BHMS Takes Controlling Stake in Hilb Group

BHMS Investments has made a controlling equity investment in The Hilb Group, an insurance broker that provides property and casualty, life and health and employee benefits products and services. New York-based BHMS is a private investment firm that focuses on the lower middle market.

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BHMS Investments, LP, through affiliated funds (“BHMS”), completed a controlling equity investment in
The Hilb Group, LLC (“Hilb” or the “Company”). Hilb was formed in 2009 by former senior executives
of Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Co. for the purpose of building a middle market commercial property and
casualty brokerage through a series of retail agency acquisitions. Hilb currently provides a broad array of
property and casualty, life and health and employee benefits products and services. The Company’s
senior management team will continue to hold a significant ownership stake in the business.
Robert J. Hilb, Chief Executive Officer of Hilb, said, “We are proud to partner with BHMS, whose
principals have successfully invested in this industry before, to help us further execute on our plan to
build a leading middle market brokerage agency in the tradition of HRH. The industry continues to offer
a tremendous opportunity for consolidation and The Hilb Group has a differentiated value proposition
that agency owners have shown excitement around. This transaction provides the Company with
significant equity capital to continue to execute on our plan.”
Kevin Angelis, Managing Partner at BHMS, said, “The Hilb Group was an opportunity that from the
onset fit the BHMS mandate well. We are very excited about investing alongside the Company’s highly
accomplished management team and look forward to a rewarding long-term partnership.”
About Hilb:
Headquartered in Richmond, VA, The Hilb Group, LLC is an insurance brokerage firm that provides a
myriad of property and casualty, life and health and employee benefits products and services.
Additional information can be found at www.hilbgroup.com.
About BHMS:
BHMS Investments, LP is a private investment firm focused on the North American lower middle
market. The firm was founded in 2010 and is based in New York City. BHMS invests in a wide variety of
control opportunities from acquiring companies in financial distress to conventional leveraged buyouts.
The BHMS mandate and Partner experience includes investing across all sectors of the economy.
Additional information can be found at www.bhmsinvestments.com.