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Cooper Gay’s merger with the American broker Swett & Crawford in 2010 formed what the company says is the largest independent global wholesale insurance and reinsurance broker, with 60 offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia. Under chief executive Toby Esser, like-for-like sales in the first year post-merger surged by 32% to £214.3m and profits grew 47% to £28.1m.

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Company details
CompanyCooper Gay Swett & Crawford
ActivityInsurance broker
LocationCentral London
Sales £m214.3
Operating profit £m28.1
Main shareholdersEmployees (55%), other investors (45%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda