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Xenia acquires Peter Hill Credit & Financial Risks

3rd December 2021 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Credit insurance and surety specialist, Xenia Broking Group, has announced the acquisition of Peter Hill Credit & Financial Risks Limited, a specialist Trade Credit Insurance and Surety Broker based in Northampton, and with a particular focus on the construction sector.

handshakeThe transaction was completed on 30th November 2021 and marks Xenia’s seventh acquisition in two and a half years.

The Peter Hill team led by Mark Davison and Dave Smith will continue to run the business post-transaction from their current offices, while the business fully integrates into Xenia over the coming months.

“Peter Hill’s reputation, client service ethos and sector specialisms are highly complementary to Xenia’s,” said Tim Coles, CEO of Xenia. “We are very excited for what the team brings to us as we develop yet further our established expertise. I am delighted to welcome Mark Davison, David Smith and the outstanding Peter Hill team to Xenia.

“The union underlines our strategy to combine with similar independent firms who share our vision to create a driving force for the development and growth of the trade credit and surety markets,” Coles continued.

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“We aim to establish Xenia as a leading independent credit, surety and financial risk broker internationally for which it is important that we continue to attract specialist teams and businesses such as Peter Hill that share our ambition and ethos and who want to align with an independent and entrepreneurial broking group.”

Mark Davison, Director at Peter Hill, also commented: “This transaction with Xenia is a formative development for Peter Hill and is testament to the strength of our client service, the quality of our business and the expertise of our people. We are excited about the future as we embark on a new chapter in our growth strategy with a like-minded partner that understands our strengths, culture, values and focus on delivering outstanding customer service.”

Dave Smith, Bond and Credit Insurance Director at Peter Hill, further stated: “This is a great opportunity for Peter Hill and our clients as we will be complimented by Xenia’s capability in this very specialised market. We are encouraged by the capacity available with our insurers and with the expectation that there will be increased requirement for bonds during 2022.”

“Our clients will look to us for assistance navigating increased facilities, and we look forward to working with our colleagues at Xenia as we envisage further growth organically and through future acquisitions to help Xenia build its presence in the surety market.”

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