Mesirow Insurance Services Joins Alliant Insurance Services to create powerful Midwest presence

CHICAGO, IL July 29, 2016  — Alliant Insurance Services, the nation’s largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has joined forces with Chicago-based Mesirow Insurance Services (MIS). A division of Mesirow Financial, MIS is one of the Midwest’s leading independent insurance agencies, bringing a diverse client base, extensive suite of resources and proven team of professionals under the Alliant banner.

MIS joins Alliant Americas, Alliant’s dedicated middle-market platform. Together, the firms will create one of the largest and most diverse insurance brokerage and consulting operations in the Midwest.

“Alliant is committed to expanding Alliant Americas’ presence in the Midwest by partnering with proven regional leaders that share our values of service and entrepreneurialism,” said Tom Corbett, Chairman and CEO of Alliant. “MIS’ high-performance production and service teams and longstanding reputation for success exemplify the Alliant standard. This partnership will create a center of excellence for insurance, employee benefits and risk management throughout the Midwest.”  

MIS will continue to operate under its existing organizational structure, with the MIS leadership team and division employees joining Alliant. In addition, MIS will continue to operate satellite offices throughout Illinois and in Denver.

“Our agreement with Alliant is an incredible opportunity that immediately launches our insurance division onto a national platform, with the same team of architects that built our brand and success. We are increasing our ability to provide clients a broader geographic reach with specialized expertise and capabilities,” said Richard Price, Chairman and CEO of Mesirow Financial. “Alliant shares our strategic vision for excellence in middle-market client service, and puts its focus on having an exceptional team of experts operating within an entrepreneurial environment.”

Founded in 1972, MIS is a full-service insurance brokerage and consultant specializing in property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, life and disability, private client insurance and structured settlements. The company’s far-reaching and diverse client list includes large publicly traded companies, middle-market businesses, not-for-profit organizations, public entities and high-net-worth individuals.

Mesirow Financial is an 80-year-old independent, employee-owned financial services firm. The company will continue to focus the firm’s strategic direction on growing and adding capabilities to its existing Investment Management and Capital Markets and Investment Banking divisions.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

About Mesirow Insurance Services
Mesirow Insurance Services (MIS) is a division of Mesirow Financial established in 1972. It employs approximately 350 people and serves a diverse, regional client base. MIS is a full-service insurance brokerage and consultant specializing in property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, life and disability, private client insurance and structured settlements.

About Mesirow Financial
Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, the firm is committed to helping its institutional, corporate and individual clients achieve their objectives. Its professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions that deliver measurable results. To learn more, please visit mesirowfinancial.com.

About Alliant Americas
Alliant Americas provides midsized businesses with targeted insurance, risk management, and consulting services. As a dedicated middle-market platform with offices throughout the United States, Alliant Americas delivers a range of products and services that are regionally focused and backed by the company’s deep reservoir of research, resources, and talent. By “Thinking Forward,” Alliant Americas deploys a total solution to its clients that goes beyond insurance to improve business outcomes.

About Alliant Insurance Services
Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. is one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States and has a history dating back to 1925. Alliant provides property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to more than 26,000 clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company’s website at www.alliant.com.

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