Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO), has announced an agreement to acquire Kentro Capital Limited (“Kentro”). The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2023, subject to certain closing conditions, including the receipt of required regulatory approvals.
Kentro is an insurance industry group headquartered in London, managing over £500 million of gross written premium. The collective Kentro team is composed of more than 350 insurance professionals operating from offices in the U.K., U.S., Europe, Asia and Dubai. From its founding in 2008, the Kentro companies, Nexus, Xenia, Millstream, Capstone Brokers and Spectrum Risk Management, have focused on product specialization and underwriting discipline as cornerstones for growth.
Currently, Nexus underwrites across a diversified portfolio of 20 risk classes, including trade credit, financial lines and aviation, through a network of over 800 retail broker partners in nine countries. The Nexus operating platform is purpose-built to maximize growth and underwriting performance. Xenia is one of the largest retail trade credit brokers in the U.K., with over 1,500 policyholders ranging from large corporates to SME customers.
Millstream operates as a specialty travel and personal accident provider; Capstone Brokers provides access to the Asian marketplace for complex financial lines and digital asset risks; and Spectrum Risk Management offers intermediary, agency and advisory services in the MENA regions and Asia.
The Kentro Group and its individual business entities will continue to trade and operate as they have historically, with the same leadership team, brand and market focus. Colin Thompson, Kentro Group CEO, will continue to lead the business, supported by Stuart Rouse, Kentro Group CFO, and will work directly with Brown & Brown senior leaders, Mike Bruce, Senior Vice President; Chris Walker, Executive Vice President; and Barrett Brown, Executive Vice President.