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Marsh & McLennan Agency Acquires MHBT Inc.

New York   |   June 01, 2015

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), a subsidiary of Marsh LLC, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, today announced it has acquired Dallas, Texas-based MHBT Inc., one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

With roots dating back nearly 100 years, MHBT is a leading provider of insurance, risk management, and employee benefits solutions to businesses and individuals throughout the US. The firm has annual revenue of approximately $76 million and 350 employees in five offices throughout Texas. All MHBT employees will join MMA and operate under the name “MHBT, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company.”

MHBT will serve as MMA’s Southwest regional hub under the leadership of MHBT CEO Bill Henry. Anthony C. Gruppo, who has been serving as MMA’s Southwest regional CEO since 2013, will continue to serve as CEO of MMA Houston.

“MHBT is one of the premier insurance agencies in the US, with world class leadership, a client-centric culture, and a track record of growth. We are excited to add the strength, depth, and quality of MHBT’s entire team to MMA, and I personally look forward to working with Bill Henry on growing our presence in the Southwest,” said David Eslick, MMA chairman and CEO.  

Mr. Henry added: “Joining MMA is the next step in the evolution of MHBT, as it represents an excellent opportunity to expand our reach, ensure new opportunities for our colleagues, and offer more resources to our clients as they navigate an increasingly challenging risk environment. Our future is bright, and we look forward to offering our clients the same level of customer service they’ve come to expect, now backed by the support and capabilities of the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor.”

About Marsh & McLennan Agency

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, a subsidiary of Marsh, was established in 2008 to meet the needs of midsize businesses in the US. MMA offers commercial property, casualty, personal lines, and employee benefits to clients across the US.

About Marsh

Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser. With over 35,000 colleagues operating in more than 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a business of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue approaching US$17 billion and 76,000 colleagues worldwide, MMC helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman. Follow Marsh on Twitter @MarshGlobal; LinkedIn; Facebook; and YouTube, or subscribe to BRINK.