Gallagher swoops for Canadian benefits firm

Gallagher swoops for Canadian benefits firm | Insurance Business

Gallagher swoops for Canadian benefits firm

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has announced the acquisition of Keyser Benefits Corp., an Alberta-based benefits brokerage. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Keyser offers life, disability, health and dental, critical illness, retirement and other services to small and mid-sized businesses and individuals across western Canada. Shane Keyser and his employees will join Gallagher’s existing benefits office in Calgary, Alberta, and will report to Melanie Jeannotte, national president of Gallagher’s Canadian benefits consulting and brokerage operations.

“Like Gallagher, Keyser Benefits is a client-focused, family-oriented business with a strong commitment to ethics,” said J. Patrick Gallagher Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Gallagher. “I am excited to welcome Shane and his associates to our growing global team.”