Conner Strong & Buckelew acquires Armstrong, Doyle & Carroll

Acquisition adds a statewide book of business

Conner Strong & Buckelew acquires Armstrong, Doyle & Carroll

Mergers & Acquisitions

By Lyle Adriano

US insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm Conner Strong & Buckelew announced that it has acquired Armstrong, Doyle & Carroll.

Based in Pennsylvania, Armstrong, Doyle & Carroll is an employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm that has been in business since the 1950s. It specializes in unique benefit plan solutions, which includes managing a statewide benefits insurance program for private schools and colleges in Pennsylvania. The company is led by 30-plus year employee benefits industry veteran John Doyle.

According to Conner Strong & Buckelew, the acquisition is the latest in a series of strategic partnerships “to align with high-quality benefits and property & casualty organizations.” Following a “brief” transition period, Armstrong, Doyle & Carroll will ultimately operate under Conner Strong & Buckelew’s brand.

“We’re looking forward to Armstrong, Doyle & Carroll joining our organization. John Doyle has built a terrific company, and he and his team will add value to our business,” said Conner Strong & Buckelew president and CEO Michael Tiagwad. “Together, we share a reputation for delivering exceptional services to our customers, and we welcome John and his team to ours.”

“Armstrong, Doyle & Carroll has a similar vision to Conner Strong & Buckelew in how to use integrated solutions to meet the evolving needs of the employee benefits market, so they were a natural fit to join our team,” added Conner Strong & Buckelew executive partner, national employee benefits practice leader Joseph DiBella.

“Joining Conner Strong & Buckelew will enhance and deepen our resources so we can continue to meet the needs of our clients,” commented Armstrong, Doyle & Carroll CEO John Doyle. “We believe the alignment will be great for our employees and our customers, and we’re excited to be a part of such a premier organization.”

Founded in 1959, Conner Strong & Buckelew has a team of over 450 professionals, across its offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Delaware, Florida, and Georgia.

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