This insurance broker and underwriter formed in 1994 when chief executive David Howden, 54, led a buyout from Lloyd’s broker SBJ. In 2017, it bought Spanish and Singaporean brokers and launched a subsidiary in Abu Dhabi, boosting international sales to £422m. In December, Canadian pension fund CDPQ agreed to acquire a minority stake in the business, investing £295m.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank156
CompanyHyperion Insurance Group
ActivityInsurance broker and underwriter
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa33.11%
International sales £000s421,977
Total sales £000s541,659
Staff3,794
Founded1994
Websitewww.hyperiongrp.com

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