Wholesale Broker Socius Acquires New York’s Kelly Underwriting

January 19, 2023
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San Francisco-based wholesale insurance brokerage Socius Insurance Services, Inc. has acquired the assets of Kelly Underwriting Services, a Farmingdale, New York based managing general underwriter.

Led by Tom Nash, Kelly provides underwriting for professional liability risks and currently manages four insurance product programs. Kelly’s current offerings include miscellaneous professional liability, insurance agents and brokers professional liability, and architects]/engineers.

Kelly has nationwide distribution and underwrites in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

According to the announcement, Kelly will operate its underwriting platform independently of Socius. Socius specializes in management, professional and cyber liability insurance.

The plan is for Kelly to expand its product offerings both organically and through acquisitions, according to Patrick Hanley, Socius president and CEO, and Chris McKechnie, executive vice president. Socius will provide additional corporate leadership and operational infrastructure to accelerate Kelly’s growth.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Socius is privately held, with financial backing by Abry Partners based in Boston.

Topics Mergers & Acquisitions Agencies New York Underwriting

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