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Broker expands New York-area presence with acquisition

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Cook Maran & Associates said Wednesday it has acquired Mintz, Girgan & Brightly Inc., a privately owned agency in Rochelle Park, New Jersey.

Terms of the deal, which closed Tuesday, were not disclosed.

Mintz, Girgan & Brightly has roughly 30 employees in its New Jersey office. They will join East Hampton, New York-based Cook Maran’s five offices serving clients across Long Island, New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania and Connecticut, Cook Maran said in a statement.

Mintz, Girgan & Brightly will continue to business under its name for the near term, Cook Maran said.  The executive and account staff will continue in their current roles.

Cook Maran is the New York metropolitan area platform for Alpharetta, Georgia-based Prime Risk Partners Inc., which purchased it in 2015.

Prime Risk Partners is the 50th-largest broker of U.S. business, according to Business Insurance’s latest ranking.