Brown & Brown, Inc Acquires the Assets of HAUSER

GlobeNewswire | August 11, 2020

J. Scott Penny, Chief Acquisitions Officer of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO), and Mark Hauser, Chairman of HAUSER (“HAUSER”), today announced that Brown & Brown, Inc. (Brown & Brown) has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of HAUSER. The transaction is expected to close in September 2020, subject to certain closing conditions. HAUSER focuses on unique insurance solutions for private equity groups and their portfolio companies inclusive of M&A advisory and due diligence services, placement of insurance solutions for all aspects of business risk, employee benefits advisory services and 401(k) plan compliance. The agency was founded 50 years ago by the Hauser family and, under the leadership of Mark Hauser and James Stines, has developed deep specialization in M&A and risk advisory services for the private equity industry. HAUSER will continue to operate from its headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, led by James Stines. Barrett Brown, President of Brown & Brown Retail Division, stated, Mark and James have built an incredible team at HAUSER which provides best-in-class services for private equity firms and their portfolio companies. The ability to provide a continuum of services from initial due diligence to risk management solutions allows the HAUSER professionals to provide an incredibly high level of understanding, service and outcomes for their customers. We are excited to join the expertise and private equity focus of the HAUSER team with the capabilities of Brown & Brown to benefit our collective customers.

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Innovation through new technologies is a key driver of change in the financial sector and this has led to immeasurable efficiency gains, even though these changes can initially be accompanied by uncertainty and doubt. The insurance sector is no exception to such developments, with possibilities of new methods of service provision as well as greater opportunities for data collection and fraud detection that can lead to better risk identification and mitigation measures, which are being referred to as “InsurTech”.

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