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BRIEF: New Jersey firm acquires Sacramento-based Bickmore

May 5, 2014

By Mark Glover, The Sacramento Bee



May 05--A New Jersey firm says it has acquired Sacramento-based Bickmore, which bills itself as the nation's largest independent employee-owned risk management and actuarial consulting firm.

York Risk Services Group, a national provider of risk management, claims management and managed care services, said the acquisition was completed on April 30. York is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Officials said the local company will continue to function under the Bickmore name.

Bickmore, which started as a small consulting business in 1984, now employs about 115 and has clients in 40 states. It has a working relationship with numerous public entities such as municipalities, counties and special districts, as well as municipal risk pools in California, Nevada, Oregon, Montana, New York and Alaska.

Bickmore's private sector presence includes clients in health care, construction, education and real estate. Areas of specialization include employment law, safety, human resources, business strategy, actuarial data and finance.

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