Tuesday 17 January 2017

US-based Sedgwick acquires Irish risk solutions firm OSG Group

Published 26/05/2016 | 02:30

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Malcolm Hughes, chief executive of OSG Vericlaim, and Mike Arbour, division president, international accounts, Sedgwick, at yesterday’s announcement. Photo: MaxwellsIreland
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Malcolm Hughes, chief executive of OSG Vericlaim, and Mike Arbour, division president, international accounts, Sedgwick, at yesterday’s announcement. Photo: MaxwellsIreland

Risk solutions firm Sedgwick has acquired Irish-owned outsourcing provider OSG Group for an undisclosed fee.

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The deal, announced yesterday, marks the United States-headquartered company's first investment into Ireland as it continues to expand its global footprint.

Under the agreement OSG's team of over 400 staff across eight locations in Ireland will join Sedgwick's international operations and its subsidiary, Vericlaim.

OSG chief executive Malcolm Hughes said becoming part of Sedgwick is a "terrific opportunity" for the company's staff.

"We will all benefit from their unparalleled depth of resources and knowledge," Mr Hughes said.

"Sedgwick's investment in OSG demonstrates the confidence of an industry leader in our talented team and the strength of the financial services market in Ireland," he added.

OSG provides property and liability loss adjusting services, as well as third-party administration, motor and specialist claims and customer support.

Sedgwick president and chief executive Dave North described Ireland as a "natural fit" for the firm's next move.

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