Oct 4, 2011 – Holmes Murphy acquires Bridge Insurance Partners

Holmes Murphy & Associates announces
Acquisition of Bridge Insurance Partners
DALLAS, Oct. 4, 2011 — Holmes Murphy & Associates announces it has acquired
Bridge Insurance Partners, LLC. The team of seven from Bridge Insurance Partners led
by Jeff Turner joined the organization on the September 27, 2011, closing date and will
work out of Holmes Murphy’s Dallas, Texas, office.
“We are excited for Bridge Insurance Partners to be part of our team,” said Dennis
Bishop, president of southern divisions for Holmes Murphy. “Their expertise in property
casualty insurance coupled with our strength in employee benefits will reinforce Holmes
Murphy’s position in the market and improve the range of services we provide for our
“Culturally, this move is a great fit,” said Jeff Turner, founder and managing principal of
Bridge Insurance Partners, LLC. “We have always worked to be true advocates for our
clients and develop a connection of trust and understanding. Holmes Murphy builds the
same kind of relationships with their clients and we look forward to continuing our
mission as part of their organization.”
Founded in 1932, Holmes Murphy & Associates, an independent insurance brokerage, is
ranked 22nd among America’s top 100 brokers and ninth among privately owned
brokers. Holmes Murphy has offices in Des Moines, Davenport and Cedar Rapids, Iowa;
Denver, Colo.; Dallas, Texas; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; St. Louis, Mo.; Madison,
Wis.; Peoria, Ill.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Sioux Falls, S.D. Holmes
Murphy serves business and industry leaders throughout the Midwest and across the
nation in the areas of property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, captive
insurance, risk management and loss control.
Mystic Capital Advisors Group, LLC provided transaction advisory services to Bridge
Insurance Partners on the deal.

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