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Brown & Brown acquires Highcourt Breckles Group

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April 1, 2023

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On April 1, 2023, Brown & Brown, Inc. ("Brown & Brown") completed its acquisition of Highcourt Breckles Group ("HBG") and its subsidiaries eUnderwriters and CLIS. HBG will operate within the Brown & Brown Retail segment and will establish the first retail brokerage operation for Brown & Brown in Canada.

Brown & Brown is a leading insurance brokerage firm headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida that delivers risk management solutions to individuals and businesses.

HBG, based in Markham, Ontario, helps Canadian businesses be more competitive and assists individuals in preserving their wealth.

McCarthy Tétrault advised Brown & Brown with a team led by Hartley Lefton that included Daanish Pasricha (Insurance Regulatory), David Badour, Shauvik Shah, Ivor Selimovic (Business), Stephanie Dewey, Simon Douville, Brett Anderson, Jesse Waslowski, Colton Dennis (Tax), Kate McNeill-Keller, Andrew Weizman (Labour & Employment), Kelleher Lynch, Julia Miller (Pensions), Debbie Salzberger (Antitrust/Competition & Foreign Investment), Sarit Pandya (Real Property), Vincent Yip (Intellectual Property), and Marissa Caldwell (Privacy).