Specialty Program Group Acquires Tennessee-Based Avant

July 8, 2020

Specialty Program Group LLC (SPG), an operator of specialty insurance brokerages and underwriting facilities, has acquired Avant, LLC. (Avant), a transportation program administrator and wholesale brokerage firm, with specialty cannabis and supermarket program divisions. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Established in 1973, Avant offers insurance to the transportation, supermarket, and cannabis industries. The current leadership of Avant will continue to run all aspects of the operation and Avant CEO Scott Hendricks will assume leadership of all transportation within SPG.

According to Hendricks, the brokerage will work with SPG’s executive leadership team and their transportation platform to accelerate the creation of additional product offerings and services in new and existing industries it serves.

Headquartered in Summit, NJ, SPG focuses on expanding program underwriting and specialty businesses.

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