Aon seals UK deal for Henderson Insurance

Massive swoop offers 'best of both' firms to clients

Aon seals UK deal for Henderson Insurance

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

In October we told you about a massive insurance deal between broking giant Aon and one of the biggest independent insurance brokers in the UK. Now that deal has been sealed.  

Aon has completed the acquisition of Henderson Insurance Broking Group, with the latter becoming part of Aon Risk Solutions UK (ARS UK). The purchase was described as being in line with Aon’s ambitions of growing its UK retail business. The plan? Increase Aon’s footprint in the mid-market and specialist sectors.

“We’re delighted to be joining Aon, which brings a wealth of opportunities for our colleagues and enhanced solutions and services for our clients,” commented Joe Henderson, founder and chief executive of Henderson Insurance Broking Group.

The acquired broker focuses on general cover, health and benefits, as well as trade credit insurance.

“I am excited to be working with Joe and the leadership team at Henderson to bring the best of both of our organisations to our clients,” said ARS UK chief executive Julie Page.

When it announced the completion of the purchase, Aon noted: “This acquisition is the latest example of Aon’s ongoing commitment to allocate capital to high-value solutions that address emerging client needs, sharpen the firm’s focus on delivering advice and solutions, and strengthen its global footprint.”

Aon – which provides a broad range of risk, retirement, and health solutions – employs 50,000 people across 120 countries.

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