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Vanbridge Holdings LLC Divests Vanbridge LLC to EPIC and Alan Gray LLC to Premia Holdings

Dowling Hales acted as exclusive financial advisor to Vanbridge Holdings LLC on its divestitures of (i) the insurance brokerage business of Vanbridge LLC (“Vanbridge”) to EPIC Insurance Broker & Consultants and (ii) Alan Gray LLC (“Alan Gray”) to Premia Holdings Ltd.

Based in New York, NY, Vanbridge is a specialty insurance intermediary focused on alternative asset managers which include private equity, venture capital, and hedge fund clients and their portfolio companies (collectively “AAM”). Vanbridge offers intermediary services where it creates unique insurance products, risk structures and capital management solutions in the P&C, life & executive benefits lines for AAM clients as well as program management where it assists AAM clients in managing risk through the creation and management of specialty insurance programs.

Founded in 1988 and located in Boston, MA, Alan Gray is a claims and audit advisory firm that consults on both simple and complex risks and exposures. Over the years, Alan Gray has become an adviser and partner to an international client base that includes major insurers and reinsurers, Fortune 500 companies, law firms, MGAs, brokers and captives.

September 13, 2018


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