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G&A Partners Acquires California-Based PEO Focus Management Group

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TUSTIN, CALIFORNIA – January 8, 2019 (Business Wire) — G&A Partners announced today that it has acquired the accounts of Focus Management Group, a California-based professional employer organization (PEO) and HR outsourcing provider.

With the addition of Focus Management Group’s accounts, G&A Partners now serves nearly 47,000 worksite employees and over 1,300 clients across the U.S. and Latin America, further establishing the firm as one of the largest privately held professional employer organizations (PEO) in the nation.

This acquisition is G&A Partners’ fifth in just over one year, following its acquisitions of Ascend HR Solutions in November 2017, Employer Essentials in December 2017, Platinum Colorado in June 2018, and Zogg Benefits in August 2018.

“The acquisition of Focus Management Group represents a great opportunity for G&A Partners to more fully establish our presence in the California market,” said John W. Allen, the company’s president and COO.

As part of the acquisition, G&A Partners will be retaining all of Focus Management Group’s corporate employees, including Scott Shumway, FMG’s president and CEO.  Shumway will maintain minority ownership in the company, help oversee the transition, and work with carriers and local brokers to provide competitive benefits and workers’ compensation insurance coverage to California clients.  This is the second time G&A Partners has worked with Shumway on an acquisition, following the purchase of FMG’s book of business in Utah in 2013.

“I am confident that this acquisition will position us to become a very strong player in the California PEO market,” said Shumway. “G&A Partners’ size and status as an industry leader will also allow us to negotiate even more aggressively than we already do on benefits and provide even better technology to our clients and their employees.”

About G&A Partners

G&A Partners, one of the nation’s leading professional employer organizations (PEO), has been helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses, take better care of their employees and enjoy a higher quality of life for more than 20 years.  By providing proven solutions and technology in the areas of human resources, employee benefits and payroll administration, G&A Partners alleviates the burden of tedious administrative tasks and allows business owners to focus their time, talent and energy on growing their companies. Headquartered in Houston, G&A Partners has offices throughout Texas, as well as in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Utah and Latin America.


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