U.S. Risk enters into agreement to be acquired

U.S. Risk Insurance Group (U.S. Risk), one of the nation’s largest property and casualty program and specialty brokerage firms, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by USI Insurance Services (USI), a leading insurance brokerage and consulting firm. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019, subject to customary conditions and regulatory requirements.

Upon the close of the transaction, U.S. Risk will maintain its Dallas headquarters and continue to operate independently under the company’s various existing brands, U.S. Risk, Oxford, MGB, James Hampden International, Antarah and UNIS. U.S. Risk Chief Executive Officer Randall G. Goss and his current leadership team will remain and continue to lead these businesses.

Mr. Goss commented: “With the support of USI, U.S. Risk will continue to accelerate the path we have set for ourselves as a leading program manager and specialty brokerage firm both domestically and internationally. USI maintains an established track record of operating independent successful program and specialty brokerage businesses. We remain committed to the same quality of service and the growth and profitability of our carrier partners and retail agents.”

“We look forward to welcoming Randall and the talented professionals from U.S. Risk,” stated Michael J. Sicard, USI’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We are passionate about growing, investing, and building upon the tremendous program and specialty insurance platform U.S. Risk has established, and expanding together our firm’s existing capabilities both nationally and internationally.”

Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. served as financial advisor, and Ropes & Gray LLP served as legal counsel to U.S. Risk in this transaction. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP served as legal counsel to USI.

About U.S. Risk Insurance Group
U.S. Risk Insurance Group is a leading international specialty lines program manager and specialty brokerage firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Operating 16 domestic and international offices, it offers a broad range of products and services through its affiliate companies, which include U.S. Risk Underwriters, U.S. Risk Brokers, U.S. Risk Solutions, Oxford Insurance Brokers Ltd. (UK), James Hampden International Insurance Brokers Ltd., (UK) MGB Insurance Brokers Ltd. (UK), Antarah FZE (UAE), and UNIS A.G. (Zurich). For more information, visit www.usrisk.com.

About USI Insurance Services
USI Insurance Services is one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the world, delivering property and casualty, employee benefits, personal risk and retirement solutions to large risk management clients, middle market companies, smaller firms and individuals. Headquartered in Valhalla, New York, USI connects together over 6,000 industry-leading professionals across more than 150 offices to serve clients’ local, national and international needs. USI has become a premier insurance brokerage and consulting firm by leveraging the USI ONE Advantage®, an interactive platform that integrates proprietary and innovative client solutions, networked local resources and enterprise-wide collaboration to deliver customized results with positive, bottom line impact. USI attracts best-in-class industry talent with a long history of deep and continuing investment in our local communities. For more information, visit www.usi.com.

For more information, contact:

Randall G. Goss
U.S. Risk Insurance Group
(800) 232-5830

Edward J. Bowler
USI Insurance Services
(914) 749-8504