The deals just keep rolling along. With no signs of slowing down on the acquisition trail, Aston Lark Ireland recently announced the acquisition of Deanspoint Insurance Brokers Limited which trades as Abbey Murphy Insurance.
Established in 1983 and based in Longford and Mullingar, Abbey Murphy Insurance continues to grow within the personal insurance market and has a wide range of commercial sector expertise. Led by the management team of Mike Winters, Celine Gill and Michael Gardiner, together with a 14-strong team of dedicated professionals, the business strives to deliver a highly personalised service to each client.
Robert Kennedy, Aston Lark Ireland CEO, said: “We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of Abbey Murphy Insurance and welcome the opportunity to work closely with Mike, Celine, Michael and the team. This is our second acquisition in the Midlands, to go with our Portlaoise office and we see the broadening of our geographical footprint as being key to our future success.
“There’s lots of synergy in the cultures of Abbey Murphy Insurance and Aston Lark Ireland. They have built a fantastic business based on client-first principles, delivering a high level of customer service and focusing on building long-lasting relationships, which aligns with our values. We couldn’t be prouder that they have chosen Aston Lark Ireland as their home.”
Commenting on the acquisition, Peter Blanc, Aston Lark Group CEO, added: “I’m delighted that Mike and the team have decided to join the Aston Lark Ireland family as we fast become the acquirer of choice in the Irish market. Rob Kennedy and the team will make the Abbey Murphy team feel at home in no time and I’m looking forward to seeing how they grow over the coming years.”
Mike Winters, Managing Director of Abbey Murphy Insurance, said: “The world of insurance is constantly evolving and, to this end, we had to decide on our next move forward so that we could continue to provide our clients with the highest quality service possible. Various opportunities presented themselves, but none were quite right until we met with Robert Kennedy from Aston Lark. Our shared values of care for our clients and our employees made Aston Lark the perfect fit for us.
“We now look forward to our clients and staff enjoying the benefits of being part of a much larger company, and I wish to assure them of our continued commitment to them for the foreseeable future.”