Insurance brokerage and risk management services firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co has acquired The Buchholz Planning (BPC) for an undisclosed sum.


Based in Madison of Wisconsin, BPC offers employee benefits consulting and brokerage services for middle-market and large businesses and individuals across the US.

BPC is also specialized in providing life and disability insurance solutions to healthcare organizations.

Under the leadership of Gallagher’s North Central employee benefit consulting and brokerage operations head Bill Ziebell, the BPC’s William Buchholz, his partners and associates will continue to operate at their current location.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. chairman, president and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr. said: "For over 45 years, BPC has developed an outstanding reputation for delivering creative products and high quality client service supported by its highly-skilled professionals.

"Their team-based approach to client service makes them a perfect cultural fit for our organization."

Earlier this month, Gallagher acquired the US retail insurance broker Ashmore & Associates Insurance Agency.

Based in Lubbock of Texas, Ashmore offers property/casualty, employee benefits consulting, and risk management insurance services for commercial and personal lines clients in the central US.

Image: The Buchholz Planning offers employee benefits consulting and brokerage services in the US. Photo: courtesy of Stuart Miles/