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Marsh & McLennan Agency Acquires Highsmith Insurance

New York   |   February 07, 2018

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), the middle market agency subsidiary of Marsh, today announced that it has acquired Highsmith Insurance, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based independent insurance brokerage firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1974, Highsmith Insurance offers a wide range of insurance and bond products to midsize employers and individuals throughout the Mid-Atlantic with offices in Raleigh, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and Nashville, Tennessee. All of Highsmith’s employees will join MMA, expanding the firm’s presence in the region.

“We are focused on adding high-quality agencies in the Mid-Atlantic with strong management, a great mix of business, and talented colleagues with a dedication to client service. We found this with Highsmith and are excited they are joining MMA,” said Tom Brown, Chairman of MMA Mid-Atlantic region.

Ty Highsmith, President of Highsmith Insurance, added: “Joining MMA provides us with access to a national footprint that will enable us to grow, offer our clients additional expertise and resources, and provide our colleagues new career opportunities.”

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