We are Howden M&A
Our market-leading team provides bespoke insurance solutions to corporate and private equity clients across the globe.
Our Culture - What we do
As a key part of the global insurance group Hyperion, Howden M&A provides bespoke Mergers and Acquisitions insurance solutions to a range of corporate and private equity clients across the globe.
Everything we do goes towards supporting our three core principles: integrity, innovation and a true desire to provide the highest quality advice available from the market.
Our integrity and dedication to excellence sees us manage the insurance process in an effective manner. For example, we have consistently been able to identify problematic issues that arise on deals at an early stage, and craft solutions to these problems - this approach embeds us with our clients who truly trust in our ability to manage the insurance process on their transactions.
Our desire to provide the highest quality of advice sees us constantly innovating, such as the development of the first cost-effective product covering ownership risk for 100% of the value in real estate companies. This product is now used on a significant portion of all commercial real estate transactions across Europe.
By joining our team you will be trained in our approach to understanding transactions, analysing deal documents, and tailoring bespoke solutions for our clients.
There is a real focus on team spirit, and allowing team members to flourish: you will have the freedom to meet up with underwriters, discuss market developments and build up your own industry relationships.
Our achievements extend beyond the office: the Howden netball team holds regular matches at lunchtime, and we even set up a mini 5 aside league with other law and private equity firms which went down a storm!
To celebrate our successes we regularly hold team lunches and evenings out, whether it be for dinner or other social activities - recent highlights include clay pigeon shooting and go-karting.
We operate a bonus system, and you are ultimately rewarded for the hard work that you put in.
Our Graduates - Who we are
I much prefer graduate life… it’s nicer to have some disposable income to do what I want and go on holidays.
Ella's graduate story.
Studied History and Politics at the University of Westminster
Joined Howden M&A in July 2014 as a Graduate Claims Handler
Moved to the Mergers & Acquisitions team as an Operations Associate
Progressed to the role of Junior Associate in January 2017
On my graduation day I did have a keen interest in Finance; I did my internships in an investment bank [and] now working for Howden is where I can really utilise my skillset.
Sven's graduate story.
Studied Finance and Economics at Lancaster University
Was a member of the Rugby Team and Finance Society at university
Joined January 2016 as an Associate
Worked in Business Development in Germany and London, now working as a Broker in London
Our Future - Where we're going
Joe O'Brien, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions Team
We established Howden M&A six years ago, with the aim of becoming the leading mergers & acquisitions insurance advisor in Europe. Fast forward to 2017 and we have achieved that goal, with offices in London, Frankfurt and, very shortly, New York, and a client base including some of the largest and most active private equity firms in the world.
We’ve grown from one of the smallest to one of the largest teams in the market, working on a large range of transactions spanning from £ 20million to £ 3billion in deal value.
Over the next five years we intend to become the clear market leader in Europe, as well as establishing one of the leading teams in the North American market.
We have a track record of promoting driven grads to senior roles in the team once they have shown they have what it takes; our growth rate has meant there are plenty of these roles available.
Two recent examples of the way in which you can progress rapidly through the company, one graduate who has been with us for two years will soon be helping establish our new office in New York, and another is regularly travelling to Spain and Italy to develop our client base there.
Our plans for the future make Howden the perfect environment to launch the career of highly ambitious graduates. If this sounds like you, apply today.