August 12, 2010

Integro Combines Forces with Entertainment Specialist Frost Specialty, LLC

New York and Nashville, Tenn. - The insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro today announced it has completed a merger with Frost Specialty, LLC, a third generation insurance agency specializing in serving the music industry and located on historic Music Row in Nashville. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. From its founding in 1980 as a trailblazer in the Country and Christian music industries, Frost Specialty grew and evolved into an agency insuring some of the most successful touring artists in the world. The firm's in-depth knowledge of the business of entertainment provides a unique advantage in managing the complex risks of its clients, and in developing exclusive and specialized programs tailored to performing artists, musicians and songwriters. Clients and services include the Country Christian touring artists program, a group Copyright Infringement program and a Musical Instrument program. The Frost agency also handles the unique personal insurance needs of clients in the entertainment and sports industries. "With the addition of Frost Specialty and its exceptional staff that set the industry standard, Integro has now catapulted to the forefront of entertainment risk specialists," said Integro President and CEO Peter Garvey. "We've been greatly impressed by the superior knowledge, expertise and quality service Robert and his colleagues bring to their clients, and I couldn't be more delighted with his decision to join forces with Integro and our existing entertainment risk capabilities. We are confident this combination will create an unbeatable solution for entertainment industry clients." As Integro's dedicated Entertainment practice, Frost Specialty will continue under the leadership of Robert Frost as president. Frost, who also becomes a managing principal of Integro and will lead Integro's Nashville office, said: "As stewards of the highly regarded Frost Specialty organization, we are very protective of our good name, and Integro meets our high standards as a partner going forward. We knew Integro through its reputation; it is a firm that shares our values regarding outstanding client service, professionalism and providing cutting-edge, innovative solutions. We are delighted to become members of the Integro team." About Frost Specialty  Frost Specialty Inc., the entertainment industry subsidiary of Integro, is an expert in managing the risk of entertainment through exclusive and specialized programs tailored to the industry. Frost's global capabilities and dedicated level of client service are unmatched in the marketplace. Frost is located on historic Music Row at 1117 17th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212. 615-322-9171. About Integro  Integro is an insurance brokerage and risk management firm designed to serve organizations with complex risks. Repeatedly praised and awarded for dedicated client service, Integro's industry-leading brokers operate from offices worldwide. Its headquarter office is located at 1 State Street Plaza, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10004. 1-877-688-8701.