Acquisition of historic Montreal Brokerage continues NFP’s expansion into Quebec, growth across Canada


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NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant providing employee benefits, property and casualty (P&C), retirement, and individual solutions, today announced the acquisition of Ogilvy Insurance in a transaction that closed on November 24, 2020.

Based in Montreal, Quebec, with offices in Toronto and Oakville, Ontario, Ogilvy Insurance is a multidisciplinary insurance broker offering commercial and personal lines property and casualty insurance, as well as group benefits and pensions, and life insurance and investments. Ogilvy Insurance expands NFP’s capabilities and expertise predominantly through travel and performance watercraft insurance offerings, as well as specific coverages for the moving and roofing industries. With the addition of Ogilvy Insurance, NFP now has one of the largest moving and storage programs in Canada. David Ogilvy will join NFP as a senior vice president and report to Domenic Tesone, managing director.

“We’re thrilled to welcome David and his colleagues to the team,” said Greg Padovani, president, NFP in Canada. “He’s a talented program manager with extensive experience, great relationships and a deep understanding of the unique needs of the Quebec market. Our growth in Canada continues as we bring in local talent across the country and we look forward to continuing our momentum into 2021.”

“Ogilvy Insurance is a well-respected P&C practice and the expertise they bring will complement our existing offerings in Canada,” said John Belyea, chief operating officer, NFP in Canada. “There’s an opportunity to scale our presence in Quebec to create a consolidated full-service offering that provides clients with employee benefits, commercial lines and personal lines P&C solutions through one collaborative organization.”

“I’m happy to be joining NFP and have the opportunity to contribute to their continued growth in Canada,” said Ogilvy. “NFP has already established an impressive presence in Ontario with a broad range of capabilities. With the needs of businesses and individuals becoming increasingly diverse and complex, being part of a community with specialized expertise and resources will make a meaningful and lasting difference for the people we have the opportunity to serve.”

Source: Company Press Release