Bronson’s Long Standing Sacramento-Area P&C, Employee Benefits and Personal Lines Expertise Expands Hub’s Northern California Presence

Chicago December 2, 2014 -

Hub International Limited (Hub), a leading global insurance brokerage, announced today that it has acquired the assets of John O. Bronson Co. (Bronson), servicing the Sacramento, California area. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  Bronson will become part of the California operations of Hub International Insurance Services (Hub California).

Bronson is a full-service property and casualty, personal lines and employee benefits agency and brokerage, and is one of California’s largest and oldest independent firms. Founded in 1888, its three locations in Sacramento, Monterey and Rancho Cucamonga have more than 100 employees. Paul Bystrowski, Bronson’s President and Chief Executive Officer, will join Hub California as Senior Executive Vice President; and Robert McVicar, Bronson’s Vice President of Sales, will join Hub California as Executive Vice President. Together they will continue to lead all sales and operations for their legacy offices, reporting to Kirk Christ, President, Hub California. With this latest acquisition, Hub California will have more than 950 employees in the California.

“Hub’s acquisition strategy is rooted in evaluating the culture of prospective brokerages, and while Bronson’s solutions – P&C, personal and employee benefits -- are in line with Hub’s, equally important is the fit between our firms’ culture and local market approach,” noted Christ. “Bronson has a long standing reputation as a strategic local market adviser with a corporate culture of giving and social responsibility. Both are important qualities that mirror Hub’s values.” 

Bystrowski added, “This new era provides our staff with greater access to tools and resources, which will enhance the personal service we provide our clients.  We remain committed to our clients in Sacramento and the other communities in which we operate throughout the West. This alliance provides growth opportunities for our employees and broadens our scope. We are very excited about joining the Hub California team.”

About Hub’s M&A Activities

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Marni Gordon
Hub International Limited
Director, Corporate Communications
Phone: 312.279.4601

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Hub International Limited
Director, Mergers & Acquisitions
Phone: 312.279.4848

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