Markel International further expands bloodstock, livestock business

October 18, 2010

Markel International will further expand its bloodstock and livestock business with the acquisition of the renewal rights of the bloodstock and livestock book currently written by Talbot Underwriting Ltd.

Sophie Dunkerley and Alex Colquhoun will join Markel from Talbot to handle the renewal business and will strengthen Markel’s existing bloodstock and livestock team. Sophie and Alex provide expertise in the coverage of sport horses as well as thoroughbreds, and they offer a wide range of cover for the livestock industry.

The deal follows two recent equine and livestock acquisitions by Markel. Markel International acquired French insurance broker and cover holder Le Centaure in July, and in August Markel Insurance Co. acquired American Live Stock (ALS).

Source: Markel International

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