Tinton Falls insurance agency continues to grow with acquisition of Mass. firm

Tinton Falls-based World Insurance Associates LLC acquired Pope Insurance Agency Inc. of Plainville, Massachusetts on Oct. 1. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Pope Insurance is a multiline insurance agency that offers personal insurance (car, home and life) as well as business insurance, which includes comprehensive commercial insurance solutions.

“For the past 31 years, our goal has been to provide the best insurance solutions, coverages, prices and personal services for our clients,” Gregory Pope, president, Pope Insurance Agency, said. “As part of World, we can offer our clients access to even more insurance companies for even better options and the best possible value.”

“We are pleased to welcome Pope to the World family,” says Rich Eknoian, co-founder and CEO of WIA. “I know that Pope will continue to be successful, providing the level of personal service and friendliness their clients expect.”

Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla provided legal counsel to WIA, and Morrison Mahoney provided legal counsel to Pope. No other advisers, diligence firms or legal counsel were disclosed.

Since its founding in 2012, World has completed 127 acquisitions and serves its customers from more than 150 offices in the U.S.