"The acquisition of an award winning business with established market relationships aligns well with our focus on underwriting, claims and service excellence", commented Craig Langham, XL Catlin's Regional Chief Executive Asia Pacific, Insurance. "We look forward to further profitable growth in this important market, serving the sophisticated needs of clients and brokers in Australia."
Robin Johnson, Country Manager of XL Catlin's Australia insurance operations, said: "Brooklyn have built a successful business reaching across Australia and are recognized for their innovative products, broker-friendly technology and customer service. In recognition of their reputation we intend to maintain the strong Brooklyn brand."
"With a strong position in the Australian specialty market and an established brand, we look forward to draw from XL Catlin's vast capabilities, global expertise, financial strength and strong reputation for claims service," commented David Porteous, Director of Brooklyn.
The transaction is expected to close in the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2016.
Located in Sydney Australia, Brooklyn Underwriting Pty Ltd and Brooklyn IT Pty Limited (Brooklyn) is a specialist underwriting agency that has been operating for over two decades. Brooklyn's insurance products are customised market specific solutions that are supported by a specialist underwriting team with recognised experience in SME Property, Casualty, Financial Lines, and Specialty. To learn more, visit www.brooklynunderwriting.com.au.
About XL Catlin
XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group Ltd (NYSE: XL) insurance and reinsurance companies which provide property, casualty, professional and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. Clients look to XL Catlin for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit xlcatlin.com.
About XL Group Ltd
XL Group Ltd (NYSE: XL), through its subsidiaries and under the XL Catlin brand, is a global insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. Clients look to XL Catlin for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit xlcatlin.com.
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