Peterborough, Ont.’s Peak Benefit Solutions Inc. and companion company Park Place Financial Ltd. are expanding operations in southern Ontario.

The companies merged with employee benefits provider Howell Financial Corp., based in Belleville, Ont., and they’ve acquired Kingston, Ont.-based benefits provider Manley Financial Group. The expansion follows the 2018 merger of Peak Benefit Solutions and Park Place Financial.

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“We found that many of the business owners we were supporting with personalized employee benefits packages needed expertise in establishing their own personal plans for wealth management and business stratification,” said Chad Donnelly, co-founder of Peak Benefit Solutions, in a press release. “By working in tandem with Park Place Financial, this ensured we could provide our [employer] clients with everything they required.”