Deals & Acquisitions: HRC Buying Qdos Contractor

Tokio Marine HCC announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, HCC International Insurance Company PLC, has signed a purchase agreement with Qdos Holdings Limited and other selling shareholders to acquire Qdos Contractor of The Qdos Group for an undisclosed amount. 

Qdos Contractor is the only business included in the deal out of the eight companies that make up The Qdos Group. The remaining businesses will continue to operate independently through the current owners.

Qdos Contractor is a leading provider of insurance products and services to the growing UK independent contractor and freelancer market via an online digital delivery platform. The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals in the UK and Japan, and is expected to occur by the fourth quarter of 2018.

“We are pleased to acquire this outstanding agency and welcome its team of professionals to Tokio Marine HCC,” said Christopher J.B. Williams, Tokio Marine HCC’s Chief Executive Officer.

“This acquisition is a great addition to our very successful UK based Professional Risks Division. We look forward to the growth opportunities provided by this well-established brand and innovative platform. We are also pleased to bring this talented team into our group,” said Barry J. Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Tokio Marine HCC International.

“This acquisition shows that Tokio Marine HCC has great confidence in the sustainable growth potential of this specialist sector of the UK insurance market. Placing the business into the hands of this global brand gives our staff an excellent future and a rapidly growing client base.  We have worked with Tokio Marine HCC for over ten years now, and they share our values, know our staff and importantly, understand the needs of our clients,” said Stephen Greenwell, Founder and Chairman of The Qdos Group.

“This deal marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Qdos Contractor, after what has been a very successful period for the company. Following the restructuring of the group, we focused on driving growth through innovation and technology. With Tokio Marine HCC now at the helm, we are confident Qdos Contractor will build on its recent success,” said Alf Gordon, Qdos Group CEO and financier of The Group’s 2013 MBO. 

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