AssuredPartners, through its subsidiary Assured Neace Lukens, has acquired Premiere Coastal Insurance Group LLC & Premiere Coastal Insurance Group, Inc.

The agency specializes in providing insurance coverage for executive and high net worth individuals, businesses, and the aviation industry.

Premiere Coastal Insurance Group operations are based in Bluffton, South Carolina and St. Simons Island, Georgia, and will continue under the local leadership of Robert B. Kerdasha, President of Premiere Coastal Insurance Group. Kerdasha’s new title with AssuredPartners is Managing Director of Personal Risk Management in the Bluffton, South Carolina office.

"Our business is built on the principles of trust, personalized service, and superior insurance coverage," said Kerdasha.
"By joining AssuredPartners, we have the ability to tap into a larger network of insurance carriers to offer our clients more options when it comes to protecting what matters most."

"Premiere Coastal Insurance Group is a great fit for AssuredPartners. Premiere Coastal Insurance Group’s high net worth focus complements our strong personal insurance capabilities, and expands the AssuredPartners footprint in new markets," said Louis Berman, Regional Vice President of AssuredPartners, Inc. "We welcome Premiere Coastal Insurance Group to the AssuredPartners team."

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London.