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Marsh & McLennan Agency Acquires Employee Benefits Division of Kaeding, Ernst & Company

Posted on 07 Nov 2011

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Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, a subsidiary of insurance broker Marsh Inc., announced it has acquired the employee benefits division of Kaeding, Ernst & Company, a Marlborough, Massachusetts-based employee benefits, life insurance, and financial planning consulting firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The division, with approximately $600,000 in annual revenue, will become a part of Bostonian Group, a Marsh & McLennan Agency company, further expanding Bostonian’s depth and expertise in employee benefits.

The transaction is the second complementary acquisition for Bostonian/MMA following the February acquisition of the Boston office of Kinloch Consulting Group Inc., the employee benefits division of Kinloch Holdings Inc.

“Kaeding, Ernst has built a strong reputation of delivering trustworthy advice and innovative solutions to its employee benefit clients. We are delighted to welcome Tricia Mackoff and Linda DeJordy, two seasoned employee benefit professionals, to our expanding employee benefits team at Bostonian,” said Jim Blue, CEO of Bostonian/MMA.

Commenting on the transaction, David Eslick, chairman and CEO of Marsh & McLennan Agency, said:  "The addition of these talented individuals to Bostonian/MMA is part of Marsh & McLennan Agency’s strategy to build a preeminent property, casualty and employee benefits organization primarily serving the needs of the