MGB Claims rebrands as McLarens Canada

It marks culmination of integration into the parent company

MGB Claims rebrands as McLarens Canada

Insurance News

By Roxanne Libatique

MGB Claims Consultants Inc. (MGB Claims) has celebrated the first anniversary of its integration into the McLarens Group (McLarens) by rebranding as McLarens Canada.

In August 2021, McLarens announced its acquisition of MGB Claims to support its ambitious growth strategy and market expansion in North America. The claims adjusting firm’s founding principals – Shawn Malik, James Giffen, and Shawn Burnett – have remained in the business as top executives.

Now named McLarens Canada, the firm is headquartered in Toronto, with additional employees in Vancouver. It has more than 30 experienced adjusters and support personnel specialising in complex, commercial, and specialty insurance lines, including property and casualty (P&C), professional and commercial general liability, cyber, medical liability, energy and natural resources, environmental, and film and entertainment.

James Giffen, managing director and executive general adjuster at McLarens Canada, has welcomed the complete integration. He added that the partnership has been a two-way opportunity – from sharing McLarens Canada’s market-leading expertise in the fledgling cannabis market to collaborating on evolving risks such as cyber.

“McLarens’ global network offers a huge platform to extend our offering to both Canadian and international clients. International markets and, in particular, Lloyd’s of London, are a significant focus for our business, and as part of the McLarens Group, we’ve been able to further leverage our credentials in these areas,” Giffen said.

Commenting on the firm’s rebrand a year after the acquisition, McLarens CEO Gary Brown said: “Given the strength of MGB’s reputation and brand identity, it was important for this to be a carefully planned process, but we feel that now is the right time for the business to adopt the McLarens brand. Globally, McLarens has the larger presence, and we believe this puts the business in the best position possible for continued growth and success.”

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