New York and London (October 18, 2013) – International insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro today announced it has acquired Doodson Broking Group, the entertainment and sports specialist that also provides full service commercial and private client broking services.
Established in 1964, Manchester-based Doodson Broking Group also has UK offices in London and Halifax, and Austin, Texas in the US.
Doodson has achieved significant success with clients in the entertainment, live event and sports sectors in the UK and US, and also large corporate entities and high net worth private clients in the UK.
“Joining forces with Doodson enhances our reach and existing strengths in sports and entertainment, as well as our presence in UK retail broking,” said Integro President and CEO Peter Garvey. With the addition of Doodson as well as the firm’s strong organic growth, Garvey noted, Integro’s annualized revenue surpasses $150 million.
“Strategically,” Garvey continued, “Doodson, along with earlier acquisitions Frost Specialty, a significant presence in entertainment coverage in the United States; and Allan, Chapman & James, a leading film and media insurance broker in the United Kingdom, solidifies Integro as a leader in entertainment and live event risk.”
The current Doodson management team, led by Neil Clayton with the support of James Dodds and David Leech in the UK, and Roger Sandau in the US, will remain in place.
“Partnering with Integro is great for Doodson clients and staff. The combined forces of the group will give us a great platform to continue to grow the business in the UK and internationally, especially in our key sectors. Integro has a culture and ethos completely aligned with Doodson’s, further strengthening the strategic fit,” Doodson Broking Group Managing Director Clayton said.
About Doodson Broking Group
The Group was founded in 1964 and has grown into an internationally recognized insurance advisor with a rich heritage spanning more than five decades. Doodson has cultivated trusted, long term relationships with clients operating across many disciplines within the UK and the US, working with promoters, artists, events, businesses, governing bodies, leagues, clubs and individuals. Offering in house expertise channeled by well-respected industry professionals, its strong connections and proven client success are testament to the fact that Doodson is one of the fastest growing leading brokers in the UK today. With offices in the UK and USA, Doodson is able to provide around the clock service to its clients. Its UK headquarters are located at Century House, Pepper Rd, Hazel Grove, Cheshire SK7 5BW. +44 (0)161 419 3003. www.doodsonbg.com
Integro is an insurance brokerage and risk management firm focused primarily on serving organizations with complex risks. Clients credit Integro’s superior technical abilities and creative, collaborative work style for securing superior program results and pricing. The firm’s acknowledged capabilities in brokerage, risk analytics and claims are rewriting industry standards for service and quality. Launched in 2005, Integro and its family of specialty insurance and reinsurance companies, some having served clients for more than 100 years, operate from offices in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and London. Its U.S. headquarter office is located at 1 State Street Plaza, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10004. 1-877-688-8701. www.integrogroup.com
Betsy Van Alstyne