Marsh McLennan Agency Acquires Querbes & Nelson and Louisiana Companies
Marsh McLennan Agency Acquires Querbes & Nelson and Louisiana Companies
Marsh McLennan Agency (MMA), a subsidiary of Marsh, has announced its plans to acquire two Louisiana-based middle-market agencies, Querbes & Nelson (Q&N) and Louisiana Companies, in a strategic move aimed at bolstering its regional presence.

Upon the completion of the acquisitions, Louisiana Companies and Q&N’s employees, including key figures such as George Nelson, Managing Director and Co-owner of Louisiana Companies and Q&N; Mike Belanger, President, Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Co-owner of Q&N; and Ryan Allen, Chief Sales Officer of Louisiana Companies, will transition to MMA. They will continue their operations across the state from their four existing offices.

Kevin Briggs, currently President and COO of Louisiana Companies, is slated to assume the role of CEO for both agencies, while George Nelson will transition to a senior advisory position within the organization. The transactions are anticipated to be finalized by the conclusion of the first quarter of 2024.

Matt Stadler, CEO of MMA’s Southwest region, expressed enthusiasm about the acquisitions, citing Querbes & Nelson and Louisiana Companies as leading agencies renowned for their dedication to client service and extensive expertise across key industries.

“Louisiana is home to a diverse and resilient economy that these two organizations will help us serve with impactful solutions to minimize risk.”

Nelson added, “We are thrilled to be joining the Marsh McLennan Agency team. This was the right decision for our businesses as we continue looking for new ways to offer the best possible risk management solutions for clients.

“Our employees will now have access to a larger inventory of resources to not only help their clients achieve their goals, but to accomplish their own professional goals.”

Briggs said, “As new threats continue to emerge for our clients, we must stay ahead of the curve to deliver effective risk mitigation strategies that address their distinct risk profiles.

“Coming aboard Marsh McLennan Agency, we are looking forward to providing clients with more tools and resources to protect their workforce and their operations.”

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