventory loss including crop contamination and business interruption.