Miami based Global Risk Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of a diverse range of claims adjusting and environmental risk management solutions, has announced it has acquired specialist energy sector adjusting and consultancy firm R Winkler & Co.
Texas-based R Winkler & Co. specialises in energy loss adjusting and consulting services for insurance markets in oil and gas and energy sector, and the firm has close links with the London market and its specialty underwriters and brokers. The acquisition will enhance GRS’ Complex Claims Solutions (CCS) operation which specialises in large and complex property claims, which often involve third-party losses.
“R Winkler & Co., led by founder Rodney Winkler, brings a team of expert adjusters with extensive experience in complex claims to GRS,” said Arthur “Kip” Radigan, Group CEO of GRS. “As part of our Complex Claims Solutions business unit, R Winkler & Co. further enhances our capabilities in serving clients with large and complex losses.” R Winkler & Co. serves clients with claims in all segments of the energy industry, including operator’s extra expense, control of well, physical damage, pollution, business interruption and general liability.
The deal follows on from GRS’ acquisition of specialty complex loss adjuster William Kramer & Associates last year and comes two days after the group finalised the acquisition of Texas-based property and casualty claims and litigation management firm Tailored Adjustment Services Inc.
GRS’ Complex Claims Solutions operation led by London based Mike Reeves welcomed the acquisition – “We are delighted to welcome Rodney and his team to GRS,” he said. “Complex risks claims by their nature require expertise and talent. The arrival of R Winkler & Co enhances GRS’s ability to meet the needs of the market at a time when the ability to handle complex claims is at a premium”.
“Combining our strengths with Global Risk Solutions will benefit clients of both our firms,” said Rodney Winkler, founder and principal of R Winkler & Co. LLC. “As part of GRS, we are able to extend our reach and deliver even more responsive energy loss services.”
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.