Aquiline invests in Beach & Associates

Aquiline Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Beach & Associates. No financial terms were disclosed. Beach is a specialty reinsurance intermediary.

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aquiline Capital Partners (“Aquiline”), a New York-based private equity firm investing in financial services, today announced it has made an investment for a majority of the equity in Beach & Associates (“Beach”), a leading independent and global specialist reinsurance intermediary.

Since its founding in 1988, Beach has built a reputation as an innovative organization with differentiated technical capabilities and understanding of complex risks. Beach has a high-quality actuarial team and is recognized for its success in working with clients to understand their risk tolerance and identify advantageous reinsurance alternatives.

“The Aquiline team shares our vision for the Company and we look forward to leveraging their insurance expertise and capital investment to strengthen our business,” said Grahame Millwater, Chief Executive Officer of Beach & Associates.

Beach’s leadership has built the business into a stable and growth-oriented entity that is well-positioned to take advantage of opportunities in a dynamic operating environment. The Company’s Founder and Chairman, Jonathan Beach, will retain a significant investment in the firm and remain on its Board of Directors. Beach’s senior Partners have invested in the company alongside Aquiline and will own approximately 15 percent of the company.

“With Grahame Millwater’s leadership, we see opportunity for Beach & Associates to develop and expand in the current market,” said Jeff Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer of Aquiline. “We look forward to working with Grahame and the rest of the senior leadership team.”

About Beach & Associates
Beach is a leading independent specialty reinsurance intermediary with a reputation for innovative reinsurance placements for complex and technical books of business. Operating in London, Bermuda, Toronto, and New York, Beach works with major insurance companies to understand and achieve corporate risk management goals through the purchase of reinsurance.

About Aquiline Capital Partners LLC
Aquiline is a private equity firm based in New York investing in middle-market businesses across the financial services sector in banking and credit, insurance, investment management and markets, and financial technology. Aquiline targets specialized businesses that have potential for improved performance and growth in conjunction with Aquiline’s equity ownership and active involvement. The Firm consists of industry experts who use their operating experience and a hands-on approach to build value in portfolio companies.