Gallagher acquiring Quebec-based Optimum Talent

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is acquiring integrated talent management firm Optimum Talent Inc.

With this acquisition, the Quebec-based company will gain access to Gallagher’s resources, enabling it to further enhance its plan sponsor offerings, noted a press release. As well, the merger will allow Gallagher to expand its reach in the benefits and human resources consulting industry across Canada.

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“The Optimum Talent team will introduce our Gallagher Better Works organizational well-being strategy to the many clients that they support, expanding our senior management relationships across Canada and creating additional opportunities for capabilities discussions and consulting engagements,” said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer of Gallagher, in the release.

The Optimum Talent team will continue to operate from their current locations under the direction of Melanie Jeannotte, CEO of Gallagher’s benefits and HR consulting division in Canada.

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