Hyperion and RKH merger complete

Hyperion Insurance Group Limited (Hyperion) and R K Harrison Holdings Limited (RKH) have this year completed the merger of the two businesses, following receipt of applicable regulatory and legal approvals.

Hyperion has acquired 100% of the share capital of RKH. Hyperion has become the parent company of the combined Group, with David Howden continuing as CEO. Dominic Collins has been appointed Executive Chairman of Hyperion.

The combined business provides clients with a viable, independent alternative, whilst sustaining an entrepreneurial culture and bespoke ethos that is unique in the insurance industry. Following the merger, Hyperion combines superior speciality lines expertise with extensive geographical reach, providing clients with the pre-eminent international and UK retail distribution network outside of North America; a leading independent speciality lines insurance and reinsurance broker; and the only global specialist MGA group.

David Howden, Chief Executive Officer of Hyperion, said: “I am immensely proud…of the completion of this merger, which represents a game changing step for Hyperion’s 21st year. We are truly coming of age and it is quite remarkable to think that since forming Hyperion in 1994 with just 3 people we will now be the world’s largest employee-owned insurance and reinsurance intermediary group with over 3,000 staff. We now go to market as one, and I believe our combination of scale, reach and specialism, underpinned by our majority employee ownership, offers a genuinely unique proposition. We have a fantastic platform from which we can grow, and this is supported by an entrepreneurial culture which makes us the home for the industry’s brightest talent.”

Dominic Collins, Executive Chairman of Hyperion, added: “I am delighted that…the merger of Hyperion and RKH has successfully completed. I believe that this is a transformational moment for us, bringing together two great companies and creating a significantly enhanced platform. This will further drive innovation and growth across our balanced mix of retail, specialty and underwriting capabilities and in turn enable us to better serve our clients around the world. The market remains highly competitive, but also offers significant opportunity. I believe we have created an outstanding platform from which to capitalise on this.”

About the Professional Indemnity Division at Howden

Howden Insurance Brokers is part of the Hyperion Insurance Group, the world’s largest employee-owned insurance group. Originally founded in 1994 as a wholesale broker, Hyperion now has businesses across retail and wholesale broking and underwriting. Hyperion is a global business generating £400m revenue per annum from over 120 offices around the world. With over 3,000 staff worldwide Hyperion is the fifth largest producer at Lloyd’s.

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