H.W. Kaufman Group and Burns & Wilcox Canada Acquire TRU Transportation Risk Underwriters Ltd.

Strategic acquisition of Toronto-based MGA deepens transportation expertise as industry continues its evolution

Toronto, ON (Mar. 7, 2019) – H.W. Kaufman Group and Burns & Wilcox Canada announced today they have acquired Toronto-based TRU Transportation Risk Underwriters Ltd. (TRU), a Canadian Managing General Agent (MGA) with unique transportation expertise in providing risk solutions for truck and taxi commercial fleets. TRU will become part of Burns & Wilcox Canada, a flagship organisation of Kaufman and Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading MGA and specialty insurance broker.

The acquisition, which marks Kaufman’s 19th since 2010, will augment the company’s existing inland marine expertise. In addition, Burns & Wilcox Canada will be well positioned to capture opportunities in the evolving transportation space.

John McGlynn brings the company’s Inland Marine portfolio and expertise to Burns & Wilcox Canada, serving as Director, Transportation, within the company’s Toronto office. He will report to Jodie Kaufman Davis, Corporate Senior Vice President, H.W. Kaufman Group and Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox Canada.

“TRU is well-known for their success and experience with hard-to-place Transportation risks, requiring deep knowledge and proficiencies that makes this strategic deal a strong fit for our business,” said Kaufman Davis. “The rise of the sharing economy and growth of new transportation services are transforming the Canadian transportation space. We look forward to leveraging TRU’s Inland Marine expertise to better serve our clients in navigating this ever-changing landscape.”

Producing upwards of $55 billion annually, the Canadian Transportation industry overall has experienced significant growth in recent years, making up nearly five percent of total gross domestic product, according to government reports.

“TRU and Burns & Wilcox Canada place great value in being innovative and proactive when it comes to the future of the insurance industry, developing products and services to help pave the way for long-term success and we expect our combined expertise to cultivate excellent results,” said McGlynn.

About Burns & Wilcox

Burns & Wilcox is the industry’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager internationally recognized for its expertise in commercial and professional liability, property, marine and personal insurance.

Burns & Wilcox is a member of H.W. Kaufman Group, which has more than 60 offices across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and employs more than 2,000 professionals. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Metro Detroit, H.W. Kaufman Group also includes: Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Burns & Wilcox Re, Atain Insurance Companies, Afirm, Global Excess Partners, R.B. Jones, Stonemark, Minuteman Adjusters, and London-based, Chesterfield Insurance Brokers, Lochain Patrick, and Cranbrook Underwriting. More information can be found at www.burnsandwilcox.com or www.hwkaufman.com.

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SOURCE: Burns & Wilcox Canada

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