Ardonagh steps-up European expansion with acquisition of Greece-based SRS Group
The Ardonagh Group (“Ardonagh”) announces its expansion into Greece following its acquisition of a majority shareholding in SRS Group of Companies (“SRS”).
SRS was founded in 2019 and is based in Athens. Its businesses include a leading independent wholesale reinsurance broker and an MGA platform.
Operating across Greece, Israel, Cyprus, and the Balkans, SRS provides a B2B offering placing complex risks in the Greek and international markets. SRS has experienced sustained growth and achieved approximately €11.6 million in turnover in 2022.
The acquisition provides a unique opportunity to partner with a fast-growing reinsurance business serving the southern Mediterranean region, strengthening Ardonagh’s presence in the region.
Founder and CEO of SRS, Konstantine Antonopoulos, remains at the helm and maintains a significant stake in SRS Group as part of the transaction.
SRS Group was acquired by Ardonagh Europe, led by CEO Conor Brennan, as part of its ambitious plan to penetrate new European markets.
Headquartered in London, Ardonagh is a leading independent global broking group, with €10 billion of gross written premium and €1.7 billion in turnover for the year 2022. Ardonagh’s portfolio of global businesses provides a broad range of product and risk solutions to clients around the world.
This acquisition follows Ardonagh’s recent announcement of its acquisition of two brokers based in the Netherlands, Klap Verzekeringsmakelaar* and Classicus, underpinning the Group’s international growth strategy and strengthening its proposition in the European insurance market.
Conor Brennan said: “SRS perfectly encapsulates what we strive for all of Ardonagh’s brands to be: a business firmly embedded in the communities it serves.
“We will look to enhance SRS’ strong growth by investing resources and proven group capabilities, so that Konstantine and his team, can collaborate with their new Ardonagh colleagues across the world, bringing additional reinsurance solutions to their clients now and in the future.
“With Konstantine and his highly skilled management team onboard, we will continue to land in new territories to enhance our rapidly growing European business.
“SRS and Ardonagh are a good example of how regional can meet international. With Ardonagh’s international reinsurance capabilities and the technically oriented SRS underwriting team located regionally, the Group will be able to create a more unique product offering.
“We are proud to partner with this great business and we are looking forward to embarking on the very exciting journey that lies ahead for us both.”
Konstantine Antonopoulos said: “Ardonagh stood out as a partner who shares our independent and entrepreneurial business values.
“We are thrilled to join forces with a global platform with the scale and dynamic culture to support our upward trajectory. We look forward to leveraging global reinsurance relationships, placement capability and the experience the Ardonagh International platform offers, to enhance our commitment to our clients.”
*Subject to regulatory approval
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