Global Risk Solutions (GRS), a Miami-based provider of claims adjusting and environmental risk management services, has announced that it has acquired specialist energy sector adjusting and consultancy firm R Winkler & Co.
R Winkler & Co. is based in Texas and specializes in energy loss adjusting and consulting services for insurance markets in the oil and gas and energy sectors. The firm has close links with the London market and its specialty underwriters and brokers. The deal will enhance GRS’s Complex Claims Solutions (CCS) operation, which specializes in large and complex property claims, which often involve third-party losses.
R Winkler & Co. serves clients with claims in all areas of the energy industry, including operator’s extra expense, control of well, physical damage, pollution, business interruption and general liability.
“R Winkler & Co., led by founder Rodney Winkler, brings a team of expert adjusters with extensive experience in complex claims to GRS,” said Arthur “Kip” Radigan, group CEO of GRS. “As part of our Complex Claims Solutions business unit, R Winkler & Co. further enhances our capabilities in serving clients with large and complex losses.”
The acquisition follows GRS’s acquisition of complex loss adjuster William Kramer & Associates last year and comes two days after the company finalized the acquisition of Tailored Adjustment Services, a Texas-based property and casualty claims and litigation-management firm.
“We are delighted to welcome Rodney and his team to GRS,” said Mike Reeves, head of GRS’s Complex Claims Solutions operation. “Complex risks claims by their nature require expertise and talent. The arrival of R Winkler & Co. enhances GRS’s ability to meet the needs of the market at a time when the ability to handle complex claims is at a premium.”
“Combining our strengths with Global Risk Solutions will benefit clients of both our firms,” Winkler said. “As part of GRS, we are able to extend our reach and can deliver even more responsive energy loss services.”