Cross Insurance acquires Rhode Island agency

Cross Insurance, a subsidiary of Cross Financial Corp. of Bangor, Maine, said it has acquired Troy, Pires & Allen Insurance, an East Providence-based agency, as Cross looks to expand its presence in Rhode Island.

Family owned Cross Insurance, which employs more than 600 people in 30 offices throughout the region, is not disclosing the financial details of the transaction.

Troy, Pires & Allen Insurance will now operate under the Cross Insurance name, the company said.

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This is Cross Insurance’s fourth acquisition of the year. Other acquisitions include the Driscoll Agency of Norwell as well as acquisitions of firms based in Maine and Connecticut.

“We see the acquisition of Troy, Pires & Allen Insurance as vital to our expansion in Rhode Island as we plan for the future growth of Cross Financial Corp.,” Cross Insurance chief executive Royce Cross said in a statement. “Under the Cross banner, Troy, Pires & Allen Insurance customers can expect to receive a focused product-line and a commitment to personal service that have helped solidify our status as northern New England’s largest independent insurance provider.”