AssuredPartners Acquires Premiere Coastal Insurance Group, Inc.

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South Carolina-based agency offers personal, business and aviation insurance.


We welcome Premiere Coastal Insurance Group to the AssuredPartners team

AssuredPartners Inc., through its subsidiary Assured Neace Lukens, has acquired Premiere Coastal Insurance Group, LLC & Premiere Coastal Insurance Group, Inc. The agency specializes in providing insurance coverage for executive and high net worth individuals, businesses, and the aviation industry.

Premiere Coastal Insurance Group operations are based in Bluffton, South Carolina and St. Simons Island, Georgia, and will continue under the local leadership of Robert B. Kerdasha, President of Premiere Coastal Insurance Group. Kerdasha’s new title with AssuredPartners is Managing Director of Personal Risk Management in the Bluffton, South Carolina office.

“Our business is built on the principles of trust, personalized service, and superior insurance coverage,” said Kerdasha. “By joining AssuredPartners, we have the ability to tap into a larger network of insurance carriers to offer our clients more options when it comes to protecting what matters most.”

“Premiere Coastal Insurance Group is a great fit for AssuredPartners. Premiere Coastal Insurance Group’s high net worth focus complements our strong personal insurance capabilities, and expands the AssuredPartners footprint in new markets,” said Louis Berman, Regional Vice President of AssuredPartners, Inc. “We welcome Premiere Coastal Insurance Group to the AssuredPartners team.”

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Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR, acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety, MGA/wholesalers) across the United States and in London. From its founding in March of 2011, AssuredPartners has grown to approximately $390 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States with more than 80 offices in 27 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has acquired 72 insurance firms. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or dcurtis(at)assuredptr(dot)com, or visit


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