Gallagher buys Connecticut-based Cleary Benefits Group

10 July 2024 1 min. read

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an insurance broking and HR consulting firm, has acquired Cleary Benefits Group, a Danbury, CT-based strategic benefits advisory company.

Founded in 1998, Cleary provides consulting in health and welfare benefits to mid-sized and large commercial clients. The firm’s offerings include strategy, plan design, benchmarking, budget preparation, and financial management.

Cleary has 10 employees listed on LinkedIn.

Gallagher’s acquisition of Cleary will give the Chicago-based firm its third office in Connecticut, joining locations in Farmington and Shelton.

Gallagher buys Connecticut-based Cleary Benefits Group

Brian Cleary, Heather Katz, and the rest of the Cleary team will remain at their current office location and will join Gallagher’s Northeast region employee benefits consulting and brokerage operations.

“Cleary Benefits Group has a strong industry reputation and will further enhance our benefits consulting capabilities in the region," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., chairman and CEO. "I am very pleased to welcome Brian, Heather, and their associates to Gallagher."

Gallagher has more than 220 offices across the US and operates in 130 countries globally.

The firm last month announced the acquisition of OperationsInc, a Norwalk, CT-based human resources consulting firm.