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December 2023
Hines Associates advises the shareholders of Westfield Brokers Limited on its sale to Ardonagh Advisory

Hines Associates is delighted to announce that it advised the shareholders of Westfield Brokers Limited on its sale to Ardonagh Advisory*

Westfield Brokers, which trades under the name of Westfield Insurance, is an independent commercial broker based in Horsham, offering a diverse range of general insurance products, including fleet, liability, and contractors. The business was established in 2009 by Managing Director Peter Cowan, who will continue to lead the business which will become part of the Ardonagh Advisory platform, complementing Ardonagh’s existing presence in the West Sussex region.

Joe Conway, M&A Director at Ardonagh Advisory, commented:
“Westfield Insurance is a vibrant business that provides an outstanding service to clients thanks to its team of knowledgeable experts. The news that this business is set to join us really is the final flourish in what has been a remarkable year for Ardonagh Advisory.”

Peter Cowan, Managing Director at Westfield Brokers Ltd, commented:
“Over the years, Westfield Brokers has thrived thanks to our personally delivered service and reputation for excellence. We chose to join Ardonagh Advisory because there was a complete alignment in our culture, values and purpose. I know that we will be able to continue to offer the same exceptional service our clients have come to know and trust. We’re looking forward to working with Ardonagh and building on our existing offering so that we can bring even more high-quality products and services to our valued clients.”

“Hines’ input was invaluable through the process and we would not have achieved as positive an outcome as we did without their support.”

Dilipe Arul, Partner at Hines, commented:
“We are delighted to have advised Westfield Brokers on its sale to Ardonagh Advisory. Peter had a clear view of what the best outcome would be for his business, clients, and people. In Ardonagh, the Westfield team has a great platform to continue its growth trajectory with access to a broader suite of propositions that will benefit its client base. It was a pleasure to support the shareholders through this significant milestone, and we wish them and Ardonagh the very best for the future.”

*subject to regulatory approval