Rebrand marks culmination of integration into the McLarens Group
ATLANTA, SEPTEMBER 2022: McLarens company, MGB Claims Consultants Inc. (MGB Claims) has rebranded as McLarens Canada a year on from its acquisition by the global insurance services provider, marking the culmination of MGB Claims’ integration into the McLarens Group.
In August 2021, McLarens acquired MGB Claims, expanding its North America claims and loss adjusting division, and adding multi-faceted complex loss management expertise and technical skills to McLarens’ existing aviation and natural resources operations in Canada. You can read the full release here.
The acquisition cemented McLarens’ market leadership in North America and provided a platform for growth both in the Canadian domestic market and internationally. The firm’s three founding principals, Shawn Malik, James Giffen and Shawn Burnett, have remained at the helm of the Canadian business, and will operate as top executives within McLarens Canada. As McLarens Canada (dba McLarens), the team intends to leverage the McLarens name and global network to support strategic growth and recruitment, both domestically, and in international markets.
Headquartered in Toronto with additional employees in Vancouver, McLarens Canada offers a team of more than 30 experienced adjusters and support personnel, specializing in complex, commercial and specialty insurance lines including: Property & Casualty; Professional and Commercial General Liability; Cyber; Medical Liability; Energy & Natural Resources; Environmental; and Film & Entertainment.
Gary Brown, Chief Executive Officer of McLarens, commented: “Given the strength of MGB’s reputation and brand identity, it was important for this to be a carefully planned process, but we feel that now is the right time for the business to adopt the McLarens brand. Globally, McLarens has the larger presence, and we believe this puts the business in the best position possible for continued growth and success.”
James Giffen, Managing Director, Executive General Adjuster, McLarens Canada, added: “From sharing our market-leading expertise in the fledgling Cannabis market, to collaborating on evolving risks such as cyber, this partnership has been very much a two-way opportunity, and we’re delighted to be fully integrated within the business.” “McLarens’ global network offers a huge platform to extend our offering to both Canadian and international clients. International markets and, in particular, Lloyd’s of London, are a significant focus for our business and, as part of the McLarens Group, we’ve been able to further leverage our credentials in these areas.”
MGB Claims Becomes McLarens Canada