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Bluefin completes fifth acquisition of 2014

Bluefin today announces it has acquired Northern broker Marchant McKechnie Insurance Brokers Ltd. The acquisition, completed on 28th November 2014, is Bluefin’s fifth of the year.

Marchant McKechnie is a regional broker based in Beverley, East Yorkshire with 13 staff. Marchant McKechnie trades under three trading names Direct Care Insurance, One Solution and Digital Forensic Insurance Services and offer both personal and commercial lines with a specialism in the care sector and training agencies.

Steve Marchant, Managing Director of Marchant McKechnie, commented: “Bluefin has a great reputation, is a well established national broker and their backing will enable us to bring a fresh approach to our clients both locally and in the care sector. We’re looking forward to working with the team.”

Mike Bruce, Chief Executive officer of Bluefin, commented: “I’m delighted that we can announce our fifth successful acquisition. It’s a great way to wrap up our acquisition activity in 2014. Marchant McKechnie is another fantastic regional broker and its footprint in the care sector complements our existing health & care specialism as well as a great addition to our already market leading presence across the northern region. 2014 has been a great year for us and whilst we’re delighted that we have completed five successful deals this year there are plenty more in the pipeline and so we’re looking forward for more to come in 2015”