Press Release

Kirkland Advises Ryan Specialty on Acquisition of Castel Underwriting Agencies

Kirkland & Ellis is representing Ryan Specialty on the purchase of London-based managing general underwriting (MGU) platform Castel Underwriting Agencies Limited from Arch Financial Holdings (UK) Limited and minority shareholders. Castel includes 13 unique MGUs with expertise in specific insurance product niches. The transaction is expected to close during the first half of 2024 subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

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The team was led by corporate partners Aprajita Dhundia, Jiri Peterka and Rajab Abbassi and associates Melissa Sawyer and Bing Lim, with support from corporate associate Yoana Georgieva; technology & IP transactions partner Joanna Thomson and associates Ben Zeris and Lana Khoury; tax partners Mavnick Nerwal, Sara Zablotney, Adam Kool and Ed Moberly and associate Michael Akpomiemie; financial services regulatory partners Vanessa Walters and Emma Reid and associate Alex Clothier; and capital markets partners Bob Hayward, Bob Goedert and Craig Garvey.