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.

About HDI Global Specialty SE

Following approval by the supervisory authorities, HDI Global Specialty rolled-out operational activities on 1 January 2019.

HDI Global Specialty SE is a joint venture of Hannover Re and HDI Global SE, both being strong and established players in the insurance and reinsurance market. Combining the specialty activities of the Talanx Group into HDI Global Specialty SE, is an excellent platform for putting together cross-business segment expertise and network reach writing agency and specialty insurance business in lines including such as errors & omissions liability insurance, directors’ and officers’ liability insurance (D&O), legal expenses insurance, sports and entertainment, aviation, offshore energy and animal insurance.

Specialist local teams are highly qualified to give quick responses and informed support to the client’s local operations, specifically their special, unusual or difficult insurance needs.

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AMANIKI GmbH and its UK subsidiary, AMANIKI Limited, underwrite a range of transactional liability insurance products for clients registered in the EU and certain other selected jurisdictions. Products include Warranty & Indemnity insurance, Contingent Tax insurance and Contingent Other. AMANIKI has a broad appetite reflecting the team’s experience and language capabilities.

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About HDI Global SE

As an industrial lines insurer, HDI Global SE (HDI) meets the needs of SMEs, industrial companies and corporate customers with insurance solutions that are specifically tailored to their requirements. In addition to HDI's prominent position in the German and broader European market, the company also has operations in more than 150 countries through foreign branch offices, subsidiary and peer companies, and network partners. The company is thus able to offer its customers local policies for their global operations, which ensure that the established service and insurance protection is extended for all covered risks worldwide.

HDI Global SE is a company in the Talanx Group’s Industrial Lines Division. Approx. 3,700 employees in this division generated gross written premiums of approx. EUR 6.2 billion in the year 2019. The rating agency Standard & Poor’s has given the Talanx Primary Group a financial strength rating of A+/stable (strong). Talanx AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the SDAX as well as on the stock exchanges in Hannover and Warsaw (ISIN: DE000TLX1005, German Securities Code: TLX100, Polish Securities Code: TNX).

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About Hannover Re

Hannover Re, with gross premium of more than EUR 22 billion in 2019, is the third-largest reinsurer in the world. It transacts all lines of property & casualty and life & health reinsurance and is present on all continents with around 3,300 staff. Established in 1966, the Hannover Re Group today has a network of more than 140 subsidiaries, branches and representative offices worldwide. The Group's German business is written by the subsidiary E+S Rück. The rating agencies most relevant to the insurance industry have awarded both Hannover Re and E+S Rück outstanding financial strength ratings: Standard & Poor's AA-"Very Strong" and A.M. Best A+ "Superior".

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