Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Williams-Manny Insurance Group
ROLLING MEADOWS, IL — Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) today announced the acquisition of Williams-Manny Insurance Group, headquartered in Rockford, Illinois. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in Rockford in 1896, Williams-Manny Insurance Group is a retail insurance broker and employee benefits consultant providing a full array of products and services to corporate and individual clients throughout Northern Illinois, with a particular emphasis on construction, manufacturing, higher education and nonprofit accounts. Dan Ross, Tim Knauf, Randy Cooper, Dave Townsend, and their partners and associates will continue to operate out of their Rockford, Wheaton and Freeport, Illinois offices under the direction of Patrick M. Gallagher, head of Gallagher’s Midwest retail property/casualty brokerage operations, and John Neumaier, head of Gallagher’s Great Lakes employee benefits consulting and brokerage operations.
“Williams-Manny has been a strong and respected competitor, and represents an outstanding geographic, strategic and cultural fit for Gallagher,” said J. Patrick Gallagher Jr., Chairman, President and CEO. “I am thrilled to welcome Dan, Tim, Randy, Dave, and all of their partners and associates to our growing Gallagher team of professionals.”