The Leslie Group acquires Marathon Benefit Corp

Toronto, ON (May 7, 2020) – The Leslie Group Ltd., an employee benefits consulting firm based in Toronto, is pleased to announce it has acquired 100% of the shares of Marathon Benefit Corporation, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.

This merger is “a foundational step” as The Leslie Group seeks to expand its footprint in Western Canada to offer local service to its growing client base. The acquisition will enhance the value they offer to clients through their services, technology, innovation, and expert advice.

For Marathon Benefit Corp, the merger will provide existing clients with access to resources and products that were not previously available, as well as additional buying power.

“The addition of Marathon to our organization continues our commitment to our clients to provide a high level of service,” said Shawn Leslie, President & CEO, The Leslie Group. “In addition, I am especially proud to support Alberta though the expansion of the Leslie Group in Alberta.”

“We are very excited about the merger of Marathon Benefits and The Leslie Group,” added Lynn Favorite, Managing Owner, Marathon. “We feel strongly that our combined areas of expertise will provide greater value for our clients.”

Chris Goodale, Director of Finance and Operations for The Leslie Group, told Insurance Portal that

The acquisition of Marathon has increased The Leslie Group’s combined group insurance premiums to $170 million and group retirement assets to $700 million under management.

The Marathon brand-name will remain, operating as a division of The Leslie Group, while Marathon and Leslie Group Alberta staff will be merged in one office location.

About The Leslie Group

The Leslie Group is an independent Employee Benefits consulting firm with clients located across Canada, and has full access to the group benefits marketplace with significant leverage to negotiate effectively with all prospective insurance companies. We work with clients to manage both their existing group benefits and retirement programs and to implement new group benefits programs with competitive and sustainable pricing as well as plan designs that are competitive within our client’s industry standards, meeting the needs of both the employer and its employees.. For more information, visit

SOURCE: The Leslie Group

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