Dallas, TX (March 8, 2011)--UK-based Doodson Broking Group has acquired Dallas-based CSI Entertainment Insurance to form Doodson Entertainment, reportedly resulting in the world’s largest insurance broker for music and special events.
According to the company, coverage placed by the combined entity extends to over 10,000 concerts, 600 music festivals and 300 touring artists.
Founded in 2001 by its chief executive James Chippendale, CSI Entertainment Insurance, now a division of Doodson Insurance Brokerage (the U.S. arm of Doodson Broking Group), has provided specialized coverage for many events in the United States, including Barack Obama’s Inauguration in Washington DC and Victory Party in Chicago; festivals like Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits; and large-scale concerts featuring Gwen Stefani, R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Strait, and Coldplay, to name a few.
Established originally in Manchester, England as Arthur Doodson Brokers Ltd in 1964, Doodson Broking Group is a noted independent specialist insurance broker in the live music and event industries.
The U.S. division of the firm, Doodson Entertainment, is led by chief executive Roger Sandau, who has more than a decade of professional experience advising music and entertainment clients in the management of financial risk and the creation of tailored insurance solutions.
Doodson Insurance Brokerage currently maintains offices in Baltimore, Dallas and Los Angeles, in addition to the Doodson Broking Group locations in the U.K. in London, Manchester and Blackburn.