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Hub International acquires assets of John O. Bronson

IBR Staff Writer Published 03 December 2014

Hub International, a leading global insurance brokerage, announced that it has acquired the assets of John O. 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."

Source: Company Press Release