The credit insurance and surety specialist, Xenia Broking Group Limited (‘Xenia’), announces today that it has acquired a majority stake in Capstone Insurance Brokers Limited (“Capstone”), a Hong Kong-based insurance broker with specialist expertise in financial lines and digital asset insurance.
This acquisition marks the start of Xenia’s international expansion and broadens the broking group’s product offering into new and emerging classes of business.
This is Xenia’s ninth acquisition in three transformational years, which has seen the independent broking group grow to become one of the largest credit insurance and surety specialists in the UK.
The Capstone management team will continue to run the business post-transaction while maintaining an ongoing minority stake.
Tim Coles, Xenia Group CEO, commented:
“This is a transformative deal for Xenia, marking our first international acquisition and adding breadth and diversity to our product range as we develop our vision to become the leading specialist broker for credit, financial risks and financial lines insurance internationally.
The team at Capstone has created a seriously impressive business in the past three years. They have demonstrated great entrepreneurial aptitude and agility, successfully establishing themselves as a market-leading financial lines broker in Hong Kong and a pioneer for digital asset insurance in Asia.
Their expertise and our shared hunger for growth – which we will support with our M&A experience and capital – undoubtedly creates a unique force to be reckoned with in the Asian insurance market.”
David Halley, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Capstone, said:
“We are delighted to have found in Xenia a business that shares our vision, outlook and ambition. The union will accelerate our plans to grow by helping us to attract the very best specialist talent to Capstone and by enabling us to execute our acquisition strategy.