International broker snaps up Tripol AS

JLT has acquired Tripol AS, an Oslo-based insurance broker and employee benefits business specialising in real estate and construction.

The business has been acquired from the seven employee shareholders of Tripol who will all remain with the business.

The operation will be merged with JLT's existing operation in Norway and be led by the current managing director of Tripol, Ola Haalien, reporting to Henrik Rydén, chief executive of JLT's Nordic region business.

Chairman of JLT's Continental European broking activities Adrian Girling said: "We are pleased to welcome Ola Haalien and his team into the JLT Group.

"Tripol will add significantly to our increasingly important Nordic business activities and with their acknowledged expertise in construction and real estate they add yet more strength to our international capabilities in what are two important JLT specialisms".