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Arthur J. Gallagher acquires IBS Re Singapore, takes stake in Indonesian broker

3rd December 2018 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the U.S. global insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, has acquired 100% of reinsurance broker IBS Re Singapore, in addition to taking a 40% stake in Indonesian broker PT IBS Insurance Broking Service.

Arthur J. Gallagher & CoBased in Jakarta, PT IBS Insurance Broking Service has revenues of over $10 million and targets major corporations, middle-market companies, small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and individual customers across Indonesia.

It focuses on offering solutions in real estate, banking and finance, forestry and agriculture, marine, manufacturing, energy, construction, plants and equipment, and motor.

“IBS Group has been a key participant in Gallagher’s strategic broker partner network, Gallagher Global Alliance, for more than 15 years,” said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Arthur J. Gallagher.

“This is a terrific opportunity to strengthen our relationship and work even more closely in pursuit of future business opportunities,” Gallagher continued.

Vyvienne Wade, CEO of Gallagher’s overseas division, also commented: “Many of IBS Group’s strengths are complementary to those of our London and Singapore-based Specialty and reinsurance teams, which will generate a truly symbiotic relationship. We are delighted to welcome Swandi Kendy, Setia Hadidjaja and the talented IBS team to Gallagher.”

“We are very proud to have grown IBS into the diverse, integrated risk services provider it is today, and know that Gallagher is the right partner to help us realize the future growth potential of the business,” added Swandi Kendy, IBS Group CEO/President Director.

“This new strategic alliance will create significant opportunities for both of us, and give our clients even greater access to sector specialists, markets and facilities.”

The announcement follows Gallagher’s recent acquisition of two California-based property and casualty (P&C) brokers, Buckman-Mitchell, Inc. and R.T. Beers & Company Insurance Services, Inc.

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