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Hamilton Insurance Acquires Sportscover Underwriting.

M2 EQUITYBITES-April 1, 2015-Hamilton Insurance Acquires Sportscover Underwriting

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1 April 2015 - Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance holding company Hamilton Insurance Group has completed the acquisition of Sportscover Underwriting Ltd., the company said on Wednesday.

Sportscover is a Lloyd's managing agent which manages Syndicate 3334, and Kinetic Insurance Brokers Ltd., a Lloyd's insurance broker.

Former CEO of Torus' International Operations, Dermot O'Donohoe, has been approved as chief executive officer of the managing agency, which has been renamed Hamilton Underwriting Ltd.

O'Donohoe's approval follows an announcement in January, signaling Hamilton's intention to appoint the veteran Lloyd's underwriter to lead the development of the company's operations at Lloyd's, pending requisite approvals.

Syndicate 3334 will use the brand name Hamilton at Lloyd's in marketing and other communications materials. Kinetic retains its name but will be branded as A Member of the Hamilton Insurance Group.

The completion of the transaction follows Hamilton's announcement in November 2014 that it had entered into a share purchase agreement with Wild Goose Holdings Pty Ltd. the Australian-based holding company for the Sportscover group, to acquire Sportscover's managing agency and Kinetic.

The transaction between Hamilton and Sportscover required the approval of Lloyd's, the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority.

Together, Hamilton and WGH have provided Funds at Lloyd's for the 2015 year of account.

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