Howden makes first Belgian acquisition

Howden has acquired Belgian insurance broker, Sarton & Associés, representing an investment in property, casualty and employee benefits for large corporates, mid-sized businesses and SMEs in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Louise Cable-Alexander, CEO Northern Europe, said: “By attracting the right talent and empowering people to build businesses and teams, we continue to expand our footprint across Europe and invest in expertise for our clients. This latest deal means Howden Belgium is now a substantial, quality business, only a year after launching, and is another step in fulfilling our ambitions to be a leader in our chosen markets.”

Paul Sarton, founder of Sarton & Associés, added: “Howden was not the first company to approach us, but we chose to join them not only because of their international network, but also because of their independent and empowered culture. In Howden, we have found a place where people share our values, enabling us to continue to grow and focus on the client centricity, innovation and entrepreneurship for which Sarton & Associés has become known in the wider Brussels region. We look forward to being part of this fast growing company.”

Howden Belgium’s first acquisition completes just over a year since its inception in the summer of 2020.

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