TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Three full service insurance brokerages
operating in the Ottawa-Carleton area announced today that they will
join BrokerLink, one of the largest Canadian property and casualty
insurance brokerages. The three brokerages, Baizana Insurance Brokers,
Pentagon Insurance Brokers and Lalonde Insurance Brokers, are based in
Barrhaven, Orleans and Rockland and Cornwall, respectively. Terms of
the transaction were not disclosed.
"The addition of these three insurance brokerages is a natural extension
of our strategy to expand our offering to Ottawa region consumers,"
said Paul Meyer, Head of the Ontario Region at BrokerLink. "The local
knowledge and expertise of the brokerages and their staff will allow us
to better serve consumers."
The three insurance brokerages will be integrated into BrokerLink,
bringing its existing network of offices in Ontario and in Alberta to
66. While the transition will take place in the coming months,
customers will continue to be serviced by the same trusted brokers who
are familiar with their needs. Furthermore, John Baizana will be
joining BrokerLink as the Regional Branch Manager for the Ottawa area
"We have always been committed to providing professional, personalized
and reliable advice to our customers and BrokerLink shares our vision
and commitment of providing outstanding customer service," said John
Baizana, President of Baizana Insurance Brokers. "By joining
BrokerLink, customers will continue to benefit from enhanced local
expertise and strong community relationships of our employees. In
addition, we will be able to spend more time servicing customers as we
benefit from greater scale, support, technology and brand."
Established in 1991, the BrokerLink companies, which include Canada
Brokerlink Inc., Canada Brokerlink (Ontario) Inc. and Canada Brokerlink
Financial Inc. (www.brokerlink.ca), together constitute one of the largest Canadian property and casualty
insurance brokerage operations with 66 offices that service over
200,000 clients across Ontario and Alberta. The BrokerLink companies
are subsidiaries of Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC).
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