David Howden News

Howden Group to Acquire TigerRisk Partners to Create ‘Much-Needed’ Fourth Reinsurance Broker

Howden Group Holdings said it has created the “much-needed fourth global player in the reinsurance market” with an announcement it has acquired TigerRisk Partners to bolster the scale and depth of its offering to the reinsurance and capital markets. Howden …

Howden to Acquire UK Broker Aston Lark From Goldman Sachs

Howden, the London-based insurance broking group, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Aston Lark from Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Bowmark Capital. Aston Lark is one of the UK’s leading, independent, specialist complex commercial and private client brokers. …

Howden Launches Climate Risk and Resilience Division

Howden, the London-based insurance group, announced the launch of a Climate Risk and Resilience division. Led by Charlie Langdale, the team will focus on risk transfer products that help to accelerate and de-risk the move towards a low carbon economy, …

MGA DUAL Plans to Use Its Own Underwriting Capital Alongside Capacity Providers

DUAL, the London-based managing general agency, announced it will deploy its own group underwriting capital alongside its existing capacity providers. “This is a game-changing moment for DUAL. Now, by providing capital to DUAL, we move to the next stage of …

Private Equity Firm Hg Invests in Hyperion in Transaction Valued at US$5 Billion

Hg, the European private equity investor focused on software and service businesses, announced it will make a significant long-term equity investment in Hyperion Insurance Group Ltd., the insurance intermediary. The transaction values the business at an enterprise value of around …

Pension Fund CDPQ Invests More Than $400M in Hyperion Insurance

Hyperion Insurance Group announced that Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), the long-term institutional investor and pension fund, will acquire a significant minority stake in the group. Investing more than US$400 million in new growth equity, CDPQ will …

Bains to Step Down as CEO of DUAL; Firm to Be Led by Regional Mgmt Board

Hyperion Insurance Group, the London-based insurance intermediary group, announced that Talbir Bains, CEO and CUO of DUAL Group, the underwriting arm of Hyperion, has decided to step down from his role at the end of January 2017. Bains joined DUAL …

Booth Joins DUAL as Non-Exec Chairman & Named Hyperion’s Non-Exec Director

Hyperion, the world’s largest employee-owned insurance group, announced today that Clem Booth will join DUAL, its underwriting arm, as non-executive chairman of the board. He will also become a non-executive director on the board of Hyperion. The appointments are subject …

Howden UK Acquires Perkins Slade, Independent Broker

Howden UK, part of the Hyperion Insurance Group, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Perkins Slade Forrest Holdings Ltd., subject to shareholder and regulatory approval. Perkins Slade is a leading independent insurance broker that operates in three areas of …

Colosso to Retire as CEO of Howden UK

Hyperion Insurance Group, the London-based employee-owned insurance and reinsurance intermediary group, announced that Adrian Colosso will be stepping down and retiring from his role as CEO of Howden UK at the end of July 2015. Colosso came out of retirement …