World Insurance Associates Acquires J.W. Edens & Company, Inc.

January 15, 2021

Insurance brokerage World Insurance Associates LLC (WIA) has acquired J.W. Edens & Co., Inc. (JWE) of Titusville, Fla. on Dec. 31, 2020. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1997, J.W. Edens & Company is a retail insurance agency with three locations in Southeast Central Florida. The company’s top lines of insurance include employee benefits, homeowners, and general liability.

J. Wayne Edens, president of JWE, said the company grew from its original office in Titusville via organic growth and acquisition, adding additional offices in Indialantic and New Smyrna Beach. Today, it has a diverse client base with accounts of all sizes.

Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla provided legal counsel to WIA and Mystic Capital Advisors Group advised WIA on the transaction. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis provided legal counsel to JWE and Sica Fletcher advised JWE on the transaction No other advisors, diligence firms or legal counsel were disclosed.

World Insurance Associates LLC is headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ, and is a full-service insurance brokerage offering protection with risk management, insurance, and benefit consulting services for individuals and businesses. Since its founding in 2012, WIA has completed 91 acquisitions and serves its customers from 94 offices in 18 states and Washington, DC. WIA is a Top 100 P/C Agency by Insurance Journal.

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