Arch Capital buys Barbican

The Lloyds building in London

Arch Capital Group has announced the purchase of Barbican Group Holdings for an undisclosed amount.

Barbican Group Holdings includes Barbican Managing Agency, Arcus 1856 and Castel Underwriting Agencies.

The purchase will be funded by US asset management firm Carlson Capital.

The acquisition is expected to be completed in Q3 or Q4 2019, conditional on regulatory approval.

Hugh Sturgess, president and CEO at Arch Insurance International, described the decision: “The acquisition of

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