Howden grows its presence in the Swiss Market with the acquisition of Born Consulting AG

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Published

15 September 2022

Bern / Zurich, 15 September 2022 - Howden, the international independent insurance broker, announces today the acquisition of Swiss Broker, Born Consulting AG (“Born Consulting”).

Founded in 2003, Born Consulting is based in Bern, Switzerland and is an independent insurance broker for national and international intermediaries, large companies and the public sector. Born Consulting prides itself on its client experience, an 'entrepreneur for entrepreneurs' approach combined with its enviable brokerage capabilities, all of which is a strong strategic and cultural fit for Howden.

Massimo Contino, CEO Born Consulting AG: "Howden is the perfect new home for us and provides us with the opportunity to continue to play an active and entrepreneurial role in shaping the company.  Our clients will benefit from the advantages of an international brokerage group, with distribution and expertise in 45 countries, combined with our local knowledge and capabilities. By joining Howden we can continue to grow our business and provide an unrivalled, client-focused service as part of a company that values independence and an employee-first culture.”

Felix C. Jenny, CEO of Howden Switzerland, says: "We are the natural home for independent brokers in Switzerland and today’s announcement will enable clients to access the expertise and specialisms of Howden's international network. The acquisition of Born Consulting fits perfectly with our growth strategy of consistent and steady execution through strong organic growth, talent acquisition and strategic partnerships with like-minded firms that share our culture of entrepreneurship and ownership."

Luigi Sturani, CEO, Howden Europe said: “With the acquisition of Born Consulting we continue to cement our position as one of the leading brokers in Europe. We both share the same principles based on top talent, employee empowerment and a collective culture and vision, all of which are underpinned by an enviable client-centric approach.  Today’s agreement brings us a step closer in fulfilling our ambition to position Howden among the leading brokers in Switzerland and we’re looking forward to welcoming Born Consulting’s employees and clients to Howden.”