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Chief executive David Howden, 56, formed this London insurance broking and underwriting group in 1994. It now employs 5,000 people worldwide. Organic growth and eight acquisitions in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the UK helped boost adjusted ebitda to £211m in 2019: it is one of the most profitable companies on the league table. Last week it agreed to buy A-Plan in a £700m deal that will take its combined sales to £1bn. In lockdown, it supported the Alzheimer’s Society and matched any Covid-19 charitable donations by staff.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank4
CompanyHyperion Insurance Group
ActivityInsurance broker and underwriter
LocationCentral London
Sales £m714.6
Operating profit £m211.0‡
Main shareholders

General Atlantic and CDPQ (55%), management and staff (45%)

Staff4,996
Founded1994
Websitewww.hyperiongrp.com

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda