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July 09
​Alliant Acquires CLS Partners

Texas-based employee benefits and risk management consultant infuses new innovation into Alliant’s growing national platform

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Alliant has added one of Texas’ foremost names in employee benefits and risk management consulting to its growing national platform with the acquisition of CLS Partners. The Austin-based firm brings a proven track record of innovation and a talented team of more than 50 professionals to Alliant, bolstering the firm’s presence in the Lone Star State and continuing its national expansion.

“CLS Partners has a sterling reputation for combining technical acumen with proactive service to deliver powerful long-term results to clients,” said Tom Corbett, Chairman and CEO of Alliant. “The CLS team will provide fresh ideas and proven methodologies that enable us to deliver strategic solutions that are backed by data and engineered for success.”

Established in 2008, CLS Partners is a leading provider of employee benefits, risk management, retirement, and technology consulting services. Founded on the belief that “clients deserve a better way,” CLS Partners represents a significant paradigm shift away from the traditional brokerage model. The company executes a proven methodology rooted in data analysis to deliver solutions that optimize business performance and deliver quantifiable impact. CLS services a diverse array of clients with both regional and national operations.

“Since our founding, we have always believed there was a better way to advocate for clients by promoting accountability and transparency while providing the ultimate service experience,” said Clint Scott, Chief Executive Officer of CLS Partners. “By joining forces with Alliant, we have a unique opportunity to leverage a national presence and accelerate our strong and unwavering approach to providing actionable strategies that enhance our customers’ programs and impact their bottom lines.”

CLS Partners is highly regarded for its corporate culture and progressive service delivery model, which has attracted some of Texas’ most innovative insurance minds. The firm attributes its success to the strong partnerships that have been formed among its employees, clients, and vendor partners.

Scott, along with the CLS Partners management team and staff, will join Alliant and continue to service clients from its offices in Austin and Dallas. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.