Arthur J Gallagher acquires Argentis

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Arthur J Gallagher has acquired London-based financial planning and employee benefits consultancy Argentis.

Argentis, which provides benefit and wealth management services to private and corporate clients in the UK, will continue to operate from its current office locations in the south of England following the acquisition.

Argentis employees, led by David Taplin, chairman and chief executive, will report through Leslie Lemenager, head of international employee benefit consulting and brokerage operations at Arthur J Gallagher.

J. Patrick Gallagher Junior, chairman, president and chief executive officer at Arthur J Gallagher, said: “The Argentis team has the experience, professional partnerships and high-quality service that we value in an acquisition partner.

“In addition, their strong presence in England and their team-based sales culture will be terrific complements to our growing UK employee benefits consulting operation. We are pleased to welcome David and his associates to our Gallagher family of professionals.”