Articles - Aon acquires assets of Dempsey Partners


 Aon Global Risk Consulting today announced that it acquired the assets of Dempsey Partners, a leading provider of claims preparation, business interruption valuations and related forensic accounting services to the risk management sector. Headquartered in Connecticut, Dempsey Partners serves clients from offices across the U.S. Financial terms were not disclosed.

 Dempsey Partners professionals will join with Aon’s claims preparation, claims advocacy, business interruption valuations and asset valuations team members to create a consulting unit with an unparalleled breadth and depth of technical expertise and service offerings in these specialist areas. The group will also provide clients with access to forensic accounting expertise to support financial services lines, fraud and cyber risk.

 “Major loss events of the past years have consistently demonstrated the need for high quality claims services, specifically in the property, business interruption and contingent business interruption arenas,” said Neil Harrison, group managing director, Risk Control, Claims and Engineering at Aon Global Risk Consulting. “By bringing Dempsey Partners to Aon, we can successfully supplement our existing claims expertise as well as provide critical support to clients seeking to ensure the adequacy of their business interruption coverage in advance of any loss.”

 John Dempsey, managing partner at Dempsey Partners added, “My colleagues and I are delighted at the opportunity to join Aon, an organization that we have long respected and with which our values and risk consulting strengths greatly align. I am excited at the potential to bring new services to clients, along with an even greater level of quality and innovation.” Dempsey has been appointed managing director and practice leader of the consolidated claims preparation, advocacy and valuations team.

 “We welcome Dempsey Partners into Aon,” added Eric Andersen, CEO, Aon Risk Solutions, Americas. “This expansion of capabilities in the U.S. is a key step for our clients and for our firm. Beyond the U.S., we provide these services from centers of excellence in London, Sydney, Singapore and Madrid. Our commitment to meeting the claims consulting and valuation needs of our clients around the world is a critical part of the value we provide to our clients and the addition of Dempsey Partners enhances our capability.”

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