Hannover, 30 November 2020
The Frankfurt based MGA was formed in March last year and is one of the first standalone German MGAs to specialise in the M&A insurance market. It also has a subsidiary office in London and mainly focuses on UK and European risks.
Heiko Würtz, Managing Director and Head of Financial Lines at HDI Global Specialty said: “We are more than happy to strengthen this strategic partnership and to play our part in empowering this aspiring Agency. We believe the M&A insurance market in Europe has strong growth potential which the team at AMANIKI is well placed to take advantage of.”
Niki M. Demirbilek, founder of AMANIKI GmbH said: “We are delighted to have such a strong partner in HDI Global Specialty on our side. They are an experienced M&A capacity provider with a strong global reputation. It was important to us that we renewed the agreement at a time when other insurers are re-assessing their exposure to specialty niche products. This partnership will allow us to deliver innovative and flexible solutions to our clients.”
Carolina Rieger-Perdomo, Senior Manager of Transactional Risk Insurance at HDI Global Specialty added: “Niki Demirbilek is one of the most experienced underwriters in transactional risk insurance. She combines more than 20 years’ experience as a qualified German and New York M&A lawyer with more than 12 years’ insurance expertise writing complex, cross border and distress transactions. Together with her experienced underwriters Jaco Van der Merwe and Stefania Fontana, they make a formidable team.”
The MGA has a broad risk appetite not only in terms of jurisdiction but also industry and risk type, reflecting the team’s composition, language abilities and experience.