Stanton Group Acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

December 24, 2008 ( - Insurance brokerage and risk management services firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co announced the acquisitions of Stanton Group LLC and Stanton Group Risk Management Services LLC.

According to the announcement, Stanton Group LLC is an employee benefit broker that offers employee benefits consulting and brokerage services to its clients throughout the Midwest and Texas, including benefit analysis, planning and design, compensation consulting, training and development, actuarial and retirement consulting, and employee communications support.

Stanton Group Risk Management Services LLC is a retail insurance broker specializing in executive risk services including Directors & Officers, professional and fiduciary liability as well as Errors & Omissions and kidnap and ransom coverage, the announcement said.

Both firms are headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Benefits operations in Minneapolis and Plymouth, Minnesota, and Dallas, Texas, will report through William Ziebell, North Central Regional Executive Vice President of Gallagher’s employee benefit consulting and brokerage operations. Stanton Group’s retail property/casualty operations in Bloomington and Shakopee, Minnesota, will report through Thomas Gallagher, Midwest Regional Manager of Gallagher’s retail property/casualty brokerage operations.