Brightstar acquires Australia based insurance underwriting agency Risk Insure, strengthening its growing presence across the wireless industry

Brightstar—the global leader of end-to-end device lifecycle management solutions—announced it has acquired Risk Insure, enhancing its device protection service across Australia and New Zealand.

Brightstar—the global leader of end-to-end device lifecycle management solutions—announced it has acquired Risk Insure, enhancing its device protection service across Australia and New Zealand.

Since its inception, Risk Insure has been a leader in insurance solutions for commercial and corporate businesses across Australia. Its ability to identify a company’s risk exposure, implement solutions and design effective insurance programs across the telco industry has enabled its strong and long-standing growth.

Clayton Bodnarek, Global Vice President of Brightstar’s Device Protection Sales, believes acquiring Risk Insure will enhance Brightstar’s presence in the device protection market.

“Brightstar has long been known for its innovative nature, and this acquisition gives us the opportunity to organically grow our device protection services within the Oceania region,” Mr. Bodnarek said.

“We’re pleased that Brightstar continues to invest in the growth of device protection in this region and around the world.”

With the increasing costs of ownership for new smartphone devices, Brightstar is looking for new ways to add value to their customers.

Tyler McGee, Brightstar’s Regional Managing Director for Oceania, said with smartphone prices increasing this acquisition will provide Brightstar the opportunity to further tap into the growing insurance market for smartphones.

“Risk Insure will help us provide a holistic service for retailers and operators, offering tailored insurance solutions that provide peace of mind to consumers across Australia and New Zealand,” Mr. McGee said.

Grant Goldner, Co-Founder of Risk Insure, said he is proud of what the Risk Insure team has accomplished in the Australian market, and looks forward to growing and supporting their Australian clients with Brightstar.

“By combining our success with Brightstar’s global reach and scale, we’ll be able to take our device protection capabilities to the next level,” Mr. Goldner said.

“Together, Risk Insure and Brightstar are poised to make a significant impact on Australian mobile phone insurance.”

 

About Brightstar

Brightstar simplifies the wireless world, making mobile technology accessible to everyone. A subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., we are the global leader of end-to-end device lifecycle management solutions. We work with carrier, retail and enterprise customers across 57 countries, touching every stage of a device’s lifecycle, from when it’s manufactured to the moment it’s time to trade it in and re-market it. To learn more about Brightstar, please visit Brightstar.com or contact media@brightstar.com.

 

About Risk Insure

Risk Insure was established in 2000 by Grant Goldner and Graham Gulliford and has grown to become one of the largest privately-owned insurance brokers in South Australia. Proudly South Australian and independently operated, Risk Insure employs over 50 staff who specialise in General Insurance and insurance facilities to the Telephone Communication Industry. For more information, please visit riskinsure.com.au

 

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