Erinaceous acquire broker

A leading independent commercial property insurance broker has been acquired by Erinaceous Group. The acquisition of Keelan Westall was made via Hanover Park Commercial (HPC) for £19.7m making HPC one of the largest independent brokers in the property insurance market, with a gross written premium of approximately £200m. Andy Halstead, chief executive of HPC, said: "The growth aspirations of HPC are greatly enhanced by the acquisition."