Arachas completes acquisition of Hooper Dolan Limited

01 October 2021

Arachas Corporate Brokers Limited (“Arachas”) a subsidiary of The Ardonagh Group (“Ardonagh”, “The Group”), today announces that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Hooper Dolan Limited.

Notes to Editors


Arachas is Ireland’s largest, fastest-growing, nationwide insurance brokerage. We specialise in protecting Irish entrepreneurial spirit - the backbone of the Irish economy. We do this by combining our knowledge of the insurance issues facing Irish people, in business and in their day to day life, with our access to solid and reliable insurance providers. Originally established in 1969, Arachas has grown to be a nationwide broker with offices in Dublin, Kildare, Galway, Mayo, Cavan, Waterford and Cork. The company was acquired by Ardonagh – the international Insurance group with over 100 offices and 7,000 employees in 2020.


Founded in 1978 Hooper Dolan has grown to be one of Ireland’s most trusted general insurance brokers with offices nationwide employing 122 staff.  It has developed a reputation for being client focused, providing an innovative reliable professional expertise to its clients and a proven record of absolute integrity to all.


The Ardonagh Group is the UK’s largest independent insurance distribution platform and a top 20 broker globally. We are collection of best-in-class entrepreneurial and specialist brands with a network of more 100 locations and a combined workforce of more than 7,000 people. Across our portfolio, we offer a highly diversified range of insurance-related products and services across the full insurance value chain in the UK, Ireland and broader international markets. From complex multinational corporations to individuals purchasing personal insurance policies, our understanding of the communities we serve, together with our scale and breadth, allows us to work with our insurer partners to deliver a broad range of product and risk solutions that meet customer needs.