Growing Their Reach

Slavin, Al
September 2010
Best's Review;Sep2010, Vol. 111 Issue 5, p64
Trade Publication
The article reports on the merger trend among the wholesale brokers such as the consolidation of Cooper Gay Holdings Ltd. and Swett & Crawford Inc. The merger represents further reshaping of the upper force of the wholesale broker sector. This trend is attributed to pressure from private-equity investors and technology investments. It notes that weak economy and soft pricing serve as a detriment to some sellers, though they enable wholesalers to seek growth through acquisitions.


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